This happened in 2007- From all of my research the alleged defendant tried to have this covered up. Now I ask each one of you who read this, how does this incident differ from any of the other alledged incidents that CPS accuses thousands of parents of each year? She claimed she was innocent. She had an inside channel in that she worked of Georgia DFCS. She felt that she shouldn’t have been charged. How familiar does this sound. The shoe never wears well when it is on the other foot. It is time to put Georgia DFCS on notice. IT is time – past time to return children to their parents. IT is time to stop the buying and selling of our children.
Yvonne Mason, Author
Georgia DCFS Administrator Arrested For Child Cruelty
According to news reports. The accused woman, Cylenthia Clark, 38, is an assistant director for Fulton County DFCS. On March 13, 2007 News4Jax.Com published this articleFCS Official Accused Of Spanking Daughter With Belt. According to this news report the accusation came after school officials reported that the accused woman’s eight-year-old daughter had marks on her back and legs. The mother apparently has confessed that she forced her daughter to strip down to underwear, then spanked her with a belt. She claims this isn’t child abuse and that it was done because the girl misbehaved at school. The eight year old girl and her three sisters, ages 6, 5, and 3, have all been placed in protective custody.Because of this accusation Cylenthia Clark is having second thoughts about how child abuse cases are handled. She is quoted as saying, “It makes me very empathetic; it makes me look at some of the cases that we handle. It’s something that down the line that it’s something that we are really following through and getting all the questions answered before we assume that person is guilty.”And that’s a good point. Is she guilty? In America we are supposed to be considered innocent before proven guilty, however for thirty years parents have complained that in child abuse cases they are considered guilty first, then forced to prove their innocence. It can be very difficult to prove that something didn’t happen when government-paid experts are saying it could have. What seems strange to me is that the arrest warrant states that the beating took place on February 7 but the school personnel didn’t see the welts until February 28. That’s 21 days later, and welts were still visible? If that’s correct, the injuries must have been severe.