It’s a disturbing case of alleged child abuse that has had neighbors concerned for quite some time.
"I was just real happy to see the kids get removed from that environment," said John Jansen who lives next door.
Jennifer Noland is a foster parent herself and says a case like the Fam's is very upsetting. She says while fostering and adopting kids can be extremely challenging there are plenty of resources available for parents.
"Anything that you need as a foster parent is available to you at no cost...if you're feeling stressed out there are other foster families out there that can give you a break,” Noland said
And Amy Harder's organization is one of those resources...Harder works with the agency Kids Crossing...they help screen and train families but Harder says sometimes the red flags do get missed.
"Unfortunately as much as you can do to look into what a person is like and how appropriate they may or may not be with children...things always happen and its very sad when that’s the case," Harder said.
Fam is currently facing six counts of child abuse and six counts of false imprisonment. A total of twelve charges that police say are only misdemeanors because the children were not physically injured.
William Fam is set to appear in court on January 2nd...police say they are still investigating this case though and there is a chance that more charges may be filed against him.
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