NJ Child Found Wandering In Parking Lot

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4-year-old left in vehicle

Florham Park police charge grandmother
with Child Abuse

FLORHAM PARK, NJ  –  A grandmother is facing a child abuse charge after leaving her 4-year-old grandson in a car while she went to the dentist, police said.

At 12:35 p.m. on Feb. 4, police responded to the parking lot of 25 Hanover Road to investigate a report that a 4-year-old boy had been found wandering in the parking lot, police said.

Officer Thomas Belli was able to determine that the child had been left in a vehicle while his grandmother was at a dentist appointment in an adjacent building, police said.

Officer Jared Orgel responded to the dentist’s office and located the child’s grandmother, Dawn M. Todd, 56, of Irvington, and determined that she had left the boy in the vehicle because he was asleep and she did not want to wake him, police said.

Todd had taken two other grandchildren, ages seven and nine, into the dentist office with her, police said.

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families was contacted and responded.  The children were released to the custody of their parents.

Todd was transported to Florham Park Police Headquarters where she was charged with child abuse and then released pending a future Superior Court appearance.

Oregon CPS Worker Accused Of Falsifying Reports

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Miguel A. Fuentes III, 34

DHS worker arrested on allegations of
falsifying Child Abuse reports

Oregon  –  A state employee has been arrested on allegations of falsifying child abuse reports, deputies said Thursday.

Miguel A. Fuentes III, who works in Child Protective Services for the Oregon Department of Human Services, turned in reports showing contacts and interviews that didn’t happen, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

“Other reports contained false statements and work that was allegedly completed” during days he was off work, deputies said.

Detectives began reviewing cases assigned to Fuentes after a sheriff’s office detective and DHS employee working on a child abuse investigation found inconsistencies in reports he finished. Detectives found falsified information in at least 15 of his cases, deputies said.

They said Fuentes, 34, is facing 15 counts of tampering with public records and first-degree official misconduct.

His employer put him on administrative leave when it got wind of the investigation in November 2016 and has since given cases he was involved in to other workers, according to the sheriff’s office.  A DHS spokeswoman said he remains on administrative leave.

Fuentes most recently worked in Beaverton and has been a DHS social services specialist since August 2011, deputies said.

Fuentes is being held in the Washington County Jail.

Protect Your Children From Predators: The Secret Password – please pass it forward!

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Source: Protect Your Children From Predators: The Secret Password – please pass it forward!

My son is 26 years old now and it has always amazed me at how many parents through those 26 years, and even now, who have no idea about the concept of the Secret Password.  I used to work as a National Intelligence Support Officer for the police.  I have had projects that have highlighted the danger our children are in while getting to and from school and this is an issue which is not going to go away. I have a simple solution that may help to keep children safer than they are now. My son was five and starting school, and with my background and experience I was very aware of the dangers of kerb crawlers and people who would snatch kids from off the street. So I devised this password plan, my son picked the word – at the time he believed he was allergic to zucchinis’ as he detested them so much so that became our Secret Password. This password meant that if I was unable to pick him up from school and had to send someone whom he was not familiar with, or a stranger altogether even, if they knew that Secret Password it was ok to get in the car and go with them. If the person did not know the Secret Password my son was to drop his school backpack and run like the devil was after him, (which would be the case), straight back into the school grounds and to the principal’s office. He only had to use this once, and because he did run, he is still here and I am not writing this letter to you out of a sad and broken story where the solution is all but too late.  But I write this out of a realisation that something so very simple could help to protect children, our children, for they are all of our children and we all need to be responsible for helping to keep them safe. I hope you find some benefit in this little gem and hand it out to all parents and caregivers and tell all that you can please, so that this safety net is in place. I thank you for your time to read this and thank you also, for teaching our children and caring for them.

With the most sincerest intent and with regards

Kait King, BA Crim.

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