Kentucky couple who let son run marathon visited by child services

Kentucky couple who let son run marathon visited by child services

The Kentucky couple who got here beneath hearth for permitting their 6-year-old son to run within the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati have revealed that they had been visited by Baby Protecting Companies.

Ben and Kami Crawford, of Bellevue, shared a photograph on Instagram of an official interviewing Rainier, “who adamantly determined that he wished to run a marathon.”

Within the caption, they wrote that Baby Protecting Companies arrived at their house unannounced on Friday “and interviewed our youngsters as a result of leaders in the neighborhood are calling operating with kids unsuitable.”

The added: “This must cease.”

“Our youngsters are having emotional breakdowns, NOT from operating, however from a mob that has been weaponized by runnings most completed and celebrated people,” they wrote.

“They’re stating that kids operating is abusive and never offering any knowledge or information. The reviews and stance are false. Tons of of witnesses together with cops and hours of video footage corroborate,” the couple continued.

“When will you apologize and retract?” they added.

Ben and Kami Crawford declare that they had been visited by Baby Protecting providers after they allowed their 6-year-old son Rainier, to run in a marathon in Cincinnati.Instagram / @fightfortogether

Rainier was interviewed by Baby Protecting Companies.Instagram / @fightfortogether

District Legal professional Steve Franzen of Campbell County, Kentucky, confirmed to “Good Morning America” that baby providers had visited the Crawfords, however stated no dedication had been made but within the probe.

The Crawfords addressed the backlash in an Instagram video posted Saturday.

“The true stuff that we acquired accused of was dragging Rainier, like bodily dragging him on the marathon course after mile 13 and throughout the end line,” Ben stated.

“For those who guys have seen our end line image, all of us held palms for just like the final most likely, like, .2, .3 miles. We talked about it forward of time, like that’s what we’re going to do,” he stated.

The Crawford household on the end line of the Flying Pig Marathon. Instagram / @fightfortogether

“I don’t know if I needs to be offended. I prefer to imagine that persons are doing the perfect that they’ll. They’re not attempting to wreck our life or, you understand, they most likely are legit afraid for our children. But additionally, it’s like, the place’s the road?” Ben continued.

Kami stated: “I really feel like we’re doing what we really feel captivated with It might be type of tragic to cease all that.”

The Crawfords beforehand addressed the criticism they obtained after the 26.2-mile race, noting they’ve been accused of “being irresponsible and even abusive” after permitting Rainier to compete.

The Crawfords stated that their kids selected to take part within the race weren’t pressured to run.Instagram / @fightfortogether

“On Could 1 our household of 8 completed a whole 26.2 mile marathon,” they wrote on Could 3. “That is the primary marathon our total household has run collectively. Our 5 older children waited for over an hour at mile 25 and after 8 hours and 35 minutes all of us crossed the end line collectively.”

They continued: “We now have by no means pressured any of our youngsters to run a marathon and we can not even think about that as possible virtually or emotionally. We now have given all of our children the choice for each race.

“Final yr two children ran it with out us… This yr after begging to affix us we allowed our 6 yr outdated to coach and try it. Each dad and mom gave him a 50/50 probability of finishing it and had been prepared to tug the plug at any second if he requested it or if we seen his security in danger,” they continued.

The Crawfords stated that they had requested Rainier “quite a few instances if he wished to cease and he was VERY clear that his desire was to proceed.”

In an Instagram Story, a person acknowledged that “Campbell County CPS” had been notified, to which the Crawfords replied, “CPS has investigated us for doing a lot crazier issues and deemed us protected dad and mom for our children.”

The dad and mom confronted additonal backlash after they posted an Instagram photograph of their son holding stacks of Pringles chips, sharing that the boy was “struggling bodily” in the course of the marathon.

Olympic marathoner Lee Troop slammed the dad and mom and race organizers for permitting Rainier to compete in a marathon.

The dad and mom had been accused of “bribing” Rainier with snacks if he completed the race.Instagram / @fightfortogether

The couple stated that their kids are having “emotional breakdowns” due to the backlash the household is receiving.Instagram / @fightfortogether

 “Baby stopping each 3mins after 20 miles, crying and emotionally distressed. Dad and mom bribing him to complete & he’ll get Pringles. Dad and mom seeing no subject in permitting this to occur. The whole lot about that is unsuitable!” he stated in a tweet.

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