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Parents Found Guilty of Chaining Their Son Will Keep Parental Rights

Parents Found Guilty of Chaining Their Son Will Keep Parental Rights

A Minnesota couple who pleaded guilty to charges that they chained their 5-year-old son to his crib have been sentenced to one year in jail and three years supervised probation. 

Brian and Charity Miller admitted chaining their son to his crib from bedtime until morning every night, providing him and his brother with very little food. The 5-year-old weighed less than 30 pounds when his parents were arrested on April 21 this year.

The Millers’ parental rights were not terminated. Their kids will remain in custody of Mower County Child Protective Services who will work on a plan to eventually get the kids back to their parents.

Read the whole story here.

Do you think parents should retain custodial rights even after clear signs of abuse?

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SARAHJIMENEZ56985 SARAHJIMENEZ56985 4 years
THIS IS BULL SHIT THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS KID!!!! I HAVE TO AGREE TO OTHER PEOPLE THEY ARE GOING TO SEE THE KIDS DEAD ON DAY.... THEN WHAT HELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO.. SLAP THERE FACES.. HOW ABOUT THEY GET THE SAME TREATMENT LIKE WHAT THEY DID TO THE KID.. MAYBE THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND BETTER BUT I REALLY DOUBT.. THEY SHOULD OF GOT LIFE IN PRISION FOR THIS SHIT!!! IF IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE IM SURE THEY WOULD GET IT.. THIS MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH!!!! I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD THAT WEIGHS 40.. I COULDN'T EVER DO THIS CRAP TO HIM..
JenineDiConti JenineDiConti 4 years
Its amazing the systems diversification in what is abuse and how to remedy it. We have a weak system for support of what a child needs BEFORE the parents rights. The fact that none of u= s really have rights these days is part of the problem. The goal is to rehabilitate jail time may help. Reeducating these parents. Honestly some people have no clue what child abuse is especially those who live in the backwoods rural areas along the bible belt. No offense but religion plays into it. "Spare the rod spoil the child" is almost an invitation to beat a child.
MaryVolk3089 MaryVolk3089 4 years
they should be shot. Do kids even matter anymore?!
TrishaTaylor44231 TrishaTaylor44231 4 years
What needs to happen to these kids before the "system" decides that these people are clearly UNFIT parents??? This makes me mad! COME ON! >:(
ChristieBurrows95207 ChristieBurrows95207 4 years
in the courts defence they do have a year in jail before they potentially see the kids again. i dare say there wil be an appeal, from my knowledge Cherokee Indians are very honorable people and would not allow those children to go back to their parents because of that law, its intended to prevent Cherokee children from being taken from their parents unlawfully and does not include abuse. i pray someone decent stands up for the childrens rights as humans rather than race, before the parents are up for probation
CoMMember13627206545048 CoMMember13627206545048 4 years
I grew up in an abusive home in the late 60's & 70's, would be in a foster home for awhile then back home, things never changed. It was only worse because my mom was mad she got caught. These parents should have their rights taken away and give the kids a chance to get in a loving home where they can grow up without fear.
CoMMember13631169473902 CoMMember13631169473902 4 years
THEY ARE NOT PARENTS THEY SHOULD BE CHAINED THEY BOTH LOOK LIKE DRUGGIES
MaggieFanelli MaggieFanelli 4 years
These people clearly cannot handle children. People who cannot handle children end up neglecting, abusing and sometimes killing them. They won't change, either. You can't make somebody care about their kids. If they don't now, they never will.
LindsayJ74027 LindsayJ74027 4 years
i dont understand why they get to keep their kids....anyone who treats another human being like that, let alone their OWN CHILD is a disgusting human being and doesn't deserve to have kids, or freedom. im am extreamly sickened my this.
kathysneed kathysneed 4 years
FUCK NO THEY SHOULDNT ANY RIGHTS TO THOSE KIDS AT ALL
SaraDeSmet SaraDeSmet 4 years
Hell no.... if that were to happen in south dakota the parents would never get to see their kids again and no one in the family would get them... this is bull shit!
AshleyHoracek AshleyHoracek 4 years
No! People like that don't deserve to be parents. The state should have taken all parental rights away the day they were taken away.
AnissaFranks AnissaFranks 4 years
What is wrong with our justice system! They seem to have little care in what's right for the child or in getting proper justice for the torture these children go through! And starvation and being chained everynight is torture!
CoMMember13631154242722 CoMMember13631154242722 4 years
I would definitely not put the children back with the parents. That will most definitely take an emotional toll on them in the future.
JeannethOrtega JeannethOrtega 4 years
UMM NO!!!!! If they do, then we live in a shitty world!!! Those kids need to be placed in a caring home, not on death row!
AlyshaPhillips10355 AlyshaPhillips10355 4 years
that makes me sick!
lesascott lesascott 4 years
I dont think any parent should every get there children back if there were being abuse i think the parent should get done just like what they wre doning to the children.
lib33 lib33 4 years
They should never be aloud near there children again or any
StephanieBray29079 StephanieBray29079 4 years
I am a social worker now but I also experienced a lot of neglect a child because of the fact that social service agencies are too focused on maintaining these people's rights often at the expense of the rights of the children. My social workers were so focused on family preservation that it took four different occasions of myself and my siblings being removed from the home before something was done on a more permanent basis. Then, my mother's parental rights were only terminated when she decided to stop showing up at the court hearings. At the beginning, she knew exactly how to turn on the charm when the social workers visited and she said what they wanted to hear. When I tried to tell them what was really going on at home, they treated me like a juvenile delinquent that was trying to avoid punishment or something. Luckily, we were not experiencing extreme physical abuse because we would be dead right now if that were the case. I believe in trying to keep the family together WITHIN LIMITS. Definitely not if keeping the family together is causing harm to the child and by causing harm I do not mean just physical harm. Those emotional and psychological wounds are just as important to consider. The parents have rights but the right to continue abusing and neglecting their children should not be one of them. Other social workers may disagree with me but allowing the rights of the parents to overshadow the rights of the children to live healthy, happy lives unfortunately results in a lot of dead kids. We really need to clean this up!
KeniaAguilar KeniaAguilar 4 years
these animals shouldn't even be called parents there is no way a mother or father would do this.... just 1 year for what they did "no way" they should stay in prison for ever!!!!!!
EmmaHolmesWasAmes EmmaHolmesWasAmes 4 years
y on earth have they still got rights????? the kids should go into care and onto getting a mummy n daddy who will look after them
LisaTreacy26235 LisaTreacy26235 4 years
The children should be removed from the parents permanently! The parents should have NO rights whatsoever!! They have proved how they treat their children. The children should not be with them again!
SharleneJones SharleneJones 4 years
These parents should be chained up. I bet their mattress isn't propped against the wall because the sheets needed cleaning. I also see that both of the parents are fat so they obviously had plenty to eat for themselves and just didn't want to share with their children. A 5 year old that weighs 30 lbs is emaciated! It should not matter that they are part of an Indian Nation. Seems to me that the parents and their lawyers are using that as a way of getting the adults out of trouble - not a way of helping the children. DISGUSTING! Everyone on the parent's side of this issue (including the parents, lawyers and judge) should all be ASHAMED of themselves. These children deserve better!
Debbie83772 Debbie83772 4 years
That's just nuts -If they did it once -who's to say it won't be done again!Could be a different outcome next time!!
LoriWilkerson LoriWilkerson 4 years
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO there is no way in this world that i would give those poor kids back to there parents
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