by David Krough and Teresa Blackman
Posted on December 10, 2009 at 11:00 AMstoptheinvasionoforegon’s comment. People should really go to the State Department site and Numberusa.com and find out how many foreigners are being allowed into the US. Immigration should benefit the Existing population, not the people of other nations. In this case, Russians and other Soviet Nations have brought crime and oppression with them. I met a schoolteacher who said the Old Believers Russians were offended by any story with Witches, so the Narnia books were not allowed to be read in the schools. I am outraged by this and countless other stories of how immigrants are taking advantage of the US and lowering our quality of life. I spoke with an Iranian couple who were shocked when an Iranian friend struck his small daughter on the face and she was put in foster care. In our country , they said, the man can do whatever he likes to family members.
SALEM, Ore. – In what Department of Human Services officials called a “horrible” case of child abuse, the parents of seven kids were sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison.
The state recommended five years for 40-year-old Oleksander Kozlov and 39-year-old Lyudmila Kozlov, but the Salem judge instead gave them the longer sentence of 7 years and three months, each.
The Koslovs were found guilty last week, of nine counts of child abuse. It was their own children who turned them in, calling 9-1-1 from their Lancaster Drive home and telling officers they had been abused since their family arrived in the United States from the Ukraine in 2003. Marion County deputies said they saw “significant evidence” of abuse on the 15, 14 and 13-year-old, and the kids were taken into protective custody.
Following that investigation, police and DHS officials went to the home and took four other children, ages 11, 10, 9 and a six-day old infant in to custody and arrested the couple.
The children told police the abuse sometimes involved hitting them with a looped wire, a belt, spoons, a leather leash or even sticks from the yard.
The two were charged with assault, criminal mistreatment, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon.
The couple’s attorney said there will be an appeal to the seven-year sentence.
to 10, 2009 at 11:20 AM
Let this be a lesson to parents; keep your kids locked in the basement or cage with no phones!.
This is just another example of discrimination against Russian immigrants. Somebody call pelosi!.
sportsterjohn said on December 10, 2009 at 12:27 PM
they should be beaten and kept in a wet stinking basement cell for the entire seven years..
vladcash said on December 10, 2009 at 12:41 Illiterate Russian Immigrant trashes US citizens and defends abuse:
What a bunch of nonsense..people in Russia don’t spoil kids like you do it here in US that’s why people in there are better than here..You spoil your kids and they kill you when time comes..This kids who punish their parents will regret what they did for rest of their poor life now..Parents wanted them to grow nice kids but US makes them just another foster child ,drug users,thefts and all you can imagine now….
julene said on December 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM
If you don’t like the way of our country and the law’s, You think we spoil our kids and and let them do whatever they want then go HOME,.
oregongirl said on December 10, 2009 at 1:23 PM
American Brilliantly points out that the Russians either play by our rules or turn in their Greed Card and Self Deport:
julene, amen! I agree whole-heartedly. And vladcash……nevermind, I don’t want to be reported! If people in Russia are better than here, then why are you here? Oh ya, you want a piece of the American pie that you so despise. maybe take a grammar class… this is a case of child abuse plain and simple. Sounds like the children were finally fed up with the cruel abuse they were being dealt. Good for them for having the courage to stand up to their abusers. May they have a peaceful life now and begin the healing process..
lilmel94 said on December 10, 2009 at 4:32 PM
Ya know Just cause they are from Russia DOES NOT give them the right to BEAT their kids! I don’t care where your from or your religious back ground. Its just too bad those poor kids had to go thru that for so long. I’m glad they’re going to jail!.
geezlouise said on December 10, 2009 at 4:43 PM
Oh Where is Veganpeace? I would imagine these people need our sympathy and compassion. As long as someone feels bad about what they did, they should not be punished but should be prayed for and protected from the KKK/Bush/ Police state that we have. You know it probably wasnt even them. I think maybe those bad bad police people some how set them up, or better yet, I think maybe the child is at fault for making her parents so angry? huh Veganpeace? Sound like some of the foulness that you would put forth?.
yamhill354 said on December 10, 2009 at 5:04 PM
Here it is again! People who come to America for a better life! But rather than adapting to the ways and laws of OUR Country they bring the old ways here. Some how this always frustrates me. My ancestors came to America in the 1800’s for a better life too. They were expected to adapt to the American Way of living. Including but not limited to learning English. This one responder states how much better children are raised in Russia. Then why do they not either stay in Russia or return. Heaven Forbid that they would have to live under the conditions here. And what about all the others in their Community and Church. Are they too abusing their children to this extent?.
quantumsuicide said on December 10, 2009 at 5:15 PM
‘vladcash said on December 10, 2009 at 12:41 PM What a bunch of nonsense..people in Russia don’t spoil kids like you do it here in US that’s why people in there are better than here” YEAH…YOU MAY HAVE SOMETHING THERE…MAYBE THAT’S WHY RUSSIA HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF ALCOHOLISM IN THE WORLD!.
lilmel94 said on December 10, 2009 at 5:52 PM
Well said! You dont like the way things are here then LEAVE!!.
lilhunny1 said on December 10, 2009 at 6:35 PM
wow, i have so much to say about this..i will try to keep it short..i am a 1.5 generation, my parents came here for a better life..but they never wanted to burden this great country that let them come, they were so greatful just to be allowed in..that was 33 years ago..so, we never got public assts..NEVER..what really ticks me off is now that i have worked all my life and paid my taxes and never got help..i thought if i really needed it this great country of ours would help but boy was i wrong..help is only for these people that come here and never work and hate this country of ours, i have a friend with a business and i see so many of these people come here and abuse the system..they get so much money from state aid like 800.00 to 1500.00 in food stamps alone..plus they get free health care and cash every month..WHY!!!..then they have the nerve to say this country is not as good as their’s?? but its funny how they come here and keep havin kids so they can get free money..if only all.
lilhunny1 said on December 10, 2009 at 6:38 PM
if all of you could see what i see in a day, you as in US citizens would be as mad as me to read someone from Russia say anything neg about the USA.
Estonians hate What Americans call Russians. Sorry they came from the Former Soviet Repulic, and it’s just like with the Mexicans, most of the illegals are mexicans, we aren’t going to spend all day breaking them down in Hondureans. The Ukranians are Russians and all the Slavic immigrants should know they are despised by Americans for their hostile exploitave attitude.
They need to learn to lie like the Mexicans and be manipulative and say: we no want to hurt no one we came here for better life that is why we have to steal your social security cards, because the white man no give us all your jobs.
first of all VLADCASH(your nickname probably means that you work for cash and get public assistance) get it straight they are not russians and not from russia they are from Ukraine and this is different…second i agree with lilhunny 100% i came to usa 12 years ago started from a scratch,went to college ,got edu..got a job..tthese people do not want to get a job they better have dozens of babies for foodstamps medical housing…..work for cash like you Vlad….if you cant take care of kids do not have any…stop draining the system… P.S people should know difference between russian and ukrainian 2 different cultures 98% of slavic community in portland are ukrainians who drive mercedeces and infinities to food banks for free food,and welfare offices for foodstamps…..
lilhunny1 said on December 10, 2009 at 7:06 PM
could see what i see every day you would all be amazed..and mad!!!!…when we came here we had to adapt and learn to be americans, why is it now that they dont have to do that??..and they abuse the system on top of all this too..maybe its not their fault maybe its the goverments fault for giving them everything for nothing and making so easy for them to live here and do nothing except complain about how bad america is..but its not just the Russians its the people that come from Africa as well..they dont want to give up they way they lived there but wants all the benefits of being americans…mean and rude..so, i am not suprised that these parents abused their children…by the way this is the first time i have ever written in one of these comment pages…
I hope the Mrs is too old to have any more kids when she gets out of the joint. That is a rather short sentence, since she will be out in less than 5 years unless she acts up in prison. As for having her children taken, that is for the good of the kids, and should not be counted as “punishment.”.
oremom said on December 12, 2009 at 6:50 AM
As a former neighbor, whose children were repremanded by these parents for being kids(noisy while playing), I am glad that the children finally became American enough to stand up for themselves..