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People Who Dilberately Make False Reports of Child Abuse – Written By Dan Weaver


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Yesterday, Corey Seiler wrote in the Albany Times Union about a woman named Rera from Gloversville, New York who has had three false hotline reports of child abuse made about her to Child Protective Services. It’s not surprising that Rera’s trouble started soon after she and her husband separated. This is a problem that many estranged and divorced spouses face. The problem of deliberately made, vindictive false child abuse reports affects many other individuals and groups as well, not just separated spouses..

The removal of more than 400 children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS) compound in Texas made front page news for several days in April 2008. However, a follow-up Associated Press story revealing that the phone call that initiated the raid was a hoax got short shrift. Rozita Swinton, who has been arrested and charged with misdemeanors more than once for making false phone calls about child abuse, has been questioned by Texas Rangers and may be the person who made the phone call.

Few people are ever arrested for filing false child abuse reports even though it is a crime. In New York State it is a class A misdemeanor (Penal Code Subdivision 3, subsection 240.50). I am a news junkie, perusing several newspapers and blogs each day as well as monitoring many talk shows, and I have only heard of one person ever getting arrested for making a false report of child abuse. That was a Glens Falls resident, already on probation for another crime.

One reason why few people are arrested for making false claims of child abuse is that those in authority just don’t take the problem serious enough. They don’t even take it seriously when one man has had twelve false reports filed against him, apparently all by the same person.

Last year I listened with incredulity as Al Roney of WGY interviewed Keith Ferguson of Valley Falls in Rensselaer County. Ferguson has been investigated twelve times in the past two years by the county’s Child Protective Services unit following reports that he had sexually abused his children. None of the investigations have turned up any abuse, and it’s quite obvious that the anonymous phone calls to the child abuse hotline are stemming from one individual who, for whatever reason, has a vendetta against Ferguson.

The calls and resulting investigations have, as one can imagine, disrupted Ferguson’s life. He has cooperated with Child Protective Services, even though he is not required to, and even took his daughter for a gynecological exam to prove that she had not been sexually abused.

My incredulity when listening to Ferguson on the radio was not because someone had made twelve malicious phone calls to the state’s child abuse hotline. I have lived long enough to know that there are people evil enough to do such things. My incredulity was the result of the complacent attitude that the police, the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services and the Rensselaer County DA’s office seem to have taken toward Ferguson’s troubles. Their attitude has been one of “we are sorry for your problems, Mr. Ferguson, but there is nothing we can do to help you because the calls have been anonymous.”

I don’t buy it. Twelve crimes have been committed against Mr. Ferguson, just as three crimes have been committed against Rera. Mr. Ferguson is a crime victim who is not getting the attention he deserves from the prosecutor’s office in Rensselaer County.

According to New York State law, it is the district attorney’s responsibility to investigate and prosecute cases where false reports of child abuse are made. Claiming that the calls were anonymous is no excuse for failing to investigate. I have no doubt that if twelve anonymous, harassing phone calls were made to Rensselaer County DA Richard McNally or some other county official, all originating from the same person, an investigation would be initiated in a hurry and the culprit found.

The twelve crimes committed against Mr. Ferguson are Class A Misdemeanors but may also violate other laws such as aggravated harassment or falsely reporting an incident in the second degree which is a Class E Felony, punishable by prison. A person so full of hate and so intent on destroying another person that he or she phones in twelve false reports of child abuse is a menace to society, and in my opinion is capable of other more serious crimes. To not locate, investigate and prosecute such a person is a grave failure on the part of those agencies which are supposed to protect the public from dangerous individuals.

The failure to investigate also means that the very agencies which are supposed to protect children from child abuse are themselves abusing children. Do the Rensselaer County Child Protective Services and DA’s office think that the continual investigation of Mr. Ferguson and his children, asking the children questions about sexual abuse, the arrival of police cars at their home (on one occasion three of them) and the unnecessary physical examination of a child have no negative effect on children. Does the Fulton County Child Protective Services and D.A.’s office think that the continual investigation of Rera has no negative effect on Rera and her children.

And there is one other reason why these crimes against Mr. Ferguson and his children and against Rera and her children should be investigated and prosecuted. The anonymous calls are wasting valuable police and social services resources, as well as the taxpayer’s money.

Rozita Swinton was arrested on April 16, 2008 for a false report of child abuse she made in Colorado. If the police and prosecutors in other states can track down and prosecute people making false reports of child abuse, then police and prosecutors in New York State can do the same.

Copyright Daniel T. Weaver. Republishing this article in its entirety is forbidden and illegal. Permission is granted to post the first two paragraphs on any website or blog provided you link back to this article. Permission is granted to quote from this article as long as you remain within the boundaries of fair use and provide a link back to this article. Thank you for cooperating in this matter.

For more info: Child Protective Services needs reform
Litigation not legislation is the fastest way to CPS reform
What should you do if Child Protective Services knocks on your door
NY State Central Register on Child Abuse is seriously flawed

  1. January 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I was once a victim of repeated false accusations, some of which did not even describe abuse or neglect. I was once accused of, and investigated for, neglect due to a “report” that my cooking skills were sub par. I am no Betty Crocker, and readily admit that. The DFACS agent conducting the “investigation” of me stated that she would be substantiating the report as I “admitted” to being a “lousy cook.” In other words, the allegation was true and it didn’t matter if the allegation was actually anywhere close to being abuse or neglect! The silly woman wanted to me sign papers admitting neglect and enroll in cooking school!

    Over the years as I have worked with other falsely accused families, I have seen bogus investigations based on the craziest off-the-wall “reports.” It baffles me that some of these accusations are even screened in for “investigation” since DFACS (according to their policy manual) are supposed to only investigate accusations that allege situations that meet the legal definition of abuse or neglect.

    Maybe falsely accused parents should file police reports using the laws where they live prohibiting false reports.

    • K
      July 5, 2010 at 6:36 am

      Unbelievable. I was FALSELY reported by a friend/neighbor who is a full-fledged “pill head”. There are times where she does totally irrational things…apparently a symptom of presc. drug abuse? She was made at me about something silly, and this was her way of getting back. It was so awful. Of course, NO TRUTH to the report and case was closed…but I confronted her and now she is trying to “bully me” out of the neighborhood…screaming & cussing me….calling me names, etc. It is insane. And sadly, from what I’ve read…I have no real recourse. The system is truly flawed.

      • July 9, 2010 at 1:51 am

        you are right to say that you have no real recourse against your neighbor…I’m happy for you that you have found this site…knowledge is power against CPS. Unfortunately, for most of us, we found out what rights we have, only after we’ve lost our children…remember all that you have gained/learned from here, if you are ever subject to the scrutiny of CPS. Remember your 4th and 14th amendment rights :o)

  2. jennifer
    April 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I was just investigated by CPS in my county. This is the second time that I have been. My Bio father keeps calling them and they just come out and then they throw it out. This man was charged and convicted of abusing me 10 years ago and now that I have children he gets away with harrassing me in this way. Its just sick and because CPS cant tell me who the police cant even file a report. He admited to horse wipping me but he thinks he was right to do it. Now I raise my children well, Nothing but the best schools, food, clothing. I dont use welfare. I dont beleive in spanking. My children have nothing but the best. I love them with all my heart. I just wish I could stop his harrassment.

    • April 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      File a TRO against him stating that you fear for your life and the life of your children. I dealt with that for a long time. It is true that TRO’s are really not worth the paper it is printed on, but what you can do is take a copy of it to DFCS and make them keep it on file. That way when the call comes in they will know it is him. Keep a journa of the times they come to your house and the mail you receive them. Keep a journal with the times he contacts you. I guarentee you they will dove tail. Use this as evidence when you take them a copy of the TRO.

  3. Tom
    November 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Georgia is the ground zero of false DFACS or Family And Children Services false reports scams. This costs the tax payers MILLIONS but yet it goes on and on. A system designed to protect children is abused by ex-spouses and disgruntled neighbors daily! My wife has had NINE false reports made against her by her ex-spouse in 7 years. I know personally how costly and cruel to both the parent and the child this can be, as I have had two false reports made by my ex-wife. My ex-wife who is a police officer of Forsyth County Sheriff Office in Georgia. When the first allegation was dropped in Forsyth County GA, my ex-wife went running into Hall County GA waiving her police badge. Hall County GA, where she has never lived and I never lived in my entire life and I had my phone blowing with threatening phone calls then letters from attorneys from Hall County DFACS. Also dropped of course after the bank account was drained and you the tax payer paid thousands for the harassment. Can child protective services be run better? YES, it already is. In the state of Tennessee, you have ONE chance at an abuse report and that’s it. The 2nd time is not the charm, you get handcuffs and a police record. I have seen for myself in the local Tennessee paper people (usually ex-spouses) arrested and charged for false Family and Children reports. I wish those who make false reports were made to pay back ALL fees incurred by the tax payers for false reports. Then maybe the bleeding will stop. Funny how the same people who want limited government will abuse a government system for their own evil gain. If you called the local fire department every night at 3 A.M. just to wake up your neighbor, you would expect to be locked up. Not with DFACS in good ol’ Georgia, you can call all day, every day then sit back and watch the fire works. Wake up Georgia or become a self proclaimed Marxist / Communist state that you now are.

  4. cheri russell
    October 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I live in Northern CA and have had trouble with a neighbor who i had to turn in the landlord because she is a “paid Prostitute”, her and her little freinds conspired to make FALSE, AND RIDICULOUS reports to CPS. Funny how now I look like “the bad guy” to my other neighbors and at my sons school where they had interviewed him prior to contacting me. My son is loved and well taken care of, never has been beat-up like they claimed and she dismissed the claims but i know the neighbors are brewing something else up and I will seek legal help and push to have them prosicuted!

  5. March 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/StopFalseAbuseReports

    This NEEDS to be heard! More people need to know about this nasty crime that hurts so many people, but has little to no punishmen!

  6. July 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also go to see this web site on regular basis to obtain updated from latest information.

  7. Meme
    September 23, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Social worker at Madison County DFCS filed a domestic violence report instead of a CHILD ABUSE report because she knows the family. The 2 year old child has bruises on her back, bottom and legs that are in the shape of a hand. Oh yeah and the PD is also not helping us. So how is that for corruption!

    • Beth Lienhard
      October 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      I’m am currently being accused now for the second time from my fiancé one night stand, mother of his child. She lives with us 50% of the time and also lives here with her younger sister who is 5 months younger. So there 2 1/2 and just 2. She went home with bruises on her shins and a bite mark on her arm from her younger sister and the mother claims it’s abuse. I take pictures when the child comes and when the child leaves because thus isn’t the first time she has filed this. I talked to cps have them my pictures, they compared the pictures only to find out the mothers pictures weren’t clear and couldn’t be made out. Is there something out there i can do to get peace here? It’s made me ill for months. she’s a 20 year old mother who hates the idea I’m in her daughters life. She continually lies about the child well being, health, says she’s sick and was in hospital when we get reports and never seen. Is there justice out there? It’s ruining our lives and hurting the child most importantly. That little 2 year old is so brain washed it’s not even funny. Can anyone lead me the right way??

  8. May 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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  9. Harold
    August 24, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Most states have an 800 number to report complaints. You cannot block the number from being dispayed. CPS writes down these numbers, so they know who made the calls. They claim they don’t know or have to protect the anonymity of the caller to encourage people to call in. They also claim they cannot tell the parent, even if they knew to prevent the parent from retaliating. Funny- the anonymous caller who falsifies a report is using retaliation to file the false report. Even though a falsified report is illegal, CPS tells the parents they have to protect the identity of the caller.ABSURD!!

  10. Ken Hollander
    September 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Regarding qualified potential financial donors to your organization and causes.

    If David J. Glass ESQ, PHD is not already a current donor towards your organization, it may because he has been spending much of his time throwing catered parties and attending Laker games. Maybe a solicitation on your part may help him start a monthly financial contribution towards your organization . I am attaching a copy portion of the latest August, 2013 FMBK monthly newsletter which boastfully claims how well he and those around him are eating and living exceptionally well, while children across the globe are starving to death, are homeless, neglected and abused every day. It would appear that such a successful family law firm such as FMBK and an attorney with a PhD in Psychology would already be generous donors to your cause. The income levels of those fortunate enough to reside in the city of Beverly Hills, CA. are sufficiently able to afford generous ongoing contributions to your organization.
    DAVID GLASS HOSTS FMBK MIXER
    David and Carol Glass hosted an FMBK mixer at their beautiful home in Beverly Hills to help welcome our 2013 summer law clerks Anna Giroux and David Jones. Carol’s family’s restaurant, Joan’s on 3rd, catered the event, alongside a portable pizza oven that fired out hand crafted, delicious pizza pies! Dessert included brownie bites, lemon squares, and other delicious sweets. All of the attorneys attended, and the mild Southern California weather made it a lovely outdoor event. Thank you David and Carol for hosting!

    To remind all those with morals and to all those who love all children, that this David J. Glass Esq. PhD would giggle & laugh at me while waiting to see the judge. Shortly after this attached letter dated 2-12-2012 was received by the community of Malibu, CA this David J. Glass Esq. PhD conspired to injure a 3rd party (myself) , suborned perjury and falsified evidence just before he closed down his practice and went to FMBK Law.The CA State Bar has just received a 2nd complaint regarding this matter.

    2-12-12 Mr. Graham J Miller

    REGARDING CHILD ABUSE

    To The Principals of Malibu Elementary Schools and To Whom it may concern within the LAUSD and SMMUSD administrations, Directors or other persons.
    Dear Sir Madam or MS,

    I am writing to you firstly as a parent. I have a child in a Malibu public school. I am also writing as a Citizen, and therefore concerned in a more global manner with issues that I personally find disturbing and relevant. I believe a possible failure to perform to ethical codes of several professions, let alone what any normal person may find to be reasonable is about to, and could in the future lead to embarrassment, public consternation and at best a complete lack of faith ,trust and confidence in the above agencies.

    I have recently been informed by my daughter Lily-Jane Faith Miller that her mother has taken her out of Callahan elementary (Northridge); and she is now at some school in Malibu district. (Grade 2)

    My reasons for my concern follow.

    Within the Malibu school district there is a teacher, (C Cullen) who has accused her ex-husband of two counts of sexual abuse of their son, and 5 other counts of abuse of their son (11). This alleged abuse according to Ms. Cullen and her Attorney took place over the past 5 years.

    I would like a notation in my daughter’s file that she is never to be placed in class with the above person as her “(my daughters)” teacher. I apologize in in that I amenable to provide more details on my daughter’s whereabouts (school) but her Mom has not provided that info. I’m sure Dr Jacob the principal at Callahan would be able to assist.

    In MS Cullen’s divorce and custody case she utilized the services of a Mr. D Glass Esq.(Attorney) Mr Glass is also a PhD in Psychology .Mr. Glass was also utilized by the mother of my daughter, Lily -Jane in my own divorce and custody matter. Mr. Glass a Psychologist/ Attorney and mandated reporter saw fit to bring allegations of sexual abuse of a child and 4 allegations of other forms of abuse of MS Cullen’s son Sammy before family court. These all were investigated by the Police DCFS, and the District Attorney. They were found to be without either Medical or Credentialed 3rd party verification and closed therefore as unsubstantiated. These allegations were brought by MS Cullen via the services of Mr. Glass and occurred regularly before the summer school break on a yearly basis. MS Cullen had also recently remarried a Mr Brian Winsick another Teacher and coach in the Conejo Valley. Their marriage took place just prior to the allegations beginning.

    I will now outline my concerns and reasons for the request of the notation in my daughters file.

    It is my belief that the relationship between this teacher Ms. Cullen and her attorney and my own ex-wife and the same attorney is cause for reasonable concern. That to avoid any unfortunate incident where god forbid I was to be accused by my daughter’s mother of something similar as MS Cullen accused her ex-husband of it is imperative no establish able link is in place as could lead to suspicion of collusion. The worst case scenario that Ms. Cullen at some time becomes my daughters teacher and subsequently claims are made that perhaps my daughter had inferred to MS Cullen that I had abused her ( Lily-Jane) and MS Cullen then could relate this to my daughters mother through their mutual attorney, or contact at school is beyond horrific. I feel the separation of my daughter and this teacher protects LAUSD/SMMUSD and my daughter and me.

    In a more global sense I am concerned that a teacher married to another teacher and coach and an attorney who is also licensed as a psychologist made no attempt to make aware the LAUSD or the SMUSD of their concerns. (Two allegations of Sexual abuse and five other allegations of abuse.) Surely some ethical codes of their respective professions would demand other relevant or parties who could be impacted be advised.

    When a teacher finds the resources to pay $500 an hour to a Beverly Hills Attorney for 5 years surely there is a need for verification that such allegations will bring in terms of the expenses the County and State will bear during the protracted conflict. Especially if the accused has been made indigent by the continued claims and has suffered stress or work issues stemming from such accusations and is no longer paying taxes.

    As a parent I certainly would be outraged if I knew my child’s teacher was aware of a legitimate abuse situation and if, as in this case it included Sexual Abuse allegations and that teacher did nothing to bring attention to it as could protect other children I would expect answers. Specifically why and how a person(s) (2 Teachers, (Coach), An Attorney/Psychologist) would go ahead and consciously disregard accusations of such a serious nature, and then they having brought these allegations before family court and the district attorney go ahead and let other parents arrange activities with the person they were accusing of abuse in a manner as would expose other children to the accused.

    What is more disturbing and I expect the press will find disturbing is that repeated allegations of this nature are often utilized in family conflicts and that this is acceptable is in fact a failure of morality within our society. I believe this failure may have had a profound societal impact.

    That the failure of an application of evidentiary standards as are normally applied in criminal matters may have allowed credentialed persons possibly with questionable motive to use family court in a manipulative and deceitful way to achieve their own ends appears to me to be worthy of consideration.

    This epidemic of claims of abuse of children caught in such situations, (family breakups) versus children, who suffer actual abuse , desensitizes the general public and governmental agencies and allows real and dangerous criminals to hide and operate with virtual impunity in our society. It is beyond Peter and the Wolf it is an ongoing crime against humanity. To falsely perpetrate something that I believe leads to what we are now facing in the LAUSD and SMMUSD and may have exacerbated, perpetuated and indeed by lack of action condoned events and actions that possibly has led to emotional; mental and even physical harm to any child is heinous.

    I believe because of the actions as I have described many prior red flags have been ignored in many abuse situations and much suffering and harm and expense could have been avoided if a less commonplace attitude of children was the norm.

    Indeed in the immediate situation with (C Cullen, B Winsick )either the allegations were scurrilous and a product of vitriol, and an attorney(PhD Psych) with who knows what motivation (7 Claims) and that these claims were worthy of public expense .Or these persons were aware the claims they were bringing were false and therefore not worthy of reporting to LAUISD/SMUSD or other parents.? The alternative is an admission of negligent lack of reasonable due diligence and surely a great lack of concern for the school both pupils and other teachers and parents has been flagrantly displayed in total disregard for the safety and welfare of minors. Whether this is or should be a concern for the bond holders of these persons I do not know. Mr. Glass, Glass family Law and former associate of (Kolodny & Anteau) One of the most respected family law firms in the United States (Mel Gibson Getty, etc.) has been investigated by the CA Bar already in this matter and while the complaint was not upheld a letter suggesting the possibility of civil redress was issued by them.

    The APA also found he did no wrong apparently within their own ethics code.

    The fact remains an Attorney/Psychologist and a Teacher and a Teacher/Coach surely have some duty to the community. The positions of trust and respect they are afforded should allow the general public a reasonableness within their expectation of propriety and protection of the innocent by such credentialed persons.

    Perhaps the LAUSD/SMUSD could incorporate or suggest to the CA Bar a cooperative relationship of a professional nature that would allow this protection to be afforded our children as well as draft a code for the LAUSD/SMUSD’s own employees in such situations.

    Certainly recent events could lead one to surmise that a better clarified way of maintaining the safety and welfare of our children, from both bonifide and false claims of abuse would be helpful. The harm that both real and imagined events can bring to families, as well as collateral persons and an institution such as children’s learning environment should be minimalized at all times.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Graham J Miller.

    885 Avenue of the Americas

    Penthouse 1A

    New York. NY. 10001

  11. Ken Hollander
    September 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    To remind all those with morals and to all those who love all children, that this David J. Glass Esq. PhD would giggle & laugh at me while waiting to see the judge. Shortly after this attached letter dated 2-12-2012 was received by the community of Malibu, CA this David J. Glass Esq. PhD conspired to injure a 3rd party (myself) , suborned perjury and falsified evidence just before he closed down his practice and went to FMBK Law.The CA State Bar has just received a 2nd complaint regarding this matter.

    2-12-12 Mr. Graham J Miller

    REGARDING CHILD ABUSE

    To The Principals of Malibu Elementary Schools and To Whom it may concern within the LAUSD and SMMUSD administrations, Directors or other persons.
    Dear Sir Madam or MS,

    I am writing to you firstly as a parent. I have a child in a Malibu public school. I am also writing as a Citizen, and therefore concerned in a more global manner with issues that I personally find disturbing and relevant. I believe a possible failure to perform to ethical codes of several professions, let alone what any normal person may find to be reasonable is about to, and could in the future lead to embarrassment, public consternation and at best a complete lack of faith ,trust and confidence in the above agencies.

    I have recently been informed by my daughter Lily-Jane Faith Miller that her mother has taken her out of Callahan elementary (Northridge); and she is now at some school in Malibu district. (Grade 2)

    My reasons for my concern follow.

    Within the Malibu school district there is a teacher, (C Cullen) who has accused her ex-husband of two counts of sexual abuse of their son, and 5 other counts of abuse of their son (11). This alleged abuse according to Ms. Cullen and her Attorney took place over the past 5 years.

    I would like a notation in my daughter’s file that she is never to be placed in class with the above person as her “(my daughters)” teacher. I apologize in in that I amenable to provide more details on my daughter’s whereabouts (school) but her Mom has not provided that info. I’m sure Dr Jacob the principal at Callahan would be able to assist.

    In MS Cullen’s divorce and custody case she utilized the services of a Mr. D Glass Esq.(Attorney) Mr Glass is also a PhD in Psychology .Mr. Glass was also utilized by the mother of my daughter, Lily -Jane in my own divorce and custody matter. Mr. Glass a Psychologist/ Attorney and mandated reporter saw fit to bring allegations of sexual abuse of a child and 4 allegations of other forms of abuse of MS Cullen’s son Sammy before family court. These all were investigated by the Police DCFS, and the District Attorney. They were found to be without either Medical or Credentialed 3rd party verification and closed therefore as unsubstantiated. These allegations were brought by MS Cullen via the services of Mr. Glass and occurred regularly before the summer school break on a yearly basis. MS Cullen had also recently remarried a Mr Brian Winsick another Teacher and coach in the Conejo Valley. Their marriage took place just prior to the allegations beginning.

    I will now outline my concerns and reasons for the request of the notation in my daughters file.

    It is my belief that the relationship between this teacher Ms. Cullen and her attorney and my own ex-wife and the same attorney is cause for reasonable concern. That to avoid any unfortunate incident where god forbid I was to be accused by my daughter’s mother of something similar as MS Cullen accused her ex-husband of it is imperative no establish able link is in place as could lead to suspicion of collusion. The worst case scenario that Ms. Cullen at some time becomes my daughters teacher and subsequently claims are made that perhaps my daughter had inferred to MS Cullen that I had abused her ( Lily-Jane) and MS Cullen then could relate this to my daughters mother through their mutual attorney, or contact at school is beyond horrific. I feel the separation of my daughter and this teacher protects LAUSD/SMMUSD and my daughter and me.

    In a more global sense I am concerned that a teacher married to another teacher and coach and an attorney who is also licensed as a psychologist made no attempt to make aware the LAUSD or the SMUSD of their concerns. (Two allegations of Sexual abuse and five other allegations of abuse.) Surely some ethical codes of their respective professions would demand other relevant or parties who could be impacted be advised.

    When a teacher finds the resources to pay $500 an hour to a Beverly Hills Attorney for 5 years surely there is a need for verification that such allegations will bring in terms of the expenses the County and State will bear during the protracted conflict. Especially if the accused has been made indigent by the continued claims and has suffered stress or work issues stemming from such accusations and is no longer paying taxes.

    As a parent I certainly would be outraged if I knew my child’s teacher was aware of a legitimate abuse situation and if, as in this case it included Sexual Abuse allegations and that teacher did nothing to bring attention to it as could protect other children I would expect answers. Specifically why and how a person(s) (2 Teachers, (Coach), An Attorney/Psychologist) would go ahead and consciously disregard accusations of such a serious nature, and then they having brought these allegations before family court and the district attorney go ahead and let other parents arrange activities with the person they were accusing of abuse in a manner as would expose other children to the accused.

    What is more disturbing and I expect the press will find disturbing is that repeated allegations of this nature are often utilized in family conflicts and that this is acceptable is in fact a failure of morality within our society. I believe this failure may have had a profound societal impact.

    That the failure of an application of evidentiary standards as are normally applied in criminal matters may have allowed credentialed persons possibly with questionable motive to use family court in a manipulative and deceitful way to achieve their own ends appears to me to be worthy of consideration.

    This epidemic of claims of abuse of children caught in such situations, (family breakups) versus children, who suffer actual abuse , desensitizes the general public and governmental agencies and allows real and dangerous criminals to hide and operate with virtual impunity in our society. It is beyond Peter and the Wolf it is an ongoing crime against humanity. To falsely perpetrate something that I believe leads to what we are now facing in the LAUSD and SMMUSD and may have exacerbated, perpetuated and indeed by lack of action condoned events and actions that possibly has led to emotional; mental and even physical harm to any child is heinous.

    I believe because of the actions as I have described many prior red flags have been ignored in many abuse situations and much suffering and harm and expense could have been avoided if a less commonplace attitude of children was the norm.

    Indeed in the immediate situation with (C Cullen, B Winsick )either the allegations were scurrilous and a product of vitriol, and an attorney(PhD Psych) with who knows what motivation (7 Claims) and that these claims were worthy of public expense .Or these persons were aware the claims they were bringing were false and therefore not worthy of reporting to LAUISD/SMUSD or other parents.? The alternative is an admission of negligent lack of reasonable due diligence and surely a great lack of concern for the school both pupils and other teachers and parents has been flagrantly displayed in total disregard for the safety and welfare of minors. Whether this is or should be a concern for the bond holders of these persons I do not know. Mr. Glass, Glass family Law and former associate of (Kolodny & Anteau) One of the most respected family law firms in the United States (Mel Gibson Getty, etc.) has been investigated by the CA Bar already in this matter and while the complaint was not upheld a letter suggesting the possibility of civil redress was issued by them.

    The APA also found he did no wrong apparently within their own ethics code.

    The fact remains an Attorney/Psychologist and a Teacher and a Teacher/Coach surely have some duty to the community. The positions of trust and respect they are afforded should allow the general public a reasonableness within their expectation of propriety and protection of the innocent by such credentialed persons.

    Perhaps the LAUSD/SMUSD could incorporate or suggest to the CA Bar a cooperative relationship of a professional nature that would allow this protection to be afforded our children as well as draft a code for the LAUSD/SMUSD’s own employees in such situations.

    Certainly recent events could lead one to surmise that a better clarified way of maintaining the safety and welfare of our children, from both bonifide and false claims of abuse would be helpful. The harm that both real and imagined events can bring to families, as well as collateral persons and an institution such as children’s learning environment should be minimalized at all times.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Graham J Miller.

    885 Avenue of the Americas

    Penthouse 1A

    New York. NY. 10001

  12. Harold
    September 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I had 2 false complaints made by a “friend?” of my daughter. She even had witnesses watching the girl make the call. The girl even bragged on facebook. But according to CPS & police, I don’t have enough evidence! They can’t investigate without a court order to confirm the person making the calls. The court can’t issue a court order without a police report. CPS can’t release the taped call to either the court or police without an order or report from the other party! Does that make any sense?
    It’s a crime, but we can’t investigate or issue an order until the other party sends us a notice! Sounds like an Abbot & Costello routine. How stupid are these people?

  13. Ken Hollander
    September 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Dear Ken ,

    It’s been more than a year since the letter of 2/12/12 and the apparent subsequent closing shortly thereafter of Glass Family Law. I understand he is now not promoting himself as uniquely blended in Psychology and Law but is at another firm doing probate work. Interestingly enough his resume at FMBK Law has claims of credentials I understand you believe are false based upon you direct written response from organizations Mr. Glass claims to be a member or associated with. Who does that reflect upon him or the diligence and propriety of the firm which now employs him?
    It occurred to me that the complete contrast in our cases is almost deafening in the way it shouts hypocrisy, maleficent practices, and flat out perjuries within statements written under penalty of perjury and oral statements within hearings and written statements within submitted briefs screams of the manipulation of parents. This IMHO by attorney’s, the bench and minor’s councils within the family court system in CA at least. Given I was asked to waive my Fifth Amendment Rights in family court? And did so .The issuance of restraining orders on both of us within 3 weeks of my letter of the 12 of February under quote Justice Convey in your instance (“by the slimmest of margins”)one has to wonder at the coincidence…Right? Of course I was judged as having stalked by proxy because I hired a PI to prove my daughter was being housed with a felon (cultivating under a Federal Indictment),,, and the mother knew it.
    Indeed in your instance you were falsely accused of molestation by the mother of your son seven ( 7) times and then of stalking (8th)when the child was too old to falsely accuse the father of abuse .I note your minors council never interviewed your child even though Sammy was ten (10) . In your case no abuse took place yet you were put on monitored visitation and visitation reduced to police station pick-ups permanently. It would seem logical Ken that at some time you become a safe parent. When is that after your four (4th) parenting class? Or after the third 3rd interview with the District Attorney’s Office. How about after the 8th sheriff or 13th DCFS investigations. What grade gives you a pass? Or is it like our friend who ponied up a Million dollars.
    In my case I alleged that the mother was negligent or deliberately sub parenting in a manner as was provocative .Lj was taken to UCLA med center at three & half (3 ½) .and on morphine and intravenous feeding for 6 weeks after the neighbors call the police because they could hear her screaming. I had previously stated the mother did not have the skills or empathy and may have been suffering some mental distress.
    Then two (2) years later numerous blood noses (daddy don’t put sunscreen on …its very sore) and Minors counsel accused me of overreacting etc. Yet my daughter now is showing a scar across her nose as her face has grown. Also when the symptoms that caused the first hospitalization reoccurred I took Lj to the Doctor without custodial privileges and was again accused of being alarmist yet the child’s diet was immediately changed by the mother and things improved.
    Not forgetting being accused of 10K in support arrears that the judge threw out as falsified spreadsheet CSSD said I never owed anything. As well as the LCSW saying the Mothers accusation I yelled at our daughter and threw a phone at her was a work of fiction. Perhaps that is why we have a letter from the Bar suggesting we pursue “civil action”.
    Given all this I am the one who is separated and monitored.
    My point is you are not a molester as the DA stated yet you are punished and to the opposite I can prove the mother has been ,may still be or is a least using sub care of my child in a provocative manner where my child may be suffering yet I am punished,. Quote (LCFS,,‘ The Mother is not currently negligent”)
    Really?
    Finally we have our friend who only after paying a million dollars was taken of monitoring, all accusations and interference stopped and can see his children when he wants.
    Here is the situation Given the violence in society killings in families, how much damage has been done to children and women, mothers Fathers parents and extended family by the propagation of this kind of duplicitous behavior within what seems to be a culture of deceit built around self-aggrandizing and financial self-serving that in fact amounts to fiscal abuse of children. What training skills and so on are lost in funneling the parent’s income to third party leeches using false or manipulated circumstances to serve their own interests?
    In my case I spent more than $ 47,072 seeing my daughter for twelve ( 12) hours each month for the last year.
    I kept my second residence in California, (rent) paid child support, Airfare from NY once a month air fare for a weekend from oversees and monitor costs including the monitors meals , go-cart rides, Taxis/transportation , lunches, entertainment, getting around, clothes, toys, books & games and adventures that I as her father are able to spend upon the daughter that I have raised!
    What type of enhanced opportunities could a different approach have made?
    If fathers are the enemy what will mothers become once a more robotic agenda is achieved .They will be phased out as well. Women should consider the short amount of time science is giving them to make the correct adjustments to this situation and police their own ranks from peers lawyers and malevolent individuals who care little for children, and will eventually throw mothers to the wayside in preference of the state. I mean do little girls really need to be born with a womb anymore?
    The societal cost of the emotional and mental anguish to children and subsequent family killings from person caught up in this situations is surely not worth the salaries of a the firms and government agencies who benefit from this culture…>All mothers, children and Fathers are at risk and more so daily as those uneducated to the manner they will be manipulated and have their conflict orchestrated to the fiscal advantage of others.

    My being asked to waive my 5th in family court because a stated somebody was a dead man walking, professionally speaking .It would seem I know what I’m doing as David J. Glass Ph.D. is now hobbled from abusing any more families and a judge who asks me if I wished merry Christmas to a Jewish Lawyer as a hateful gesture seems to be setting me up for something, especially since you had received notices mailed to your residence disclosing that David Glass would be on vacation during the “Christmas holidays”.
    Yet you Ken are a longtime Jewish friend and my father spent weeks in a cattle car on his way to Stalag IVIII in Poland.
    Was it not the Nazis who first separated children from parents?
    And then when I request the transcript from that hearing, I pay for it I and then get not the original but a copy and my money order is handed back to me and no one will say who was given the original?
    Lj says to me at age of 6 when I tell her mom loves her and will always be in her life
    She state’s to me …“She’s going to live a lot; she’s never going to die?”
    What is this child going to hold her mother responsible for and by what means will she do so?
    The enabling of conflict by those who seek to gain financially is simply evil and no different from an arms dealer who supplies both sides .The killing of life be it on an emotional ,intellectual, financial, mental, spiritual and /a or physical level is a death and no different from actually using a mechanical device. Too knowingly do so to children whose spirit is pure is inherently foul.
    To surmise IMHO the individuals and associated firms in our cases are only the tip of the iceberg.
    M Kretzmer. David J.Glass Ph.d, Lori Darakajian, Elise Greenberg , Psychologist Angus Strachan Ph.d of Lund & Strachan ,FMBK Law , Kolodny & Anteau represent a blight upon what was once a noble profession .
    Please get back to me with your thoughts, I am thinking about copying this letter and the letter of 2-12-2012 to the California Attorney General.
    Thanks

    Graham.

    Ps I’ll be in LA for visitation. It snowed in NY this week.

  14. Harold Wilson
    September 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Why don’t CPS, law enforcement & the courts care if falsified reports are made?

    When Michigan instituted their 800 number to call in reports, Steve Yager, CPS state supervisor, bragged that 800 employees had to be hired to handle all of the additional calls; either as intake employees or investigators. Wow! 800 new jobs for Michigan! A falsified report allows CPS to violate the rights of the child & parent. It also allows them to find “evidence” of abuse & neglect. Evidence is a funny word. In CPS lingo, evidence is because CPS said so & they never have to provide proof to the court to remove your child. This evidence becomes fact. Whatever CPS writes or states to the court is indisputable fact, even if the parent can prove otherwise; because the parent is not allowed to testify. Sometimes parents are allowed to testify, but the judge takes a nap or put on youtube on their computer to drown out the worthless dribble coming out of the parent’s mouth.

    I was also told that when CPS shows up to investigate, they are trained to assume the child & parent are lying, so whatever is said is worthless, because it will never make the court report. CPS also is allowed to twist any statements to make the parent look bad:
    CPS- “Has your parent ever touched your private areas?” If the child says yes (Bathing your child as an infant, you had to wash all areas), CPS writes that you fondled your child. If your child says no (knowing the misleading question), CPS claims you were a bad parent because you must not have ever properly cleaned your child!
    CPS also allows 40+ year old men to ask these questions of a teenage girl. Even though this violates federal law, CPS will tell you state law allows this. They also know it will make the girl uncomfortable, so CPS can put that into the report- “The child was nervous & fidgety, having to expose the parent for the abuse.”

    Now the states & the feds are in business together of human trafficking & child slavery!

    Also, the states are allowed to put the Title IV-E monies (money the federal governmant pays them to remove children) into offsetting the state’s deficit. The state is not held accountable:
    to prove the child had to be removed
    the money is going to support the child
    if the money is put into the state’s general funds

    The states are encouraged to put the children on unneeded medications for the bonus money for special needs children. The state is encouraged to keep the children for as long as they can, because they get $4,000- $6,000 per child per month the child is not at home; even more if they medicate the child. CPS does not even need a diagnosis the child needs medication. They tell the doctor to write prescriptions. The doctor writes them, without even doing a diagnosis. This allows CPS to make a few thousand $ more per child. The meds are paid for by medicaid, our tax $. The doctors bill medicaid for time & unneeded meds. Everybody makes money, except the child & parent. CPS is also allowed to medicate your child without your permission, or without even notifying you, even if it violates the families religious & personal beliefs; because CPS is above the Constitution of the US & your state. CPS is also allowed to withhold life needed medications as punishment to force your child to cooperate with them.

    When CPS commits abuse & neglect, it is called “protection”. Just ask the police & the courts. When CPS breaks the law while doing their job, it is not a crime, but rather, a civil infraction!

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