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State prosecutor and wife 'abused adopted Ethiopian children found near death with skull fractures and bruises'

  • Deputy Attorney General Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen, 30, face charges of aggravated assault
  • Couple's 6-year-old son found malnourished with skin lesions and claiming father hit him
  • Doctors said 18-month-old girl had multiple skull fractures and may be permanently blind
  • Children were adopted in March through a church organization

  • A deputy Pennsylvania attorney and his wife have been arrested after their two adopted Ethiopian children were found starved and beaten to near death according to police.
    Deputy Attorney General Douglas Barbour and his wife, Kristen were arraigned today after their 6-year-old boy was found malnourished with skin lesions and the 18-month-old girl having multiple skull fractures and being possibly permanently blind.
    A doctor has recommended that the children have no contact with their parents, particularly the girl who was said could be injured again or die if she remains with the Barbours, according to court documents.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2213665/Douglas-Barbour-Prosecutor-wife-Kristen-abused-adopted-Ethiopian-children-starved-beaten.html#ixzz28ddPX5C6