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Father of 11 neglected children out of prison

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A father of 11 who was indicted on criminal charges of second-degree cruelty to children and failure to provide an education has been released from prison, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Jeremy Lane Long, 39, entered Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Ga., on July 15, 2009, with a three-year sentence, followed by 10 years on probation, after pleading guilty in June.

Burke County law enforcement discovered Long’s children, ages 10 months to 18 years old, in a dilapidated home in the summer of 2008.

According to police reports, there was no food or water in the home. None of the children had ever been to school or seen a doctor or dentist. The younger children had never worn shoes or ridden in a car. Several needed extensive medical care.

Their mother, Christine Long, pleaded guilty July 31, 2009, after being indicted on the same charges as Jeremy Long.

She continues her two-year sentence at the Burke County jail by spending every other weekend behind bars. Sixteen years of probation will follow.

Courts terminated the Longs’ parental rights in July 2010, and the couple’s 10 minor children are free to be adopted.

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thyroxin
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thyroxin 08/18/10 - 05:50 am
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And i bet that is how america

And i bet that is how america would end up without that big government folks hate so much millions of children in shanty towns fighting over road kill....and that is how many grew up a long time ago......and all folks that hate that big government soooo much ....r you more concerened with tax cuts for the rich???or actually someone looking out for americas kids....and to all the haters of abortion ..i hope you in line to adopt one of these neclegted unfed...uncared for children ...and hope for the best....because they usually have extensive emotional trauma that they will pass on to their off spring....social ills have to be regulated by someone....i guess the GOVERNMENT is better than none....i rather have the government regulate than have a bunch of unfed raised by wolf children be a menace to society...

airbud7
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airbud7 08/18/10 - 08:03 am
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Burke county Hillbillys!!!

Burke county Hillbillys!!!

curly123053
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curly123053 08/18/10 - 08:16 am
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This guy needs to be "fixed"

This guy needs to be "fixed" so he cannot make anymore babies. He has already proven he is not suitable to be a parent.

smec29
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smec29 08/18/10 - 08:24 am
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What a joke the system has

What a joke the system has become. Both parents should be serving way more than 2 years and every other weekend.

sueboo418
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sueboo418 08/18/10 - 09:09 am
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Wow! Let's see, the oldest

Wow! Let's see, the oldest child spent 18 years (her whole life) in prison living under his roof and he gets 1 year????? I'm not a rocket scientist but this just is NOT right any way you look at it!!!

edwardc
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edwardc 08/18/10 - 09:28 am
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There must be more to this

There must be more to this story than has been reported in the paper. When did poverty become a crime?

Indigo
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Indigo 08/18/10 - 10:10 am
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Personally, I don't see what

Personally, I don't see what good the guy sitting in prison does. Hes a burden to the taxpayer in a large way in prison, and while I'm sure hes not running for mayor anytime soon, perhaps he can make a small amends to this litter he helped create. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve prison, but the prison system is so overloaded that they are emptying out these non violent folks and I don't blame them given their circumstances. You have criminals suing the system because their RIGHTS are being violated.

All that aside, however, didn't the woman involved get to serve time on weekends? DOUBLE STANDARD!

EdwardC, he went to prison for child neglect/abuse, or whatever they called it.

sueboo418
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sueboo418 08/18/10 - 10:16 am
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EdwardC, search his name and

EdwardC, search his name and you will find out more about him.

courtneymom4
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courtneymom4 08/18/10 - 10:45 am
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Thyroxin, you just wait till

Thyroxin, you just wait till something gets regulated that you don't want to be controlled by gov't, you will be singing a different tune. killing babies is never the answer. I will pray for these children and parents and all others in this world and for you as well.

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urright 08/18/10 - 11:06 am
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I am in no way saying what he

I am in no way saying what he did was right, but didn't our grandparents grow up in much the same way? No running water, no shoes, no yearly trips to the dentist? Also, why do we want him to be fixed and hanged, but mom gets a free pass? Was she not there? Did she not spit these kids out? If she truly wanted help, she could have gotten it.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 08/18/10 - 12:44 pm
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thyroxin - that is just

thyroxin - that is just nonsense. You should really move to country full-fledged in socialism then. In America, despite the government's current unsustainable attempts to delay the inevitable social Darwinsim, personal responsibility is paramount, actions have consequences, and if you aren't self-sufficient then you had better start practicing.

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asoldier 08/18/10 - 03:20 pm
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edwardc, The crime was not

edwardc, The crime was not "being poor". The crime was having a whole slew of children without the means or ware-withal to care for them. The “crime” was the abuse and neglect of eleven children over a period of nearly 20 years. Anyone who does not think depriving eleven children of the bare niceties in life i.e. food, adequate shelter, and an education is not abuse needs to re-think their own value system. In this day and age with all the social programs available there was absolutely no excuse. For all of you who choose to think of me as a bleeding heart for daring to suggest they could have used social programs I encourage you to ask yourself this question:"would I rather pay for the children to have adequate food and a quality education now, or pay for at least one of them to be in prison for life?" I agree the parents should have been sterilized years ago. However, the children are here now. They never asked to be born but defiantly deserve a chance at a quality life. I am thankful the parental rights were terminated.

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sassygirl352 08/18/10 - 04:20 pm
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Wow I hope this man does not

Wow I hope this man does not father anymore kids. Then again who would be stupid enough to let this bum touch them

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augdowg 08/18/10 - 11:06 pm
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cut his pee-pee off...i CANT

cut his pee-pee off...i CANT AFFORD his SEX ANY MORE...THANKS...TAX PAYER COST..AROUND 500 K

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