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Social worker says she falsified records

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Social worker says she falsified records

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears — vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com

Posted: 12:00am on Oct 29, 2011; Modified: 6:56am on Oct 29, 2011

A former Kentucky state social worker indicted by an Anderson County grand jury in August has told investigators that she falsified records in abuse and neglect cases, according to a court document recently filed.

Margaret “Geri” Murphy, who resigned in January, is charged with nine counts of tampering with public records in her role investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Details of nine cases, several involving child sexual abuse, were outlined in a document titled the Commonwealth’s Bill of Particulars, filed in Anderson Circuit Court Oct. 18 by Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.

The court document says that in one case, which ran from December 2007 through April 2008, Murphy investigated an allegation of sexual abuse of an infant by the infant’s mother’s boyfriend. In deeming the allegation “unsubstantiated,” Murphy allegedly documented that a state police trooper told her that a hair found in the baby’s pubic area was tested and found to be dog hair rather than a human hair.

But the officer told an investigator that he never told Murphy that the hair was dog hair, and that it had not been tested.

Two agencies, including police, filed complaints about Murphy’s actions in the case, the court document said.

The mother later reunited with her boyfriend, and the case was reopened in October 2010 on the basis of new allegations of sexual abuse by the boyfriend, the document said.

“During that time, Murphy attempted to take part of an interview and examination of the child at an agency in Lexington, and the KSP trooper told Murphy to leave and has indicated he believes Murphy’s actions contributed to the child being abused again,” the court document said.

Murphy’s attorney William Patrick said Friday that he could not comment on the case. But Patrick said a pre-trial conference was set for November. Murphy was issued a criminal summons in August and has pleaded not guilty.

In abuse and neglect cases, social workers make findings about the validity of allegations and document their work in a report titled a “continuous quality assessment.”

In a case involving the alleged sexual abuse of an 11-year-old child by her father, Murphy admitted to falsifying the continuous quality assessment, the court document said. In that case, Murphy is accused of documenting that the suspect had been interviewed by state police. Murphy also is accused of documenting that the perpetrator denied the abuse and passed a polygraph.

However, police told an investigator that the suspect had never been interviewed or taken a polygraph.

Murphy “stated that this particular case ‘bothered her’ because she had falsified information. She admitted that she believed the child had been sexually abused, but still unsubstantiated and closed her case,” the court document said.

In 2010, Murphy investigated a report of the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old child and deemed it “unsubstantiated.” She had said that the child made inconsistent statements and that she had interviewed the suspect with police, and that the suspect denied the allegations and passed a polygraph test, according to a court document.

But police said they never interviewed the suspect and the suspect never took a polygraph, according to the court document.

The cabinet will not respond specifically to the cases in the bill of particulars, spokeswoman Jill Midkiff said.

“However, upon discovering that there were problems with the way in which Ms. Murphy conducted her investigations in these and other cases not involving falsifications, the Commissioner of the (Department of Community Based Services) had Ms. Murphy’s cases reviewed to ensure that appropriate action was taken in accordance with the policies and procedures of the agency,” Midkiff said.

Officials in Conway’s office would not comment Friday. But in August, Conway said that his office began investigating after receiving a complaint from a resident whose family was in a court case to which Murphy had been assigned.

Tampering with public records is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 on each count.

Reach Valarie Honeycutt Spears at (859) 231-3409 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 3409.

  • QueenofUniverse
    Please don’t say that no one cares, don’t paint all social workers with the same brush. I  and the social workers that I know take their responsibility very seriously. We work for our children and that is what they are. When I get a case, those children and their safety is my priority; they are mine. I have fought to keep children out of the homes, sometimes the court listens and sometimes it doesn’t take my recommendation. But no one can say that I do NOT care.
  • vegas48
    How can she look at herself in the mirror?  What a lazy, corrupt, self absorbed B.
    Those poor kids.
  • kilowat
    a pretrial supervisor can have her daughters drug diversion signed off on even when she failed . only in Ky
  • Marie Hartzog
    I am amazed at how much social services can get away with. Nobody really wants to get to the truth.

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October 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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New DHS Strategy, Rep. Nelson to Lead Effort

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The House’s aggressive, four-pronged strategy is designed to improve DHS through significant study of and potential reforms to governance structure, agency structure, personnel policy and resource allocation. The plan is in response to a shared desire between House members, agency officials and other stakeholders to improve delivery of services by DHS, particularly for children in state custody.

 

“Today we begin working together to find a better way,” said Steele, R-Shawnee. “The Legislature has made incremental DHS reforms over the years, but more improvements are needed. The comprehensive reform we seek is only achievable if we all truly cooperate and work toward a common goal. It won’t be easy, but what we’re saying today is we’re going to buckle down and get there together.”

 

Steele has asked a bipartisan group of five representatives to engage in a strategic review of DHS to develop policy to consider next legislative session.

 

Governor Mary Fallin released a statement today after the announcement.

 

“When I appointed Brad Yarbrough and Wes Lane to the DHS commission, I asked them to pursue reforms that would allow the agency to better protect our children and increase accountability, transparency and efficiency,” Fallin said. “The goals outlined today by Speaker Steele, a bipartisan group of legislators, and agency officials is the logical next step in that process.”

 

Leading the group will be Rep. Jason Nelson, R-Oklahoma City, who has spent this summer and past years reviewing DHS to look for potential reforms. Other members of the group are Reps. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, Pat Ownbey, R-Ardmore, Rebecca Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City, and Wade Rousselot, D-Okay. All members of the group have certain areas of expertise in human services.

 

“Make no mistake: This is no typical legislative committee. There will be no sitting in hearings making motions and watching PowerPoints all day,” Nelson said. “DHS faces serious challenges that necessitate us getting out of the Capitol and into the field.”

 

 

The group will operate in a unique manner, with much of its work occurring in small meetings with DHS workers in the field, where the group will observe how policies are implemented and analyze organizational strengths and needs. The group will also meet with other agency officials and leaders, DHS commissioners and other stakeholders.

 

“The Legislature already has a wealth of knowledge about this agency, so there is no need to duplicate what we’ve already done. Instead, we’re taking a somewhat outside-the-box approach,” Nelson said. “I’m confident this is exactly the type of approach needed in order to achieve real reforms that ensure DHS delivers the results Oklahomans expect. Our sense of urgency could not be any higher.”

 

The group’s meetings with workers will be private to allow for candid conversation and disclosure of sensitive information. The group will also engage in an in-depth study of the agency’s structure and resource allocation to determine if better results could be achieved through reorganization and reprioritizing resources. A public report on the group’s findings will be presented during a public meeting sometime next year.

 

Steele said DHS reform will be a policy priority in the House next session.

 

“My expectation is one I believe most Oklahomans share, and that is to do whatever it takes to produce serious improvement at DHS,” Steele said.

 

Officials at DHS – the largest agency in state government – pledged to give the group the access it needs to the agency in order to do its work.

 

“We thank Speaker Steele and the House for their willingness to work together to find solutions and look forward to assisting in every way possible,” DHS Director Howard Hendrick said. “This process will do a lot of good and I’m glad to be part of it.”

 

DHS commissioners also expressed support for the group’s plans.

 

“We are fully committed to building a better DHS for the 21st century and appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with Speaker Steele and all legislators in this process,” said incoming Oklahoma Commission for Human Services Chairman Brad Yarbrough. “It won’t be easy, but the best work never is. We stand ready for the challenge.”

 

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association also expressed support for the House plan.

 

“We appreciate these representatives for their willingness to get out of the Capitol to spend time with the workers who are on the ground protecting Oklahoma’s children,” said OPEA Executive Director Sterling Zearley. “The front line employees’ unique perspective and their experience will be valuable in this critical process.”

 

Rep. Ron Peters, chairman of the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Human Services, said he is appreciative of the work the group plans to do.

 

“I am thrilled to see my colleagues and DHS working together on solutions. It’s the right thing to do and I commend them for it,” said Peters, R-Tulsa. “I stand ready to assist in any way.”

 

 

“As a state, we must all work together to prevent the abuse and neglect of our most vulnerable citizens,” Fallin said. That’s especially true when it comes to child abuse and the heart-breaking deaths of children in state custody. We have, unfortunately, seen too many instances of both recently, and the current results are unacceptable. Today’s announcement puts us on a path to reform our systems of child welfare and better protect vulnerable Oklahomans.”

 

 

 

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October 29, 2011 at 1:56 am

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Autopsies being performed on Nancy Schaefer and her husband

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Autopsies being performed on Schaefer, husband

Couple’s daughter had no knowledge of serious illness affecting father

By Mitch Clarke and Stephen Gurrmclarke@gainesvilletimes.com; sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com
POSTED: March 27, 2010 11:42 a.m.
Autopsies being performed on Schaefer, husband

Former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer

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Autopsies are being performed today on the bodies of former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband, who were found shot to death Friday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at their Habersham County home.Sheriff Joey Terrell said this morning that authorities believe they know who the shooter was, but wanted to wait until the autopsies are completed before releasing that information.

Terrell said the couple’s daughter, who lives in the same gated community as the Schaefers, discovered their bodies in a bedroom about 5:30 p.m. Friday. He said a handgun was used in the shootings and was found near the bodies.

Several notes were left behind, but Terrell declined to say who wrote them.

While State Sen. Don Thomas of Dalton said this morning he believed that Bruce Schafer had been ill, the sheriff said the couple’s daughter had no knowledge of any serious illness affecting him.

A prominent conservative Republican, Schaefer, 75, was known as a vocal opponent of abortionand same-sex marriage. She was elected to the state Senate in 2004 and served two terms, but she made several unsuccessful bids for public office prior to that.

State Rep. Rick Austin, whose district includes Habersham County, announced Schaefer’s death to a packed House chamber around 7:30 p.m. Friday and led lawmakers in a moment of silence.

Hall County legislators who had worked with Schaefer said they were saddened by the news.

“I had the privilege of serving with Nancy for several years in the State Senate and appreciated her kind heart and desire to serve the people of Georgia well,” said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. “Nita and I will be praying for the entire Shaefer family and ask that the Lord will provide them with peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.”

“The state of Georgia has lost two fine God-fearing people,” said state Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain. “We should all pray for the family.”

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said he served with Schaefer in his first term in the House. Because they served in adjoining districts, they often attended meetings together on White County issues, he said.

Collins said Schaefer served her district honorably.

“I always thought her to be an honest person who did what she thought was right,” Collins said. “It’s just a real sad event.”

Schaefer, who has been active in conservative Christian causes for many years, was president of Family Concerns, a Christian organization.

She was elected in 2004 after federally redrawn legislative districts created an open seat in the 50th District. She defeated two Republican challengers and a Democrat to win the seat.

Prior to that, Schaefer ran for mayor of Atlanta in 1993, was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 1994 and finished third in the GOP race for governor in 1998.

Before seeking re-election in 2008, she considered a challenge to Paul Broun for his 10th District congressional seat. She later chose to run for re-election, but lost in the Republican primary to eventual winner Jim Butterworth.

She once hosted a daily commentary show on WNIV-AM, an Atlanta Christian radio station, according to her state Senate biography.

She was a former first vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, a frequent speaker to churches of all denominations, a speaker to civic and political organizations and a frequent guest on radio and local and national television programs.

In 2001, she became the first female trustee of Toccoa Falls College.

She and her husband lived in Atlanta for 35 years before relocating to Habersham County.

The 50th District, which she served, includes Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Stephens, Banks, Franklin, Hart and a portion of White counties.

Shaefer and her husband had five children and 13 grandchildren.

Staff writer Ashley Fielding and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce have died

What a sad day in America!

After her work against the “system” exposing the corruption and actively bringing awareness to the Public about CPS and how they kidnap children for money, the Great Nancy Schaefer is gone.

The reports state it was an apparent “Murder-Suicide” however, those who know her seriously doubt it.

We the People will mourn the great loss of such a great woman and all the work she has put into making America the land of the free, with her being the brave.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family as the Parents and Children of American will feel a GREAT LOSS.

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/article/31246/

 

5 Responses to Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce have died

  1. Light

    We have to find out WHO killed her!

  2. Susan

    Nancy was in the process of helping me expose the wanton conduct of GA’s DFCS, specifically Cobb County, where I used to live. She had investigators working on the case and had me gather all my documents for a meeting with some John Doe from Texas (who I never met….the meeting never commenced as planned…not sure why…and then she was murdered) . GBI did not do a thorough investigation; otherwise, they would have responded to my phonecall with information about Mr. John Doe, the missed meeting, and other information. What sort of investigator does not gather ALL the information?? One who has something to cover-up!

  3. Crime is big money for lawyers, police, judges and private prison companies as well as various companies who supply them with guns, etc., and destroying families ensures another generation of lower working class criminals for them to profit from. That is the essential service that social workers provide, and it is integral to the expansion of the prison state system. People with influence who get too loud about it are endangering the future bread and butter of people who dedicated their lives to pursuing power at any cost.

  4. May The Lord Jesus expose those who did this to Nancy and her husband. Parents like myself have suffered so terribly at the hands of evil and corrupt American Judges, lawyers, CPS, Domestic Violence Workers and other criminals involved with the Family Court/State Supreme Courts whose sole purpose is to terrorize families for financial gain.
    I pray that there will now be a plethera of parents who stand up for righteousness and will no longer tolerate the abuse of power by those forementioned.
    May we all become like Nancy Schaefer and be more than a voice for our children; may we also take action and remove those who profit from lies of others.
    God help America.

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October 29, 2011 at 1:47 am

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California placed children in homes with sex offenders

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State placed children in homes with sex offenders

October 27th, 2011, 2:14 Te

California can — and must — do a better job of protecting the abused and neglected children who come into its care,concludes an alarming new report from the state auditor.

In its review of the state’s child welfare services system, it found more than 1,000 addresses in the Department of Justice’s Sex and Arson Registry matched the addresses of licensed homes in the child welfare services system.

The auditor alerted Social Services to this troubling bit of information in July, and officials found dozens of children living in homes where registered sex offenders lived or were present. Officials have removed children and ordered sex offenders out of homes.

Legal action has begun against eight licensees, and 36“immediate exclusion orders” — barring sex offenders and the like from licensed facilities — were issued, said auditorElaine M. Howle in the report.

Social Services simply wasn’t consulting the abuse database when issuing licenses, the auditor said. But not because it was unaware of its existence: The auditor had urged Social Services to avail itself of that database back in 2008. And did so again.

The auditor’s recommendations were:

 

  • “To ensure that vulnerable individuals, including foster children, are safe from sex offenders, Social Services should complete a follow‑up on any remaining address matches our office provided in July 2011 and take appropriate actions, as well as relay information to Justice or local law enforcement for any sex offenders not in compliance with registration laws.
  • “Social Services should conduct regular address comparisons using Justice’s sex offender registry and its Licensing Information System and CWS/CMS. If Social Services believes it needs additional resources to do so, it should justify and seek the appropriate level of funding.
  • To provide sufficient oversight of county CWS agencies with delegated authority to license foster homes, Social Services should complete comprehensive reviews of these agencies’ licensing activities at least once every three years.

California’s system-wide child welfare budget from all sources — federal, state, and county funding — was about $5.5 billion in fiscal year 2010–11.

Child welfare services agencies received 480,000 allegations of maltreatment of children in 2010, and substantiated 87,000, the auditor said.

Another 57,000 children were in out‑of‑home placements as of January 2011 — a dramatic drop of more than40 percent from 10 years earlier.

But the percentage of children in foster care has increased dramatically, as have payments for foster care, some of which was hard to justify, according to the auditor.

More on that soon.

 

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October 29, 2011 at 1:06 am

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Sex offender listed same Wisconsin Dane County address as foster home

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Jason Stein | 608-252-6129 | jstein@madison.com | 1 Comment | Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:00 pm

Dane County officials recently moved to ensure the safety of a local child after state officials tipped off the county that a registered sex offender listed the same home address as the child’s foster home.

The tip came as part of a new series of checks of foster care and kinship care homes by the state Department of Children and Families, implemented after a legislative audit found the addresses of four registered sex offenders matched those of licensed child care providers in Wisconsin.

Bob Lee, administrator of Dane County’s Division of Children, Youth and Families, said a relative providing temporary care for the local child had not informed county officials of the presence of the sex offender as required.

“It was like, ‘Whoa, (the relative) didn’t tell us about this,’ ” said Lee, who added that his agency took immediate action to make sure the child was not at risk. Lee was unable to provide more details immediately because he needed to talk with staff first.

The new review of temporary homes also found a second Dane County child living at the address of a known sex offender. However, the county had previously examined the living arrangement and approved it due to “special circumstances,” Lee said.

Lee said he believed the state had found matches in other counties, although that couldn’t be immediately confirmed.

State Children and Families spokeswoman Erika Monroe-Kane confirmed Tuesday that the department had run the address checks with databases but would not share the agency’s findings, saying only that the state is investigating the results with local partners such as counties.

After the auditors’ findings of sex offenders at child care facilities, she said, “we took immediate action to look into that same issue with kinship care and foster care to make sure children in those programs were safe. … This is something that is getting the highest attention in the department.”

The news came on the same day that Children and Families Secretary Reggie Bicha laid out for angry members of the Legislature’s budget committee the steps the department is taking to identify and root out fraud and other problems in Wisconsin Shares, the state’s $400 million-a-year child care subsidy program.

The separate foster care and kinship care programs are for children who must temporarily live apart from their parents with either licensed foster parents or relatives, who are then paid with public money to defray the cost of the care.

Lynn Green, director of the Dane County Department of Human Services, noted that counties already do criminal background checks of potential foster parents. The new state checks are designed to see whether another person living at the address — such as a relative or a boyfriend or girlfriend — is a registered sex offender.

Foster parents were previously required to disclose the other people who are living in the home but might not have done so in some cases, Lee said. Because of these latest findings, the state is now requiring counties to run the sex offender checks on all such homes, he said.

Budget committee member Rep. Robin Vos, R-Caledonia, said he was pleased the new policy was being put into place.

“The sad thing is it should have been put into place a long time ago,” Vos said.

The Legislative Audit Bureau report of child care providers released last week identified two sex offenders with the same addresses as care providers in Milwaukee County and two in Racine County. None turned up in any other part of the state.

Children and Families found that no sex offenders are now living at those addresses and took immediate steps to ensure the children were safe, officials said last week.

Bicha told the budget committee Tuesday that his agency has implemented a fraud unit and hot line and will take over responsibility for the Wisconsin Shares child care program in Milwaukee County, where most of the fraud problems have been found.

He said more changes are needed to improve the system, including allowing counties to receive a financial incentive for investigating and eliminating fraud and stronger laws to allow personal assets of violators to be seized.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_17289ea0-ad5d-11de-9cdf-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1c7w9CDfb

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October 29, 2011 at 12:43 am

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California says 1,000 care facilities match sex offender addresses

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State says 1,000 care facilities match sex offender addresses

October 27, 2011 | 11:45 am

Alaynasse Yi
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.

The addresses for more than 1,000 state-licensed care facilities for vulnerable people in California matched addresses on the state sex offender registry, according to a newly released audit.

State Auditor Elaine M. Howle said the California Department of Social Services failed to check the sex offender registry even after her office advised it to do so in 2008.

The facilities matching the registry of sex offenders included foster homes, group homes and day-care facilities for children, as well as facilities for adults with special needs and the elderly.

The auditor informed state regulators of the 1,000 sex offender hits in July. Investigations are now complete and the state said eight licenses have been revoked or suspended and regulators issued 31 orders barring individuals from licensed facilities.

The audit was ordered earlier this year at the request of state Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno). The audit was also intended to compile data on deaths of children who were under the oversight of child protective services.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors balked at subpoenas for information and hired outside lawyers to fight the inquiry. The auditor’s office has vowed to continue to press the county for records and to issue a second report in the coming months.

For the record, 3:04 p.m. Oct. 27: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said more than 1,000 sex-offender addresses matched the addresses for foster homes and group homes. That account was based on a summary of the report provided to journalists by the state auditor. In reality, the sex offender matches included a wider group of state-licensed facilities, including day-care facilities for children and providers for the elderly and adults with special needs. Additionally, the state auditor said that regulators issued 36 orders barring individuals from licensed facilities. The true number is 31, according to the California Department of Social Services.

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Photo: Alaynasse Yi of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services checks on a home where four children live. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

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October 29, 2011 at 12:41 am

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Sex Offenders Penetrate Foster Homes

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 James R. Marsh on October 5, 2010 3:11 PM | 4 Comments
A Kentucky audit discovered at least 12 instances of children living or being cared for in state-regulated homes where sex offenders lived. The report, released last week by the Kentucky state auditor, compared the addresses of registered sex offenders with those of foster homes; the residences of other children under state care; and homes that provide state-subsidized day care forlow-income families.

Kentucky State SealThe addresses of registered sex offenders were compared through an electronic data match to the addresses of homes and facilities that provide care and out-of-home placements for children, resulting in matches for 30 different homes. Follow-up reviews of the matched addresses confirmed that sex offenders resided in 12 of the 30 homes. For the remaining 18 matches, the review indicated that either the sex offender did not live at the address or that the residency status of the offender could not be determined.

The findings break down as follows:

Twelve registered sex offenders were confirmed to be living in state regulated homes that provide care and placement services for children. Of these, registered sex offenders were found living in seven relative caregiver homes within the Kinship Care Program; registered sex offenders were confirmed to be living in two foster homes; and registered sex offenders were confirmed to be living in three registered child care homes.

These findings are nothing new. In 1977, the Chicago Tribune published a groundbreaking series of articles on child exploitation which led to the first legal regulation of child pornography later that year. Among the Tribune’s findings over 30 years ago were the following:

In New Orleans, a group of adult perverts established a Boy Scout troop in 1974 for the purpose of using boys ranging from 11 to 15 years old for homosexual purposes. Nineteen men were charged with multiple counts of crimes against nature. Among them were two Boston area millionaires and a California millionaire alleged to have flown to New Orleans to have sex with the boys. Police Investigation of the case extended into 34 states.

An Episcopal priest in Tennessee, the Rev. Claudius I. [Bud] Vermilye Jr., was charged with taking in runaway and neglected children at his Boys Farm and encouraging them to engage In homosexual orgies which he secretly filmed. He was also charged with allowing adult “sponsors” to sexually abuse the boys.

Pornographers in at least five states-Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Florida-used or attempted to use federal, state and county funds to establish foster homes and child care camps for their operations, and some used foster children in pornographic movies. In at least one instance, pornographers obtained a federal income tax exemption for a “church” later identified as a front for their operations.

It should come as no surprise that what was happening 30 years ago is happening many times over today given cheap and ubiquitous technology and the ability of like-minded individuals to surreptitiously conspire on places like Facebook and MySpace.

Five years ago, when we began investigating Masha Allen’s adoption by a 45 year old single man, theinternational adoption industry berated us with a chorus of improbabilities; the made to order adoption of a blond hair blue eyed orphan by a child molester was not only unprecedented, but far beyond their standard of care to even conceptualize. It was not only an anomaly, it wasinconceivable.

An even cursory review of Neil’s excellent Pound Pup Legacy website reveals dozens if not hundreds of similar cases in both international and domestic adoption and child welfare.

As we reported here over two years ago, “consider that fact that renowned naturist leader Toni Egbertwas the sister of ROTIA’s executive director when Mancuso adopted, the prevalence of Russian and Ukrainian children in naturist videos (click at your own risk), and the accepted practice of supplyingnude pre-adoption videos of East European children, and the question becomes why WOULDN’T pedophiles adopt?”

The fact, which was apparently forgotten by Kentucky’s child welfare agency (whose initial response to the audit was deficient), is that for decades pedophiles and their enablers have, are and will attempt and succeed in adopting children and exploiting the innocent (sometimes at taxpayer expense and subsidy). No imagination is required to envision that reality. Agencies, lawmakers and judges need to keep this in mind when developing public policy and holding wrongdoers accountable.

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I feel for these kids. Before a sexual predator could adopt 2 young children (a 6 year old boy and 8 year old girl) in Provo, Utah, his young adult sons came forward and informed their mother that their father had molested them for years. Upon alerting the police, an investigation revealed 6 additional boys that had been molested by their father between the ages of 10-13. Had his sons not been brave enough to step forward, those two young children would have been at risk.
Unfortunately, NINE months after the initial charges, the incestuous pedophile is still out and has gotten FIVE continuances on his initial hearing. His wealthy father and his own political and business connections have kept him out of jail and living peacefully in a neighborhood surrounded by kids. During this time, no one knows what he is doing with his spare time. This a tragedy of justice – the victims gave up everything to come forward and are left imprisoned in their own lives while the predator is free to roam. The people of Provo, Utah need to be warned that this man is living amongst them and keep their children out of harm’s way.

Please look into Todd Bryant. He’s been stalking young boys on YouTube for years saying that he’s a social worker in Kentucky. I’m sure he’s tied into this somehow.

I know this a few months old, but I just found it. I find it absolutely ridiculous that this could happen and happen quite commonly. “Twelve registered sex offenders were confirmed to be living in state regulated homes that provide care and placement services for children.” Just wrong plain and simple

george akzel replied to comment from John Doe | June 8, 2011 12:27 AM | Reply

you really mean TAYLOR BRANCH dont you? 3-5-40

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