A former foster parent has been indicted for rape and sexual imposition of sexually assaulting children in her care.
The Hamilton County grand jury decided to indict Barbara Brooks, 62, on 15 counts of rape and 3 counts of sexual imposition. If she is convicted of all the charges, she faces the possibility of spending the rest of her life in prison.
The former foster care mother is charged with sexually assaulting four children, whom she reportedly babysat between January 1, 2000 and February 27, 2007. She kept the children at her homes in Mt. Healthy and Springfield Township.
In April of 2010, victims went to the police. Two victims disclosed information on Brooks and her sexually abusive ways while they were in her care. This started a police investigation that ended in the indictment.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office said Brooks did have her license to be a foster parent for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. She held that license from July 1996 to December 2008. She was then terminated in 2008 when the Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department began investigation. She was alleged of sexual abuse.
There were no substantial evidence, so no criminal charges pended from that investigation.
Hamilton County Prosecutor, Joe Deters, said, “These cases are always difficult to comprehend. We are glad that the victims had the courage to come forward so that we can make sure that Brooks is never in a position to care for children again.”
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I’ve read many comments on this issue. People have said negative things about her appearance, her race, and even her gender. But the most important aspect we must focus on, is her ways!
This woman has taken in many children when they were on their last leg. She was supposed to be a REAL mother figure in their lives. Her job was to care for, shelter, and guide in the right direction. Instead, she inflicted more pain and stress on these kids. And for that, her race, her gender, and even her appearance is totally irrelevant! We must realize that there are people (OF EVERY RACE) that do abnormal things. Please, build a bridge and get over that.
This is exactly what I think is world with the world now. We are so focused on how we “look” to others, and what impression they will get from us, instead of focusing on how to get the job done! I am disgusted!! — Disgusted with it all.
If the world does not care about this woman stripping any chance of these kids continuing on a ‘normal’ life, in spite of their troubles, then we can really stop pretending now! What good are we doing? I’m done.
However, I will leave the floor open for any comments you all might have.
THIS NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED!
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