David Frodsham and Samantha Osteraas

David Frodsham (image source) and Samantha Osteraas (image source) have been charged in horrific crimes as Arizona Foster Parents.

UPDATE – Our interview with the mother and her side of the story:

Arizona Child Removed from Loving Family and Placed into Foster Care Where She was Repeatedly Raped – then 80% of Body Burned

Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor

WARNING! Content in this article not suitable for younger audiences! 

This is perhaps one of the most horrific examples of child abuse of a child who was taken into state custody by a “Child Protection” social service agency, and put into the foster care system, that we have ever reported.

That is not to state that these kinds of horrible stories are rare, but rather seldom do we have the legal rights to publish such stories.

This one is the result of a lawsuit in the State of Arizona, and therefore the 1st Amendment gives us, and anyone else in the media, the right to expose this, since charges have been filed against the alleged criminals in the foster care system.

As we have previously reported on our MedicalKidnap.com website, statistics clearly show that children taken away from their families, even “troubled” families where there are problems, do far worse overall in foster care after they are separated from their families, since the incidences of abuse while in foster care are far greater.


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Whistleblowers and other studies also show us that the vast majority of children removed from their families are not for child abuse, but other reasons such as “medical neglect” (which is often simply disagreeing with a doctor and asking for a second opinion). True cases of abuse by parents is actually rare, reported to be anywhere from 5% to only 25% of all children seized by Child Protective Services and put into state foster care.


85% of Reports to Indiana Child Protective Services Unsubstantiated – Families Destroyed Needlessly

75% of Children Taken by Texas CPS are Based on Unfounded Accusations

As this case in Arizona clearly shows, the problem of child abuse in America today is not primarily about child abuse within family homes. No, the problems with child abuse today are primarily about child abuse within state care, where children are entered into drug trials against their will (see: Medical Kidnapping in the U.S. – Kidnapping Children for Drug Trials), entered into pedophile rings, and bring in huge amounts of federal funds to the state to pay for a billion dollar, legal, child trafficking business which nation-wide employs hundreds of thousands of government workers.


Isn’t it time to stop this? Turn off the federal funding and kill it, NOW! There is no other solution.

Listen to an interview below with Beth Breen, the driver contracted with CPS to transport Devani between the Frodshams’ home and visits with her parents.

Horrible Child Abuse Blamed on Arizona Agencies

Courthouse News Service

TUCSON (CN) — After Arizona’s Department of Child Safety placed a toddler with a man who ran a “pornographic pedophile ring” out of his home, it moved her to a home where the foster mother burned her with scalding water over 80 percent of her body, the little girl’s guardian claims in court.

Fleming and Curti PLC, court-appointed guardian of Jane Doe, sued Arizona, its Department of Child Safety, other state agencies, the Christian Family Care Agency and a host of other institutions and people, in Pima County Court.

The Department of Child Safety, formerly Child Protective Services, removed Jane Doe from her biological mother’s home in 2013, when she was 2, and placed her with David and Barbara Frodsham, a state-licensed foster home, according to the June 16 lawsuit.

The state allowed Jane to stay with the Frodshams for 18 months, despite her biological mother’s complaints of “Jane Doe’s repeated documented urinary tract infections,” the complaint states.

“Instead of investigating Jane Doe’s biological mother’s concerns of abuse, [DCS] and the defendant caseworkers accused her of making false and exaggerated reports to DCS,” according to the complaint.

The state did not act until David Frodsham, driving drunk, left 3-year-old Jane and another child in his parked car while he was collecting his foster parent check in a state office, while “visibly drunk and acting belligerent.” Police were called and found Frodsham had a .28 blood alcohol concentration. They removed Jane from his care but did not investigate his home, the complaint states.

It continues:

“Later, David Frodsham was arrested and accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, procuring minors for sex, and possessing and/or manufacturing child pornography. Law enforcement’s investigation revealed a video made by David Frodsham of a 3- or 4-year-old girl being penetrated by an adult male and screaming for her mommy. David Frodsham pled guilty rather than face a trial and has been sentenced to 17 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. David Frodsham was part of a pornography ring involving numerous children in his pornography and the procurement of sex for the ring.” (Citation to sentencing document omitted.)

Four more state and federal cases involving a child placed in Frodsham’s home are pending against him, and more are expected to be filed, according to the complaint.

Unfortunately, things did not improve much when the state moved Jane into the care of Justin and Samantha Osteraas, her guardian says. According to the complaint, “Defendant Samantha Osteraas submerged and held down Jane Doe, a 5-year-old, in a bath of scalding hot water. Jane Doe suffered severe burns over 80 percent of her body. When police arrived, there was blood on the floor and pieces of Jane Doe’s skin were falling off her body. There were bruises to her neck and arms along with other signs of trauma.”

Jane had to be placed in a medically induced coma, suffering from organ failure. She lost her toes to amputation “and will undergo lifelong operations to replace 80 percent of the skin on her body and will need incredible amounts of care for the duration of her life as a result of the abuse she suffered in the Osteraas’ home.”

Samantha Osteraas, 28, was arrested in January this year and charged with child abuse. The state then removed her three biological children from her home, according to the Arizona Daily Star. She is awaiting trial.

Jane’s guardian seeks punitive damages for negligence, respondeat superior, breach of duty, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery, and constitutional violations.

Here are the defendants: State of Arizona; Arizona Department of Child Safety; Arizona Department of Economic Security; Child Protective Services; Division of Children, Youth and Families; Christian Family Care; Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona Inc.; St. Nicholas of Myra; Mark Brnovich; Gregory McKay; Charles Flanagan; Clarence Carter; Jeannette Sheldon; Eva Pena; Katherine Mayer; Cassie Dixon; Monica Reyes; Norel Alviti; Rosette Codner; Jack Roddy; David Frodsham; Barbara Frodsham; Samantha Osteraas; and Justin Osteraas.

Jane is represented by the Cadigan Law Firm and Carillo Law Firms of Tucson, and by Manly, Stewart & Finaldi in Irvine, Calif.

A DCS spokesperson said the agency does not comment on pending litigation.

Read the full article at Courthouse News Service.

Other articles exposing the corruption in Arizona:

Arizona: Battleground for State-sponsored Child Kidnappings – Highest in the Nation

Arizona CPS Uses Police-State Tactics to Kidnap Safe Children

Why is the Arizona “Family Advocate” Threatening People Asking About Children in State Custody?

CPS Caseworker in Arizona Turns Whistleblower – Reports on Abuse of Power


Medical Kidnapping: Billion Dollar Adoption Business

15,000 Cases of Arizona Child Porn: Huge Child Sex Trafficking Ring in Arizona

A History of Medical Kidnapping at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Health Impact News family stories on Medical Kidnappings in Arizona:

Is Arizona a Hub of Child Sex Trafficking? Why does Arizona Take the Highest Percentage of Children from their Homes?