Child Abuse Investigator Says Sadia Beats,
Hits, Abuses Her Children
Fatima is Afraid of Her Mother, Wants to Live With Her
The quotes below are from a 5/4/97 letter by a
child abuse investigator for Tehama County. To read the document in its entirety,
"On 5/4/97 I received a report that Fatima Loeliger [then age 8]
was afraid to return to her mother's home. I interviewed her at the Tehama
County Sheriff's department at 3:30 PM on 5/4/97. The following is substantially
what she told me."
"Fatima says she is afraid to go home because she fears being
hit again. She also expressed concern for the two other female minors in her
"Fatima reports that over the last two months she has been hit
with her mother's shoe which left bruises on her arms. A wire hanger also left
brown marks on her arms or hands and her mother has hit her with open hand."
"Fatima also states that her mother routinely tells her 'you are
stupid like your father'...her mother also calls her a "bitch " and yells a
"Fatima reports that her cousin is hit with both an open hand
and a closed fist which has left bruises and scars."
"I asked Fatima where she would live if she could choose. She
said she would live with dad because he spends time with her and does things
with her. Her mother is almost never home and when she is she is mad...she also
appeared genuinely fearful of returning to her mother's care."