According to NWCN, nine Washington state employees will stand trial for violating the rights of three girls. For ten years, the employees in the Department of Social and Health Services ignored warning signs of abuse by the girls’ foster father.
Although Enrique Fabregas has a criminal history for drugs, theft and assault, the state allowed him to care for the three girls. Over the ten year period that Fabregas cared for the girls, there were more than 30 complaints that he was physically, emotionally and sexually abusing the girls. Fabregas is now in prison for sex crimes connected to the girls. The state is responsible for damages against the three girls’ civil rights. They are suing for $45 million.