Nov 30, 2012

Are Parents Punished For Reporting Abuse?


This video can be found here.

This is the story of one mother fighting to protect her children -- fighting because time and again, she says the courts have placed her boys back with the man she claims abuses them: their father.
 

  
Click here for more WACPR posts on the "Lost in the System" news series.
 
In addition, you can click here & here 
for links directly to Fox's "Lost In the System" series.

Nov 29, 2012

MCSO arrests couple linked with child custody fraud


Ciara and Michael Coultrap, a couple from Mesa, ran "Legacy Family and Children's Services" out of their home. Michael Coultrap, whose legal name is Michelle Madarieta, allegedly claimed to be a licensed therapist with a doctoral degree. According to Dawn Alexander, in her story MCSO arrests couple linked with child custody fraud, "Legacy Family & Chileren's Services" opened in 2009. Their services included mediation & supervised visitation along with counseling services.

Teenager jumps out of a two-story window to escape foster home

 
This video (and the written news story) can be found here:

Nov 28, 2012

In brief: Social worker sentenced in child porn case

Yesterday, the Spokesman Review posted In brief: Social worker sentenced in child porn case. The Spokane social worker, Darrell Rogers, "was a social worker ... with the Department of Social and Health Services beginning in 1995.... He began licensing foster homes in 2005."

Nov 23, 2012

Foster carer raped 11-year-old and tried to rape three-year-old girl

The written news story (and accompanying video) can be found at
 
According to the author of the story
.... Dave Leggatt pleaded guilty to three charges.
 
He admitted raping one girl on various dates in 2011 and 2012 when she was aged between 11 and 12. The 59-year-old also admitted sexually assaulting another girl from the age of three and attempting to rape her between May 2006 and November 2007.
 
Legatt, from Fife, photographed and videos some of the abuse. He was found with 115,700 indecent images of children and 921 videos of children. He admitted possessing and making indecent images of children between August 2010 and August this year. ....

Nov 18, 2012

San Bernardino family counselor charged with pimping girl, 15



This video (and the written news story) can be found at

Nov 17, 2012

Foster care failure?


 
This written news story (and the accompanying video) can be found here:

Nov 15, 2012

Freeing the San Antonio Four

My Nov 12 post, Woman released from prison after accuser recants sex assault accusations, included a news video (& link to the print article) about a woman - Anna Vasques -who had recently been released from prison.
 
Anna Vasques, along with three others, had been accused of sexual abuse. The women had subsequently been imprisoned. Recently, one of the accusors recanted, after wich Anna Vasques was released. After some research, I found (& included) a link to Four Lives Lost, a site dedicated to justice the four accused women.
 
It has now come to my attention that the San Antonio Current has done an article, Freeing the San Antonio Four. The article is well done & is worth a read.

Nov 14, 2012

A Primer: All About Waste and the Wizard of Oz

The post A Primer: All About Waste and the Wizard of Oz, on Family Court in Amercia is something that needs to be looked at. The section highlighted is quite disturbing.

Nov 13, 2012

Parents of gravely-ill child battle CPS

As Areiel Brown's parents found out,
sometimes just asking questions can get you into a whole lot of trouble.

Areiel became ill.
When her father questioned the medical staff,
they called CPS.

This written news story (and the accompanying video) can be found here:

Nov 12, 2012

Woman released from prison after accuser recants sex assault accusations


 
This video (and the written news story) can be found here:

Nov 11, 2012

Father asks why social workers questioned his daughter

In a quote from this story:
DSS told Channel 9 that they are investigating inappropriate discipline at Kids First Child Care, but wouldn't provide details.

One father said he wants to know why social workers questioned and checked out children as young as infants without their parent's permission.
 
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The written news story (and accompanying video) can be found at

Nov 4, 2012

Boy, family reunited after accusations parents killed daughter

Yesterday, I shared a story - Is a boy being kept from his parents to force them to confess to a crime they deny committing? - about the tragidy's suffered by the Jackson family. First, their 4-year-old daughter Birlkee passed away in her sleep. Then, their son Brody was removed from their care when they were named suspects.
 
Today I would like to share an update on the story. Brody has been reunited with the Jacksons.

 
This video (and the written news story) can be found here: