Family services releases statement on child abuse case

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Department of Family Services released the following statement on the child abuse case surrounding Janet and Dwight Solander and their daughter Danielle:

"Child safety is embedded into every decision made by the Clark County Department of Family Services in providing services to children and families. Providing quality caregivers is part of that service.

Foster parents are called upon to care for our most vulnerable. If the abuse alleged to have occurred at the hands of Janet and Dwight Solander, and their adult daughter Danielle Hinton is true, it is indefensible and the very type of behavior the department defends children against.

This does not, however, characterize the many excellent foster parents who have stepped forward to fill a vital role in our community by providing quality care for abused and neglected children.

The Solander's were licensed in 2010. The department has suspended their license with the intent to revoke it.

The department has no comment about the book written by Janet Solander entitled "Foster Care: How to Fix This Corrupted System."

The Solander's along with their daughter Danielle are being charged with numerous counts of child abuse, neglect, endangerment with substantial bodily harm and sexual assault with a minor under 14 years of age.

According to the criminal complaint, Dwight Solander, 50, Janet Solander, 53, and Danielle Hinton, 21, who is Janet's biological daughter, abused and assaulted three girls that were first in their care as foster children but were later adopted by the family. The girls were 12, 11 and 9 years old at the time of the alleged abuse.


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