In Wisconsin, Michael Stoner, 27, faced Judge Scott Needham for sentencing in the child abuse case of Emma Manning. The beating that 2-year-old Emma Manning endured caused her to be blind and unable to eat, walk, talk or sit up independently. The mother of the disabled child was sitting in court with Michael Stoner’s parents and spoke out in court in support of Mr. Stoner. She did not sit with her parents who are caring for her disabled child. Judge Needham described Mr. Stoner as an “angry, frustrated and dangerous young man”. In addition to his prison sentence, Stoner has been ordered to pay restitution for Emma’s medical bills that are nearly $400,000.00.
Approximately 80% of abusers never admit their crime.