As you may have gathered from yesterday’s post, there has been much going on in the background about which I have not written. Every step on the rungs of progress has its own costs, whether financial, physical, psychic, etc. And because we are so often fighting such pure, unmitigated evil, those costs can be high.

Today I am experiencing disappointment that we have failed to get the state of Texas to assert jurisdiction in the child custody case involving the toddler who was possibly abused sexually by a member of the father’s family who is a registered sex offender in Virginia  for offenses against a minor. Most of my day yesterday was consumed by the unhappy task of making travel arrangements for the child and her mother to return from the health and safety of Texas to Virginia, where a judge is insisting that Virginia’s Child Protection Services will take the lead in an investigation. They left here this morning.

Because the father has an outstanding arrest warrant in Texas and faces at least six months in jail here if he returns for child visitation, he will likely insist that the mother remain in Virginia where she has no job, home, family, and only a limited support network, just so he can continue to exert his overbearing influence on her and on his daughter. A court hearing to decide that question will take place in September.

In the meantime, The Redemption Project will continue its wide ranging investigation into the father and his entire family. I will be reporting our findings here so you can judge for yourself whether the welfare of the child is the court’s priority, or if the “parental rights” of an unmarried and allegedly drug-addled, alcoholic, and abusive father should supersede common decency and Natural Law.

We will all be learning together.

This type of case is admittedly outside the defined mission of The Redemption Project. Had I not seen for myself what a good, loving, patient, and creative parent the mother is, I should never have agreed to become involved.

However, because so many of the factors in this case are present in the family dysfunction leading up to parricides, and because the little girl has taken a place in my heart, it seems to be a God-sent opportunity to prevent future problems and learn about the functioning of the Family Courts in the process.

I hope you will please consider helping with this case when I ask for your help.


Groove of the Day 

Listen to Andrei Krylov, Shakti Ros & Ana Svet performing “Endless Road of the Happy Soul”

(Kelly, this song is for you as you travel. It is a 7-string fretless Indian guitar meditation, with atmospheric percussion, for healing from pain and suffering.)


5 Responses to “disappointed”

  1. 1 Dana Hoffman
    June 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    nice IQ he’s sporting there. I will talk to you later about this case dan, Dont you worry it will be just fine.

  2. 2 Gloria
    June 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Is so frustrating when you see outregeous injustices like this, I can not understand how a sex offender is allowed to be near a child.

    Child abuse a world of pain, lonliness, isolation, shame and confusion. Is that what family court wants for this child. And later we wonder why kids do what they do, wonder why they don’t ask for help and resort at what they think is their last hope, killing their abusers only to end in the hands of another abuser , the state.


    quoted:”Family Court 2002 is the most recent of numerous reports, articles and documentaries which describe the systematic abuse of women and children, illegal activity and criminal misconduct occurring in family courts, not only in California, but across the country. Many cases have been identified involving male perpetrators of domestic violence and child molest getting custody, abusive and “deadbeat” fathers getting out of criminal prosecution and child support obligations and women and children being punished in jails and mental institutions.”

  3. 3 Patrick Murphy
    June 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I am reminded of a cartoon I saw years ago. Two men standing in front of a vending machine labeled with the scales of justice. “You keep putting money in until you get the results you want.” Hopefully mom can get a good lawyer and her daughter a good therapist.

  4. 4 Gloria
    June 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Child of rage.

  5. June 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Dan, I’m sorry to say, I’ve gotten behind reading your blogs. I am in the process of catching up and am just becoming aware of this story. Are you at liberty to say which jurisdiction or county it is located?

    I have personally witnessed first hand a worker for the Division of Child Protective Services in our local county in Virginia, literally and deliberately, misdocument information within his official report including misdocumenting numerous dates related to the investigation in addition to writing his own version of supposed testimony instead of quoting.

    To be frank, this CPS worker purposely changed the dates on the official report in numerous places to deliberately misrepresent the true documentation. This worker lied to the alleged perpetrator and denied this person their legal right to have their interview audio taped as allowed by law and required by law when the alleged requests such. Upon request by the accused, this worker claimed “all the audio equipment was malfunctioning” and that none was available. Then, this worker audio taped the alleged victim of abuse with his own CPS tape recorder. To cover up this lie, the worker then had to misdocument the dates on the paperwork in various places, including the cover sheet directory to account for the lie.

    In addition, he changed the wording of both the alleged victims and the alleged perpetrator and simply wrote whatever he wanted. He only inputted some details the alleged victims and alleged perpetrator gave. It was a total manufacture of statements by the CPS case worker.

    I am only able to say, in our local Virginia jurisdiction, I have personally witnessed corruption by the local CPS.

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