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Alamo to begin trial on charges of transporting minors for sex

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 07:34 PM PDT

Alamo to begin trial on charges of transporting minors for sex

On the eve of Tony Alamo’s trial on child sexual abuse charges, the flowers on his church’s lush, terraced front lawn bloomed in bright yellows and oranges, deep purples and soft pinks and lavenders.

 

 
 

 

Caseworkers Lie on Reports, Lose Foster Kids

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:54 PM PDT

Caseworkers Lie on Reports, Lose Foster Kids

Seventy caseworkers hired by the Department of Children and Families to keep track of foster kids lied about monthly visits. Some kids went six months without seeing a caseworker. The caseworkers have been fired and DCF is hoping a new GPS system will help keep better track of who is skipping visits.

 

 
 

 

20 years later, kids say Dad didn’t really molest them after all

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:23 PM PDT

20 years later, kids say Dad didn’t really molest them after all

Clyde Ray Spencer, a former police officer in Washington state, was convicted of molestation charges after his own children, then 9 and 6, testified against him. The kids are grown up now, and they’ve helped free Spencer by saying the abuse never happened. (They instead say the investigating detective pressured them into saying what the police wanted to hear.)

 

 
 

 

Texas FLDS raid: Defense attorney alleges search too broad, evidence tainted

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:16 PM PDT

Texas FLDS raid: Defense attorney alleges search too broad, evidence tainted

Texas authorities used a hoax call about abuse at a polygamous sect’s Texas ranch as a pretext for an “unlimited, general search” in April 2008 — a search law officers “had wanted for years to conduct,” an attorney contends in a new court filing.

 

 
 

 

Child protection ‘overstretched’

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 06:14 PM PDT

Child protection ‘overstretched’

Jessie Harvey, who is a kinship carer for her grandson tells a BBC Scotland investigation that social work departments are failing to provide adequate support to vulnerable children.

 

 
 

 

Police warned of threat to injured child’s safety

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:59 PM PDT

Police warned of threat to injured child’s safety

QUESTIONS have been raised about the judgment of child-protection workers and police who left a two-year-old girl in the care of her father despite serious concerns for her welfare.

 

 
 

 

‘False rape charges ruined my life’

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:58 PM PDT

‘False rape charges ruined my life’

An 18-year-old Northdene girl who laid false charges of sexual molestation and rape against her father is now in hot water.

 

 

 

Whistle-blower Jill Jones-Soderman Files Lawsuit Against Her Former Attorney

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:44 PM PDT

Whistle-blower Jill Jones-Soderman Files Lawsuit Against Her Former Attorney

Jill Jones-Soderman, a New York-based social worker and the executive director of The Foundation for the Child Victims of the Family Courts, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her former attorney in federal court for alleged negligence, fraud, deception, malpractice and infliction of emotional distress.

 


 

Budget Cuts Eroding Progress in Juvenile Justice

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 05:39 PM PDT

Budget Cuts Eroding Progress in Juvenile Justice

Her first night inside the razor wire at the state juvenile prison came as a 14-year-old in the mid-1970s, when she was locked up for running away from home. Her next experience came the following decade, when she began work as a correctional officer.

 


 

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