Months after Clayton was rescued, he was adopted by his biological mother's aunt, Patti. Patti says she had no idea any of the abuse was happening. Before Clayton moved in with his dad, Patti says she babysat for him a lot. "But I had gotten married, and my husband and I had moved out of the county," she says. "The next thing I knew he was missing, and I lost all contact with my niece."

Then, Patti says she got a phone call saying Clayton had been found and he had been abused. "I dropped to my knees because it's not right," she says. "I felt so guilty because I felt if I wouldn't have left that complex (where Clayton’s mother lived), that he would have had somebody that he could have been with. She would have dropped him off at my house instead of his [dad's] house."


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