Church Cancels Fundraiser For Couple Charged With Child Abuse

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – The Archdiocese of Denver confirms that a fundraiser for a couple facing charges of child abuse has been canceled.

The cancelation comes after CBS4 got complaints about the fundraiser from viewers.

Steven and Edelwina Leschinsky are charged with felony child abuse and contributing to delinquency of a minor. They are accused of forcing their three adopted daughters from Russia to perform extreme exercise as punishment, including push-ups over a board full of nails.

The Knights of Columbus in Loveland and the Saint John’s Church in Johnstown had advertised they would hold a fundraiser for the parents.

On Friday the archdiocese would only confirm that fundraiser had been canceled and said there is no further information about it.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Bystander says:

    I applaud church members for standing with this couple – they know them better than anyone else. This seems like a witch hunt on a runaway train,
    and I’m sorry our criminal justice system has allowed it to get this far.

  2. M says:

    I’m think I know who “Bystander” is…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

NEWS TEAM
Send A News Tip

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia