by Kevin Kistner
Posted: 08.18.2011 at 6:38 PM
TOLEDO -- A Toledo couple honored more than a decade ago as Family of the Year is now facing criminal charges. Christopher and Lee Ann Henry were honored in 1999 for their role as foster parents.
Now the couple is charged with physically abusing and failing to protect their 17 year old adoptive daughter with cerebal palsy. The indictment claims the abuse goes as far back as 2005.
Police were notified of the alleged abuse when the officials at the teen's school noticed unexplained bruises. That's when the teen told them she had been verbally abused and not well taken care of.
All foster children have been removed from their home.