Michael Braun - Fort Myers News-Press - Published: 1:38 p.m. ET Jul. 22, 2020 Updated: 3:23 p.m. ET Jul. 22, 2020
Daniel and Jenise Spurgeon have been arrested on multiple charges of sexual and physical abuse of at least 10 adopted and foster children in their care.Three more victims have filed suit against a Cape Coral couple accused of sexual assault, abuse and molestation of as many as 15 children.
The lawsuits, which each seek $25 million in damages, stem from alleged long-term abuse and neglect in the foster/adoptive homes of Jenise and Daniel Spurgeon that occurred while they were living in Alabama.
The couple were charged with numerous counts of child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, human trafficking, sexual torture and other crimes against children.
Our community is hurting right now due to the senseless acts of violence. Let’s keep the Pughsley family and the Montgomery Police Department in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace to 8-year-old Royta Giles Jr. Another beautiful life, gone too soon.
On behalf of victims of violent crimes in Alabama, Victims of Crime and Leniency (VOCAL) issues the following Press Release
In a recent open letter to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, 67 affiliates of the University of Alabama School of Law asked for the release of “all inmates over the age of 60; those with chronic illnesses, complex medical needs, compromised immune systems, and disabilities; and pregnant women” (“An open letter to Gov. Ivey from 67 in UA law community.”) In this open letter, students and professors from the law school specifically reference the Alabama Emergency Management Act, which asserts that the Governor has the power to exercise any “functions, powers and duties as are necessary to promote and secure the safety and protection of the civilian population” (Ala. Code § 31-9-8).
"Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. Vocal appreciates the officials that strive every day to make the process a little easier for victims. We appreciate you!"