Officials Horrified To Discover Foster Mother Was Doing Something Monstrous To Children She Was 'Helping'

No one suspected that wealthy couple Paula Sinclair and Allen Richardson would be at the center of abuse allegations of their seven foster children. Sinclair, the foster mother to the seven children, had cared for the children in their home in Long Meadow Farms, Houston since they were babies. According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, the seven children were found in horrendous living conditions, after an anonymous tip from an undisclosed source led to a case worker discovering the children in a small, feces-smeared room wearing shabby, ill-fitting clothes and bruises from being beaten with a paddle. The children had been locked in a small closet and were often left for so long, they soiled themselves, leading to an unhygienic and simply horrific living environment. One of the children, who was diagnosed with down syndrome, was fond wearing a dirty diaper. It was later found that none of the children, aged from 13 to 16 years old, had never once been to school or received any other form of education.

Sheriff Troy E. Nehls expressed his heartache over the children’s suffering after police raided the Long Meadow farms home: ‘I cannot think of a more deplorable situation than what we have learned in this case. The people are taking advantage of a lousy situation at the experience of children who cannot fend for themselves. It is absolutely heart-breaking’.

Despite the obvious neglect and negligence, Mrs. Sinclair and Mr. Richardson insist that they have done nothing wrong. Although the relationship between the two is unclear, with Mr. Richardson not living at the home or being involved in the incident, they were still both arrested after the discovery.

It was later brought to light that this incident might not have been the couple’s first case of abuse. CBS News revealed documentation recovered from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (DFPS), that a child fostered by Mrs. Sinclair and Mr. Richardson, had died in their home in 2011. This chilling revelation could not be clarified as the DFPS wouldn’t reveal any information regarding the cause of death or the surrounding circumstances. The pair were never charged at the time. Despite the horrifying circumstances, the community of Long Meadow Farms has banded together to raise money for the seven children, who are now in the care of the Children’s Assessment Center and have received treatment for their injuries and malnourished condition. Fort Bend police have thanked the public for their generous donations in a post on Facebook. Paula Sinclair and Allen Richardson have been charged with injury to a child as well as aggravated kidnapping on December 5, 2016. The pair will remain at Fort Bend County Jail for the duration of their sentence.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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