Judge: Winnebago County couple accused of abuse can have supervised visits with children


A Winnebago County couple accused of abusing their children with unnecessary medical care have been granted supervised visits with their two children, a judge ruled on Monday.

Monday’s hearing was also to determine if the Christopher and Kathryn Willaims should be allowed to have contact with their children.

Judge John Lowry ruled that the couple could have visits with their children supervised by agents of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). DCFS took the couple’s two children into custody on August 31st.

Before they were charged with Attempted First Degree Murder in December, Christopher and Kathryn Williams were able to meet with their children under supervised visits in Chicago or in video chats.

Prosecutors say the couple knowingly reported false medical symptoms to doctors, causing the children, 11 and 13, to undergo unnecessary surgeries and medications, some that could have killed them.

Defense attorneys were also able to have Kathryn Williams bond lowered to $100,000 and Christopher Williams bond lowered to $50,000.

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