Protestors gathered outside a local business over the weekend after the owner was arrested for child abuse late last week.
Mark and Cheryl Lane were charged with abusing their biological and adopted children.
Mark is a 20-year veteran with the Tyler Police Department and Cheryl is a nurse practitioner at the Whitehouse Family Medical Primary Care.
Several East Texans gathered outside the medical center, wanting to let them know that the abuse wouldn’t be tolerated by the rest of the community.
“We won’t stand for it. It’s not ok. Even if you are adopted or biological abuse is not ok. And if we don’t stand up and be their voice then they don’t have one.Kristen Lewis, Protester
Many of the protesters there wanted to bring awareness to the abuse allegations. The children came forward to a school resource officer after saying they were too scared to go home.
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