Fla. couple with ties to northwest Alabama charged with abuse of adopted & foster children


FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT)  – A Cape Coral, Florida couple with ties to North Alabama faces multiple counts of sexual and physical abuse against their adopted and foster children.

The Alabama Department of Human Resources is limited on what they can tell us, but did confirm Daniel and Jenise Spurgeon were approved foster parents, living in Florence until August.

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A nine-page police report from Cape Coral, Florida is full of chilling statements by the foster children and adopted children of the Spurgeons. They describe in detail the sexual abuse they endured while living in the Spurgeon home.

This case broke on Sunday, July 17 when Cape Coral Police were called to a fast food restaurant for a report of intoxicated teens. When police arrived, three teenage children said their father had given them alcohol.

As investigators dove deeper, accounts of molestation and physical abuse surfaced. The children told officers Daniel Spurgeon would force the children to perform sexual acts.

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