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Court passes suspended sentence on American foster mother

August 31, 2011, 12:12 UTC+3
Alaska District Court in Anchorage sentenced: six months’ imprisonment and a fine of 2,500 dollars will be applicable to Jessica Bigley
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MOSCOW, August 31 (Itar-Tass) — The sentence for the American foster mother, who humbled adopted from Russia Daniil Bukharov of 7, is suspended. On Tuesday, the Alaska District Court in Anchorage sentenced: six months’ imprisonment and a fine of 2,500 dollars will be applicable to Jessica Bigley only if she humbles any of her children again. Besides, Daniil and his twin brother Oleg will remain in the family.

Jessica Bigley was sincerely surprised as the court said her methods of upbringing, she used for Daniil, were humbling, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta writes. the woman, on the contrary, was sure: she helped the boy who had lied to her about problems at school. For having told lies, Daniil had to take hot sauce and ice-cold shower. Bigley sent the video, which recorded the crying boy, to television as a positive experience in upbringing, which she wanted to share with the audience.

“How can a court suspend a sentence for realistic actions, which harmed the child?!” the Moskovsky Komsomolets quotes Director of the Ozon psycho-medical-social support Centre Evgeny Zsymbal, who is involved in similar cases of Russian parents’ cruelty towards children. “Any punishment has a preventive function. The children would not care about the punishment the parents have, but the fear for fair punishment should stop other inadequate adults. Here, we see lack of restraint.”

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