Parents accused of confining children to garage, trailer as pun...

There are 9 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Parents accused of confining children to garage, trailer as pun.... In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Las Cruces police have arrested the parents of four children who allegedly punished the girls by confining them to the garage - and later an unfurnished mobile home - for days at a time.

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Concerned in PA

Pittsburgh, PA

#587 Dec 14, 2010
I'm amazed there's no information about criminal charges after all these year.

I still check this thread a couple times a year.

Thanks for posting information you find, anonmon!
curious

Las Cruces, NM

#588 Feb 25, 2011
What ever happened to Dr. Yaw & his wife?
Jessica

Nanty Glo, PA

#589 May 19, 2011
Its like anything else. He was accused but never found guilty. I've know this man for 20 years. He saved my life. I don't believe he would do this. You didn't hear anything else because none of it was true.
dearest

Las Cruces, NM

#590 May 19, 2011
Jessica wrote:
Its like anything else. He was accused but never found guilty. I've know this man for 20 years. He saved my life. I don't believe he would do this. You didn't hear anything else because none of it was true.
To deny that these girls went through these events when there is a woman in the trailer park that took them in and saw their living conditions is a slap to all children who have been abused and were not believed. You are insensitive and out of touch with the reality that many suffer at the hands of their parents. Pick up any of the books by Dave Pelzer or a memoir by the name of Falling Leaves. Those that abuse show a different side of themselves to their contemporaries.

I hope these girls are okay and developing relationships with people who will encourage them and let them know they are valued.
not important

Westfield, NY

#591 Jul 22, 2011
I cannot believe some of the things, the lies, that are online. I do not refer to the incident as being false. I speak of the many inconsistencies between truth and lie... what really happened? The media is not one to tell you, they do not know. Some facts are clear, yes. But others I have read-well I just scoff at them. I cannot tell you where they came up with certain time periods, lengths, and even causes. The jist of what they say is true, but it has taken quite the toll on many lives to understand what to believe and what to accept false. Just remember, people change...for the better or the worse
dearest

Las Cruces, NM

#592 Jul 23, 2011
not important wrote:
I cannot believe some of the things, the lies, that are online. I do not refer to the incident as being false. I speak of the many inconsistencies between truth and lie... what really happened? The media is not one to tell you, they do not know. Some facts are clear, yes. But others I have read-well I just scoff at them. I cannot tell you where they came up with certain time periods, lengths, and even causes. The jist of what they say is true, but it has taken quite the toll on many lives to understand what to believe and what to accept false. Just remember, people change...for the better or the worse
Then ask your questions directly to the girls. The town shown with your screen name makes me believe you know those directly involved. But what is the motive to make them relive the memories? If it is just for your own curiosity, that is not enough. If you want to offer the girls a refuge and support, then maybe it is worthy to clarify the timeline.
Fact Check

Albuquerque, NM

#593 Jul 23, 2011
ANONYMOUS wrote:
Also, I know she has not been mentioned on this forum. Thank you Cindy Aranda, the mother of five, who took the two girls into her home and cared for them. You were an angel to have done what you did. I read that you had just moved into that area recently. I believe Maureen, the girls' mother, must have been watching. You will never be forgotten. My sincere thanks goes out to you. You have to be a beautiful person and good mother.
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You are not aware that this Cindy is mother to several drug addicted children? You are not aware that at no time did she Take them into her home and care for them. You were not aware that it was the property owner who called Det. Ferguson and reported the girl hiding behind the Aranda's rented home. You really don't know very much.

Since: Jul 14

Pittsburgh, PA

#594 Jul 17, 2014
For reasons that I don't want to go into, I'm interested in this case. Because of my interactions with Kenneth Yaw, MD, I believe every accusation against him. A recent reminder prompted me to do a bit of research on the current status, and this site popped up.

Since nothing had been entered here since 2011, that prompted me to do more research. I visited the New Mexico Courts website listed in other's posts ( nmcourts.gov ) and searched on his name.

I discovered that on 02/06/2012, the case against Kenneth Yaw was indeed dropped. After four years of back and forth motions, the State of New Mexico declined to prosecute him "in the best interest of justice."

I also discovered that Rita divorced him in January of 2013.

The youngest girl would have been around 15 at the time. I certainly hope he didn't manage to regain custody of her.

Since: Jul 14

Pittsburgh, PA

#595 Jul 18, 2014
Here are links to the two blog posts I did, one back in 2008. I think our family still has the letter he wrote. I wondered when the aneurism happened - could it have influenced his treatment of us in 1993?

https://2keeplearning.wordpress.com/2008/08/2...

https://2keeplearning.wordpress.com/2014/07/1...

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