One of the things that makes me realize that we’re doing something positive is that some people come to us for advice on how to save a child from a harmful situation. The thing is we’re only a bunch of everyday folk who care about children and not legal experts.
Another thing that makes me realize we’re doing something good is that some of our readers have had experience in these situations and are more than willing to help. This is one of those time.
I received the following e-mail from a reader who needs help in trying to get two children out of an allegedly horrible situation.
I have a tip on two bad breeders……and the law is continuing to let them off with warnings. My step children have suffered countless years of abuse at the hands of their mother and step father. Thank God we have custody of them now…..but there are still two children in the home. One is a six-year-old little girl with down syndrome. My step daughter told me last Thursday, that when she was 5 her step father began raping her in her bottom.
Allegations of inappropriate behavior had been filed over a year ago when we got custody of her and her brother. Nothing ever came of it and she clammed up. Her revelation came about out of the constant fear that now this may be happening to her little sister and there is no one there to protect her. She said she had tried to tell her mother on two previous occasions, but she did not believe her so she stopped trying. The authorities say that even if they can get her an appointment to be interviewed if there is no physical evidence, then they will not file charges against him. What can be done? and Can you help? Please we are desperate. Thank you for your time.
We filed the report in [redacted] County Georgia Sheriff’s Department as well as it has been filed in the [redacted] County DFCS office. But I do not have faith in them either……it took filing reports for three years about the abuse the children would tell us they suffered at the hands of their mother and step father. We also supplied pictures of the bruises. Please help us, so we can help them heal and move forward.
As always I have to give the disclaimer that neither the readers, the writers of BB nor myself are legal experts and all advice taken is done so at your own risk.
So Breeder Readers, is there anything that can be done to help these children?