TORRY HANSEN, Sheriff to File Charges, Was Artem Saveliev Abused by Adoptive Family???
Bedford County Sheriff Randall Boyce in a press conference today, announced that Torry Hansen has continued to refuse to cooperate with authorities. He said because of this, he will be forced to pursue criminal charges against her and possibly the grandmother. He told reporters the charges could range from child abandonment to child abuse charges.
Authorities in Russia say Artem Saveliev, the abandoned Russian boy, has shown no violent tendencies since his arrival. Artem, has been placed in protective care and has been examined by local doctors. What’s most disturbing, is Russian doctors have found “some scars and some bodily injuries,” including marks on his leg and hands. The marks are believed to be two to three months old. Was Artem physically abused by Torry and Nancy Hansen?
As the story continues to unfold, it appears Torry Hansen’s mother placed a call to a Russian lawyer to discuss their options. The grandmother is also the person who gave Artem a one way ticket back to Moscow. Did Torry Hansen’s mother push her to return the child? Why was grandmother so actively involved in getting rid of the child? Why is the grandmother the only person speaking to media and not her daughter Torry? What are they hiding and why are they refusing to speak to the Sheriff’s department?
Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute in New York City, said, “On every level, putting a little kid on a plane and shipping them somewhere is horrific behavior. If you have a problem, you deal with the problem. It is certainly the equivalent of abandoning your child.”
Fortunately, three new families in Russia have come forward requesting to adopt Artem. It’s reported that he will be placed with a diplomatic family in Russia, who will give him the proper care and love that he needs. Thoughts and prayers go out to Artem.