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Police Seek To Make Abused Girl's Christmas Dreams Come True

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Lt. Ozzie Valdez, Detectives Pamela Childs, and Detective Joseph Mancilla talk about a project to help two domestic abuse victims celebrate Christmas on Dec. 8, 2012. (DNAinfo/Serena Dai) | DNAinfo/Serena Dai

The 5-year-old girl kept asking the detective one question after police discovered her bruised and cut from domestic abuse: "Will you be my daddy for Christmas?"

Area Central Detectives Joseph Mancilla and Pamela Childs, heartbroken by the situation, answered yes and are now collecting gifts and starting a trust fund for the girl and her 6-year-old brother, they said at a press conference Saturday.

Read the whole story at DNAinfo Chicago