Arrest Made In California Girl Sandra Cantu's Kidnapping, Murder Case In Tracy, California - cbs3.com
When 8 year old Sandra Cantu went missing, we prayed for her safe return. When her body was found stuffed into a suitcase, dumped in a pond, we prayed for her murderer to be swiftly brought to justice. It has now come to light that she was sexually assaulted and murdered - by her best friend's mother.
This is something that doesn't come up too often. We always warn our kids of stranger danger, but normally, the predator we have in mind is some creepy pervo guy. Sadly, as this story reminds us, that is not always the case. As a mother, I've always hesitated to let my child stay at a friend's - more so especially if dad, stepdad, mom's boyfriend, or big brother is in residence. It never occurred to me that a woman, the mother of a child, could perpetrate the same heinous crimes that we all fear befalling our children.
This should make all parents stop and think about who is watching your child - even when they're just playing at a friend's.