Children Being the Prime Victims
Upper Darby, PA - In Pennsylvania, a 12-year-old boy, who was bitten on the nose and face by the family's pit bull late Monday night, still remains hospitalized at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Alexander Lester, suffered serious bite wounds to the facial area and was transported to CHOP for treatment.
According to Lester's sister, Tahara Dawson, 16. "They're going to have to keep him for awhile." The dog, a 2-year-old American pit bull named Sunny, was chained when he attacked the youth. Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood asked: "Why would you have a family pet chained up inside your house? And why would you have a pit bull with young children in the house?"
Questions the child victims will continue asking their whole lives.
In other news:
Texas CSP Charges Father
Henderson, TX - It appears Child Protective Services (CPS) in Texas may be catching on. After the fiasco of placing Pablo Lopez with a his aunt and uncle, who had a family pit bull named Greco that brutally attacked and killed Pablo, they are now arresting a man for leaving his 18-month old child alone with a pit bull in addition to several other charges.
"Benjamin Terrance Rawls, 24, was arrested Friday on suspicion of hitting and shaking his 10-week-old son, said Rusk County Investigator William H. Brown. Rawls also is suspected of leaving his 18-month-old son alone with a pit bull dog when he went to seek help for the younger son. The 18-month-old was on the floor with the pit bull, with marijuana and knives also nearby on the floor, according to a Rusk County sheriff's deputy's report. The 10-week-old baby remains in critical condition at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. The 18-month-old is in the custody of Texas Child Protective Services."
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