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    Grandparents plead guilty to abuse with 'goat whips and shock collars'


    Cheri CrawfordJames Crawford

    Posted: Jul 26, 2010 9:25 AM EDT
    Updated: Jul 26, 2010 5:09 PM EDT

    By Trent Faris - bio l email

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two Chesterfield grandparents will spend at least the next seven years in prison for abusing their three grandchildren.

    James Crawford and his wife, Cheri Crawford, plead guilty to three counts of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.  The couple admitted in court that they abused their grandchildren, ages 8, 11 and 12, starting in July 2009.

    In court proceeding, it was revealed that one of the brothers was forced to physically abuse his brothers with a shock collar.  Fourth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Adam M. Foard told WBTV before the court hearing that the couple used goat whips and shock collars on all three children.

    The Crawford's forced one of the boys to live in a trailer without electricity, another was forced to live in a utility shed without air conditioning. The third grandson was able to live in the house with the grandparents.

    During court Monday morning, it was revealed that the boys were forced to rake pine needles from 'sun up to sun down' and were forced to stand military style in the yard.

    "They said if there wasn't raking to do they would have to dig holes and fill those up," said Assistant Solicitor Kendall Burch.

    The boys were even forced to stand up for most of the meals they were served, which prosecutors say was 'sour food.'

    The boys were forced to use a bucket inside a tent as a bathroom.

    The 11 year old was made to hurt his brothers.

    "He was made to shock the other two children," said Burch.

    It was the summer of last year when a neighbor saw the three boys standing at attention, like soldiers in the heat, in Crawford's front yard.

    "Then the second time she saw Cheri Crawford chasing the youngest on a golf cart and he was crying and she was screaming at him," said Burch.

    Burch told WBTV the children lived with their grandparents after their father was murdered several years ago in Missouri.  Their biological Mother is said to have drug addiction issues and no one knows where she is.

    Burch says when the kids were adopted, things were OK at first.  Burch says the kids told here the Crawfords even took them on family vacations, but the relationship with the kids went down hill.

    "They pulled them out of school and started home schooling them which ended up being more of a physical labor camp," said Burch.

    Neither had very much to say in court Monday morning, but Burch says Cheri Crawford told investigators why she did what she did.

    "She said this is not abuse this is discipline," said Burch.

    James Crawford was sentenced to 7 years in prison, while his wife was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Both were also sentenced to 5 years of probation.

    All three boys are now in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

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    Re: Grandparents plead guilty to abuse with 'goat whips and shock collars'

    This is what happens when grandparents who do not want to raise any more children are forced to parent.  :2angry:
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    "She said this is not abuse this is discipline,"


    Because I know growing up when I was bad my older brother would beat me and shock me with a shock collar too! That's why today I am a well disciplined women.. *rolls eyes*  :lol:

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    [quote author=emfellows link=topic=26230.msg1680550#msg1680550 date=1280185179]
    "She said this is not abuse this is discipline,"


    Because I know growing up when I was bad my older brother would beat me and shock me with a shock collar too! That's why today I am a well disciplined women.. *rolls eyes*  :lol:
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    I've wanted to use a shock collar on at least one of my kids and most definitely on my grandson. They shouldn't have taken the kids in the first place but probably felt obligated to do so when their shitty parents couldn't take care of them. They should have gone into foster care.
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    Funny how these children have never shot their grandparents. (Sorry parent and step-parent.)

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    [quote author=verysad2see link=topic=26230.msg1680562#msg1680562 date=1280185652]
    Funny how these children have never shot their grandparents. (Sorry parent and step-parent.)
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    They aren't 13 yet. 
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    well now that they are gone... the World will never know 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheri Crawford
    This is not abuse, this is discipline.
    How is being forced to shit in a bucket and being fed sour food considered discipline?

    This is why I am a firm believer in having the punishment fit the crime, and I'm not talking about the number of years in prison. These idiots should be forced to stand military-style, be fed sour food, be forced to crap in a bucket inside a tent, rake pine needles or dig holes all day and get shocked & beaten with whips for the amount of time they were sentenced, which I believe is 7 and 8 years, respectively.

    I understand they may not have wanted to take on more kids after raising (maybe) their own, but that doesn't mean they have to start abusing them. If they felt obligated to take them in and then later found they couldn't handle them, they should have turned them over to foster care.

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    [quote author=emfellows link=topic=26230.msg1680583#msg1680583 date=1280186275]
    well now that they are gone... the World will never know 
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    They didn't die. They're in foster homes now.

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    [quote author=verysad2see link=topic=26230.msg1680815#msg1680815 date=1280205246]
    They didn't die. They're in foster homes now.
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    No, but they'll never have the chance to shoot their grandparents. Well, maybe later.
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    [quote author=deeply shaded link=topic=26230.msg1680818#msg1680818 date=1280205471]
    No, but they'll never have the chance to shoot their grandparents. Well, maybe later.
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    Where there is a will and a weapon there's a way.

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    [quote author=deeply shaded link=topic=26230.msg1680553#msg1680553 date=1280185297]
    I've wanted to use a shock collar on at least one of my kids and most definitely on my grandson. They shouldn't have taken the kids in the first place but probably felt obligated to do so when their shitty parents couldn't take care of them. They should have gone into foster care.
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    Foster care might not be much better. I'm just hoping a good home is found for these kids and they are able to deal with whatever anger or other emotional issues they have resulting from this. Poor kids.

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    [quote author=Jupitergurli link=topic=26230.msg1681294#msg1681294 date=1280265337]
    Foster care might not be much better. I'm just hoping a good home is found for these kids and they are able to deal with whatever anger or other emotional issues they have resulting from this. Poor kids.
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    Foster care sucks, too, a lot of times. These kids don't have a chance. It's really sad when trash spawns.
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    [quote author=deeply shaded link=topic=26230.msg1681313#msg1681313 date=1280267778]
    Foster care sucks, too, a lot of times.
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    I'm willing to bet foster care will be a lot better than their grandparents' care, even if it does suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rip. View Post
    [quote author=deeply shaded link=topic=26230.msg1681313#msg1681313 date=1280267778]
    Foster care sucks, too, a lot of times.
    I'm willing to bet foster care will be a lot better than their grandparents' care, even if it does suck.[/QUOTE]

    Foster care wasnt all that bad tbh. When we got their it was like a paradise compared to what we had went through. The food was so good and we got to see people and make friends. We stayed at a place in Rock hill SC call the childrens attention home, it was nice and the staff were sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Crawford View Post

    Foster care wasnt all that bad tbh. When we got their it was like a paradise compared to what we had went through. The food was so good and we got to see people and make friends. We stayed at a place in Rock hill SC call the childrens attention home, it was nice and the staff were sweet.
    You're one of the grandkids from this story, I assume? How are things going for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Crawford View Post
    I'm willing to bet foster care will be a lot better than their grandparents' care, even if it does suck.
    Foster care wasnt all that bad tbh. When we got their it was like a paradise compared to what we had went through. The food was so good and we got to see people and make friends. We stayed at a place in Rock hill SC call the childrens attention home, it was nice and the staff were sweet.[/QUOTE]

    How are you going? Good to hear things picked up for the better
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    God, I hope this is real.

    I'm so glad you are doing ok. How is life and how are the siblings getting on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeply shaded View Post
    [quote author=Jupitergurli link=topic=26230.msg1681294#msg1681294 date=1280265337]
    Foster care might not be much better. I'm just hoping a good home is found for these kids and they are able to deal with whatever anger or other emotional issues they have resulting from this. Poor kids.
    Foster care sucks, too, a lot of times. These kids don't have a chance. It's really sad when trash spawns.[/QUOTE]

    Are you fucking kidding me to say that they don't have a chance you'll be happy to know that I know personally that at least one of these children's has a chance. The reality is that its people like you that believe damaged kids have no chance make them believe they can't you fucking prick.

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    Are you fucking kidding me to say that they don't have a chance you'll be happy to know that I know personally that at least one of these children's has a chance. The reality is that its people like you that believe damaged kids have no chance make them believe they can't you fucking prick.
    Yeah, that was posted 7 years ago. And I am not even sure if that person is still an active member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steele95 View Post
    Foster care sucks, too, a lot of times. These kids don't have a chance. It's really sad when trash spawns.

    Are you fucking kidding me to say that they don't have a chance you'll be happy to know that I know personally that at least one of these children's has a chance. The reality is that its people like you that believe damaged kids have no chance make them believe they can't you fucking prick

    Read dates before you post, yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumaki15 View Post
    Yeah, that was posted 7 years ago. And I am not even sure if that person is still an active member.
    My bad just got pissed off because one of the boys is currently living with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steele95 View Post
    My bad just got pissed off because one of the boys is currently living with me
    Thank you for taking him in! These kids were dealt a bad hand and I am happy to hear they are in a better situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steele95 View Post
    My bad just got pissed off because one of the boys is currently living with me
    No worries. It was understandable. Just check the post dates next time. And well done on taking in one of the kids.

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