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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:50 AM

Former foster child demands $15M from State of Arizona

A 34-year-old military veteran has filed a $15 million notice of claim against the state of Arizona for sexual abuse he contends he endured as a foster child placed in the Sierra Vista home of convicted child molester David Frodsham.

According to public records, the man referred to in the claim as “John Doe” became a ward of the state as a young boy in 1992. In 2001, the then-16-year-old was placed in a residential group home in Sierra Vista, where he enrolled in a local school and became acquainted with Frodsham’s children.

Soon after, state officials approved Frodsham and his wife Barbara to serve as the teenager’s foster parents. It was then, John Doe alleges, that he was subjected to repeated sexual abuse by Frodsham and also witnessed incestual rape in the home. John Doe says he reported the abuse to his caseworker, but nothing was done by the time he graduated from high school and enlisted in the military in late 2002.

John Doe contends various state agencies and caseworkers didn’t follow statutory licensing and care requirements and failed to protect him by ignoring “obvious signs and warnings” that Frodsham’s home was not safe for a vulnerable child.

Read more: https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2019/11/29/former-foster-child-demands-15m-from-state-of-arizona/

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 04:03 AM

1. I hope this suit helps the system.

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