Former Foster Parents Arrested for Child Sex Abuse
While there are some happily-ever-afters that come from the foster care system, there are things in the system that need fixing.
For starters, there is abuse that happens within the system. Whether it is people fostering for the wrong reason, people abusing the system, or people abusing their own foster children.
One man, Carl Gilbert, is facing “multiple sex assault charges involving a foster child who was in his care in Mckeesport nearly 30 years ago.” Although the abuse occurred decades ago, there is finally justice being served for the child in their care.
Carlina Freeman, the abused child, stated that she had been “molested and raped by her foster parents beginning at the age of 9,” and when she was 14, “her foster father got her pregnant.”
She also mentioned that charges had not been filed. Shockingly, he has admitted to being the father and there were paternity tests that proved his abuse.
The system let her down and it is time for her to get the justice she deserves.
There were multiple investigations conducted, including a Target 11 investigation and the Allegheny County police’s criminal investigation.
Investigations Leading to Justice
After the Allegheny County police finished their investigation, they “filed charges against Gilbert and his ex-wife, Matilda Omiecinski.”
Omiecinski was just arrested last month.
Gilbert was also arrested last month, but when he was being picked up by Allegheny County deputies, he “suffered a medical emergency and was taken to a hospital and couldn’t travel” at the time, but he was recovered and ready to be transferred two weeks later. They are both will face a preliminary hearing this month.
In conclusion, we hope for justice, especially when it comes to children in care. While these former foster parents have been arrested, the investigation is important to bring truth and justice to the matter.
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