Early one day last year, Kellie Elliott stopped by her estranged husband Shane’s house outside Camden in western Ohio. Her 13-year-old son, Caleb, and 10-year-old daughter, Gracie, had spent the weekend there, but they hadn’t turned up for school that snowy morning of 25 January 2022. Elliott didn’t dare approach the front door because she was fearful of Shane, whom she was divorcing. He … [Read more...]
Her son said his stepdad was sexually abusive. A judge gave the stepdad custody anyway. Then his mom found the photographs.
How the 'junk science' of parental alienation infiltrated American family courts and allowed accused child abusers to win custody of their kids. In the summer of 2020, when he was 12, the boy told his therapist something he'd never told anyone else. For years, Robert claimed, his stepdad had sexually abused him. The therapist alerted the San Diego County child welfare agency, which … [Read more...]
Custody battle preceded murder-suicide of SLC father and son
SALT LAKE CITY — We are continuing to learn more about a murder-suicide that took place in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Police say 49-year-old Parth Gandhi killed his 16-year-old son, before killing himself. ... Court records that date back 15 years show a lengthy custody battle between Gandhi and Moses, beginning when Moses filed for divorce in 2009. The divorce would be finalized in … [Read more...]
A Court Ordered Siblings to a Reunification Camp With Their Estranged Father. The Children Say It Was Abusive.
One Thursday afternoon in December, a father and two of his estranged children boarded a flight from Salt Lake City to Texas, beginning an effort to repair their fractured relationship. A family court official had ordered them to attend a reunification camp, Turning Points for Families Texas, to repair damage that the judge said the boys’ mother had inflicted by alienating them from their … [Read more...]
Mom Denied Custody Day Before Son’s Fatal Beating Sues Agency After Reporting Abuse for 20 Months Before Death
The mother of a New Jersey boy allegedly murdered by his father has filed a wrongful death suit against the State of New Jersey, Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). Bre Micciolo says in her civil suit that her son Corey might still be alive had the agency and its case workers "adequately, properly, and fully [investigated the] reports of abuse" she made concerning her son and … [Read more...]
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