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By Penny Gunderson, Published January 23 2009

Need to protect vulnerable babies

I am writing about the couple facing child abuse charges printed in the Jan. 8 Forum article. I do not know all the circumstances leading up to their arrest warrants.

I question how a previously convicted child abuser was not investigated on a regular basis. Had this occurred, their living conditions would have been discovered and proper steps would have been taken to protect these children much sooner.

For this child to have suffered possibly three skull fractures tells me our system is not working and something needs to change. We need to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

My fear is that the children will be returned to this couple and they will end up either disabled due to a head injury or dead. Are you OK with that?