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Son files suit against estate of Pierce County couple accused of child sex abuse

Post by Kate McEntee / The News Tribune on Aug. 31, 2011 at 7:32 am with 2 Comments »
August 31, 2011 7:32 am

Our news partner, KIRO-TV, posted this update about the case of a Pierce County firefighter and his wife accused of abusing their daughters:

The man who went to police after he learned of allegations that his father was sexually abusing the family’s adopted daughters filed a civil suit against his mother and his father’s estate Tuesday, in part seeking child support for three of his sisters.

Trey Hamrick went to police after he discovered the allegations against his father, Scott Hamrick, Trey’s attorney Nelson Fraley said earlier this month.

Drew Anne Hamrick is currently facing charges of unlawful imprisonment and criminal mistreatment, among others, in the case. Scott Hamrick committed suicide on June 30 after, a source told KIRO 7 Investigator Chris Halsne, a police investigation was launched into the abuse allegations.

Tuesday’s claim alleges that Drew Anne Hamrick has received tens of thousands of dollars stemming from her husband’s death and stands to inherit hundreds of thousands more. The suit seeks to divert some of those funds to the adopted Hamrick children and Trey Hamrick, who is acting as their legal guardian, for child support.

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  1. Alaska47 says:

    If his wife was aware of the abuse,she should do the right thing and give all of the assets to the victims.

  2. tonnibell says:

    Thanks for that profound statement “Alaska47″…. of course she knew about it. There were way too many kids involved for her not to know. If she didnt question locks on the outside of doors, not feeding the children, physical, sexual abuse….not to mention the lifetime of mental abuse they will all have to try to work thru the rest of their lives……then she really wasnt paying attention!!! This woman knew what was going on and should have & could have done something to stop it if she would have choosen to do so.

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