Target: Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Goal: Investigate alleged abuse of innocent child.
Despite evidence that their infant son was abused and beaten by a babysitter, a pair of Oregon parents find themselves unable to file criminal charges because of a legal loophole. Unless further action is taken, these parents may need to face the reality that the individual who allegedly struck their child will not be held accountable.
After returning home from a date, Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney reportedly found extreme bruising on their son Jacob’s face. Multiple doctors confirmed that Jacob’s bruising showed a handprint, and a detective informed the parents that the physical abuse could have killed the baby.
Unfortunately for these concerned parents, prior court rulings in Oregon make it tremendously difficult to prosecute suspects in abuse cases when victims cannot speak.
Though the abuse has not yet been confirmed, the evidence presented by Marbury and Quinney demands further investigation. Any individual who strikes a defenseless infant must be punished. Sign the petition below and urge the state’s attorney general to look into this case.
Dear Mrs. Rosenblum,
I am writing to call your attention to an incident involving Joshua Marbury and Alicia Quinney, and their infant son Jacob. After coming back from a night out, Marbury and Quinney reportedly discovered extensive bruising on Jacob’s face. Since that night, multiple doctors confirmed that Jacob’s bruising showed a handprint, and a detective deemed the injuries sufficient enough to have potentially killed Jacob.
Unfortunately for these parents, successful prosecution is extremely difficult in abuse cases in which victims cannot speak. Despite their efforts to press charges against the babysitter who was taking care of Jacob, there has been no investigation into this disturbing incident. I urge you to assist these parents and bring the individual who allegedly abused their baby to justice.
[Your Name Here]
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