WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An Amish couple has sued a county children's services agency in northeast Ohio, claiming workers there are responsible for their adopted child being raped by its biological parents during unsupervised visits.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports than attorney for the couple filed suit against Trumbull County Children Services and three workers. The Amish couple is not identified in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit says the employees are responsible for the decision to allow the infant to receive partially unsupervised visits with her biological parents starting in January 2011.
The child's biological father, Cody Beemer, was convicted of raping her during a visit and was sentenced to life in prison. The biological mother, Felicia Beemer, was convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life.
The suit seeks $3 million in damages.