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Robert Wayne Baldwin, a social worker with the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, testified in Madison Circuit Court at the 2016 criminal abuse and assault trial of Linda Richmond. Richmond and her then-boyfriend, Julio Valladares, tortured Valladares' young daughter. Baldwin, assigned to investigate reports of child abuse in the family, said he did not see abuse.

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Berea father describes beating his daughter with leather belts

Julio Valladares testified in Madison Circuit Court at the 2016 criminal abuse and assault trial of his former girlfriend, Linda Richmond, with whom he tortured his young daughter over a span of months. Valladares pleaded guilty; a jury convicted Richmond. Both are in prison.
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Berea father describes beating his daughter with leather belts 2:04

Berea father describes beating his daughter with leather belts

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Berea man explains how he tortured his daughter with cold showers

Social worker says he didn't see abuse in Berea torture case 0:33

Social worker says he didn't see abuse in Berea torture case

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