Indiana’s Shame Teardrops for Katelynn – 2005/12/07 19:26
Indiana’s Shame Teardrops for Katelynn
My little one is being abused by a father and his new wife . The state has overlooked and downright ignores the abuse. THis is in the face of overwhelming evidence that was never admitted in a court despite many to have it reviewed. THere were doctors reports, counselors, child advocates and even photographs of her being abused. THe CPS refused to even act on it even when her doctors and other professionals were calling on behalf of her safety. I am know threatened with jail for trying to protect her even in the face of the fact there are and have never been to my knowledge allegations of any kind of abuse against me .
She was turned over to her abusive father and his wife . Her brother and I have not been allowed to see her or even speak to her in many months. I have lost my savings, my house ,and jobs trying to pay attorney and court costs trying to protect her and finally I face the real possibility of losing my freedom thus leaving her without anyone to fight this unfair system , she and her brother are trapped in, on there behalf. So, I, no we need help. I still believe there are people out there who stand up for what is right and I hope I will find you . I do this for the love of Katelynn
TEARDROPS FOR KATELYNN:
if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed,
if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly,
you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
There may even be a worse case.
You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory,
because it is better to perish than live as slaves.”
“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties,
and so bear ourselves that if we as a people last for a thousand years, people will still say,
This was their finest hour!”
Indiana’s Shame the Abuse OF Katelynn:
Note : this DOES NOT include 500+ additional pages of evidence an attorney gave me
* I separate from abuser after I am assaulted by abuser.
* Little daughter returned by abuser hurt sees family doctor.
* Abuser assaults me and kids while trying to abducted little daughter.
* Police statements taken.
* Arrest warranted issued for abuser and protection order put in place. Other
court Excludes little daughter from protection order.
* Abuser arrested outstanding bench warrant found in next county abuser
* Minister of abusers church bails him out.
* I file for divorce and temporary custody granted to me and restraining order
placed Against abuser little daughter excluded from restraining order.
* I request Guardian Ad Litem for little daughter.
* Ad litem submits report recommends abuser visits every weekend. Judge grants
* Temporary Order issued
* Letter from Domestic violence counselor abuser refuses contact via phone or in
Person. Court does nothing.
* Little daughter crying of owie in butt from girlfriends son.
* Little daughter seen by family physician, refers to sexual abuse hospital.
* Little daughter is seen at sexual abuse hospital.
* Little daughter returned crying abuser’s girlfriend slapped in face, spanked
repeatedly for pottying in pants and is jerked out of bed.
Little daughter seeing child psychologist
* Little daughter returned crying is hurt when abuser and girlfriend involve
little daughter in domestic violence fight. Abuser and girlfriend separate.
* Little daughter returned home sick, it is winter little daughter has no
outerwear abuser and parents kept. Abuser?s parents refusing to return.
* Little daughter crying abuser takes little daughter to abuser?s parents house
calls mother dirty names, new girlfriend plays spanking game with little daughter ,
new girlfriend accuses brother of spying.
* Little daughter crying Abuser’s new girlfriend threatens little daughter not
to go near mother, drags little daughter is dragged by shoulder blade across 5
* Sitting in chairs, forced to pray on knees for being bad, threatened mother if
refusal and beatings.
* Little daughter crying returned by abuser , abuser and girlfriend threatens to
beat her for being bad since they can’t force her to pray.
* Court threatens to give little daughter to abuser if little daughter doesn’t?t
go on visits
* Little daughter threatened to be struck repeatedly by abuser if she doesn’t?t
tell Abuser what little daughter told mother.
* I speaks to child protection services about concerns. child protection
services speak Children. Says he can’t help.
* Abuser remarries at wedding little daughter is burned with curling iron on
forearm. burn is blistering, seeping fluid and about an inch and 1/2 long.
And her underwear is removed.
*Abuser returns little daughter with bruising on upper arm and forearm brother
* I speak to town police they refuse to get involved. Town police send me to adjoining town.
* Police statements taken and child protective services open investigation.
* Within week after child protection service talks to abuser on phone only
* investigation dropped by child protection services.
* Child protection worker visits my home.
* Family doctor makes report to child protection agency against abuser after
doctor Visit regarding abuser.
* Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.
* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is red mark from kneecap to ankle.
Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt ?feels like sawing in half?
booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her,
chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.
* I report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker
* Child protection services refuses to help, says they can’t get involved since it civil matter.
* I go to domestic violence shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist,
and keep journal.
* Little daughter starts therapy with domestic violence recommended.
* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child
protection Service worker about abuse.
*Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.
* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is red mark from kneecap to
ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt feels like sawing in half?
booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife
beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.
* I report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells
worker herself. Child protection services refuses to help.
*I go to domestic violence shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist,
and keep journal.
* Little daughter starts therapy with child psychologist referred by domestic violence safe house recommends.
* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection
Service worker about abuse.
* Little daughter returned crying says she is so hungry.
* After abuser refuses to bring little daughter home I speak to town
police. Town police refuse to get involved.
* Little daughter suicidal over book of wrongs wants to die. Little
daughter says she cannot fix all her wrongs little daughter is tired.
* Abuser’s wife tries to run me and children off road. I flee with
children to safe house.
* Court places Protection order against abuser’s wife on behalf of me and
little daughter. Ad litem compels visit on contingency abuser promises to keep
wife not around little daughter. This is not complied with. ad litem doesn’t believe.
*Little daughter’s Psychologist goes to child Protection Services with me to
demand casa for little daughter since part of abuse happened in nearby county.
*Child Protection Agency refuses casa worker for little daughter and
refuses to investigate.
* Little daughter referred to new woman counselor.
* New counselor files initial assessment . Summary notes little daughter
suicidal , intensive fear of abuser and adjustment disorder stemming from abuse.
Counselor places little daughter on suicide watch while in safe house.
* While in safe house ad litem compels me to turn little daughter over to abuser.
* Abuser promptly forces little daughter to divulge location of safe house,
threatens little daughter with violence, call mother names to little
daughter, picks fingernail polish off little daughters fingers with
abusers fingernails, abuser tells little daughter again child protection agency on his
* Safe house counselor promptly issues safe phone to me they are
concerned for our safety.
* Safe house child advocate files statement of little daughter telling
advocate of abuse
Indiana’s Shame A Brother’s Cries for Katelynn:
What follows is a little of what her brother can talk about. Brother says other is to painful to talk about know and the the only other eyewitness to her abuse cries to save his baby sister:
I witnessed my mother face overwhelming odds in gaining justice for my sister.
Most of the law and legal officials in my area refuse to help. You see my sister
is being abused by her father and his new wife. In this area everyone has played
hush-hush, and my sister continue for a while. The court problem arose, when mom
attempted to press charges against him. even with my sister told the CPS and
police what happened nothing happened. You see my sister came back to our house
with 2 bruises about the size of a quarter bruises on her arm, and she said that
her step mommy got mad and picked her up off her feet. I used to think of this
step father as a real father was there. I heard my precious little angel yell
DADDY! He ran in there, I thought that the
father did something to help his daughter. Instead he decided to comfort his
wife. As the abuse went on My sister was told by her grandmother that “If you
don’t shut up i’ll whip you”. Her father even threatened her life. From this her
father decided to file for custody of my sister. After a one sided court battle,
in which the GAL wrote bias reports. On of the courts arguments to give her father Custody was
that i reported the abuse to CPS, and the police. You see I saw this court
attempt and succeed to sacrifice my sister because appearances are deceiving.
Just because you look good doesn’t mean you are good. Currently the only thing that can be held against me is my age.While i am currently job hunting and do have a part time job, that won’t
enough. The Week that my mother pressed charges that was glossed over. The court also might try to say no because of my race. In the court papers there was a ban put on me seeing my sister while she was forced into foster care. Apparently having the same mom doesn’t count.
Also what follows is some of what katelynn’s brother saw: My moms marriage to my baby sister father was very rocky. One of the reasons they broke up was because of My older brother. He was very hard on my brother. During the marriage her father was thrown out of the house at least twice
because of what happened to my brother. Her father would often punish my brother
to hard. . Once to punish my brother her father took him to the backyard of our
house and shot his ninja turtles with a bee-bee gun. I watched out the window of
our bedroom. The second to last time her father was thrown out my mother would
only let him come back until he went to counseling with my brother. One visit I
went there and played Mario brothers on the nintendo there. The last time her
father was thrown out was after dinner. On a different night after I ate dinner
I then went to bed in my bunk bed. Yet I couldn’t fall asleep. I heard Mom and
her father arguing. My mom said “get your hands off me”, “don’t throw coffee on
me”, “and get out”. Around this time they argued a lot so all I did was
listened. I woke up the next morning and he was gone I was shocked, yet I
shouldn’t have been. While they were separated this time I went over to see her
father at his mom’s house. At this time I was around 10 or 11 years old, and her
father had been like a father to me. Around this time we moved to a new house
and it had to be fumigated. When this happens we didn’t go back into the house
for the rest of the day. My mom for some reason asked if we could stay the night
with her father. Being the true gentleman he was e said no, go live in your car
for all I care. Then one day her father came over and attacked my mom and my
family and tried to take my sister. It started by him coming over. When that
happened my mom told me to go up stairs, yet natured called and i wanted to know
what was going so I watched from the bathroom which wasn’t far from the living
room so I listened to them argue some more. The basic argument was that her
father wanted to take my sister from my family and never return. One moment I
looked out and the next moment I look out and her father was bending my moms arm
back while my relatively new born sister was in her other arm. I don’t know what
came over me but I went over and tried to restrain him. If I wasn’t around ten
at the time I would have succeeded. Yet I didn’t her father let go of my moms
arm and bumped his elbow to my face. With this time my mom yelled for my 17 year
old brother. At that time he ran down the stairs but her father was already
waiting for him and clocked him good. While he lay on the ground stunned her
father tried to hit him again. Much to his dismay my mom jumped him to prevent
him from hitting my brother. He stopped and some how ended up near the door
where my older sister came out of nowhere with a broom, and she got him then.
Her father than took the broom away and broke than stormed out. At the time I
watched stunned I couldn’t believe what had just happened. I found out later
from reading the papers her father went from there straight to the local police
and told that he came over and attacked my family and that we wouldn’t give up
my sister. I went with my sister to her dad. Later after my mom called the
police, first the local, no one came, then she called the county once more no
one came, than she called the state and then the local police came up. They took
a statement from my mom. There was talk of pressing child abuse charges yet my
mom said she didn’t want to have my older brother and sister, and myself testify
in court. So she filed charges for attacking her. Then my sister’s father gets
anger management and 2 years non reporting probation. Her father than later
began dating a woman. At first I didn’t care. My sister always scratched her
head, so my mom went to the hospital to see what was going on. The doctor told
her that my sister
Indiana’s Shame A Brother’s’s Teardrops For Katelynn:
I am katelynn’s brother. katelynn was old enough to talk. Everything revolves around when her father is seeing a woman. It just exploded than. It started with the spanking game. and went on to her coming home with a black eye. They than forgot to feed or feed very much food her on a regular basis. The only reason I know about some of this is because I was there on some of it. I was allowed until my 17th birthday when mom went to the police the first time. I haven’t been to see her father sense then ironically it was in toward the end of 2001 and at the beginning of 2002. And as you can see it only got better from their. It evolved to being chased by anyone and everyone and most legal officials and psychologist trying to help her father take her. The thing is looks are deceiving. Just because you look homey doesn’t’t mean you are. My mom worked hard to support my family and I will always be proud of her for that. Yet I never thought it would be used against her. The thing that strikes me the most is the GAL. In all his reports he writes about everyone but kati’s dad and his wife being responsible for her getting hurt while in their care. I never knew it was katelynn’s responsibility for her father’s wife hurting her. This is in one of the last reports by the GAL. . Pictures and doctors reports tend to argue otherwise on that. Oh!, and there is the excuse that her dad’s wife is too small to hurt anyone. She is quite petit, yet unlike katelynn she is fully grown and has her full strength. Naturally I hold Katelynn’s dad and his wife in low regard. I don’t want to overwhelm you, but this has custody battle has grown to consume this part of my life. I won’t stop until katelynn is free! . These people still have katelynn and last time they found out someone was trying to get katelynn away from her father they placed her in foster care for about two months. And they have shown a pension for going after katelynn, and while I want her safe I won’t risk her safety at all! The most ironic part is when my mom was married to katelynn’s’s father, him and I were always together. I was about 5 or 6, and he was the father figure I never had than. And now I am one of the people he despises most. The reason mom divorced him was because he was abusive to my older brother. My mom divorced him and the first custody battle started. And we eventually reached this point.
Petition that demands Justice for katelynn
www.courageouskids.net this is on this message board
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