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CPS Worker Found Guilty Of Official Oppression

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Rebekah Ross Thonginh

Hunt County, TX  –  One of three people indicted in connection with an investigation of the local Child Protective Services (CPS) office has been found guilty of official oppression.

A bench trial for Rebekah Ross Thonginh concluded Thursday afternoon in the 354th District Court.  Thonginh had been charged with four counts of official oppression and one charge of tampering with physical evidence and had pleaded not guilty.  Prosecution proceeded on only one count of official oppression, a misdemeanor, filed in connection with an allegedly unlawful search and seizure in December 2011.

Thonginh was found guilty of the charge by Judge Richard A. Beacom and was sentenced to one year in county jail, with the sentence probated for two years.  Thonginh was also fined $2,000, ordered to complete community service and to serve 30 days in the Hunt County Jail, starting no earlier than Oct. 8.

Thonginh was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in September 2013 alongside Laura Ard and Natalie Ausbie Reynolds, who have also entered not guilty pleas and have trials pending next month.

Ard, of Rockwall, received one indictment for tampering with physical evidence.  Reynolds, of Fate, received three indictments for official oppression and one indictment for tampering with/fabricating physical evidence.

The charges alleged all three acted together to use a false document in the investigation of the mother of slain Greenville teenager Alicia Moore and that Ross and Reynolds conducted unlawful searches and/or seizures in connection with CPS investigations.

The tampering with physical evidence indictments allege all three defendants acted together on our about Nov. 6, 2012 “to use a record and/or document to wit: the risk assessment involving Aretha Moore … with knowledge of its falsity and with intent to affect the course or outcome of the investigation.”

In three of the official oppression indictments, Reynolds and Ross were alleged to have acted together as CPS investigators to have subjected three separate individuals who were under CPS investigations “to search and seizure that the defendant knew as unlawful” on or about Dec. 16, 2011, March 28, 2012 and June 14, 2012.

Ross was also alleged to have subjected a fourth individual under CPS investigation to an unlawful search and/or seizure on June 27, 2012.

CPS – THE UNTOUCHABLES

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Elizabeth Middleton, the SVSS director

Day after day, I’m forced to endure out-and-out lies and ignorance, and I am talking about the statistics for Child Maltreatment.

Even when the truth comes shining through, the INDIFFERENCE of WE THE PEOPLE shine even brighter.

I have shown documented proof of CPS and DHHS faulty and intentionally altered stats time after time.

Children’s Advocacy Institute Report

How can there be just 686,000 reports of  Child Maltreatment when there are about 3,000,000 calls reported.  However, when you recall that less than 25% are ever reported, which translates to 12,000,000 most probable instances of Child Maltreatment.

So, in all reality, we aren’t even near 5 Child Deaths daily, the number is somewhere between 8 to 11.

It’s bad enough with Child Maltreatment files found in the dumpster, Child Maltreatment visits not being made, and even answering machines with Child Maltreatment calls are mysteriously erasing themselves;  but when CPS is caught red-handed breaking OUR LAWS, they are given a get-out-of-jail-FREE, time after time!!!!

Don’t quiet believe it????  Well My Friend, be sure and catch my next post….

CPS INTENTIONALLY TAINTING NUMBERS!!!!

Abused Kids Not Destined to Be Abusive Parents, Study Finds

That theory has been supported by past research. But, Widom explained, those studies have been hampered by limitations, such as working “backward” — starting with parents accused of abuse, and asking them if they’d been mistreated as kids.

Conventional wisdom says that abused children often grow up to be abusive parents, but a 30-year study of American families suggests it’s more complicated than that.

In one striking finding, researchers uncovered little evidence that physical abuse is passed from one generation to the next.

“That was extremely surprising,” said lead researcher Cathy Spatz Widom, a professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in New York City.  “The theory has been that children of parents who were abused are at increased risk of physical abuse.”

That theory has been supported by past research.  But, Widom explained, those studies have been hampered by limitations, such as working “backward” — starting with parents accused of abuse, and asking them if they’d been mistreated as kids.

“The problem there is, you miss the parents who were abused but did not go on to have these issues,” Widom explained.

Her study, published in the March 27 issue of Science, followed two generations of families, including over 1,100 parents and their kids. More than half of the parents had been abused or neglected as children, back in the 1960s and 1970s; the rest had no history of abuse, but were from similar backgrounds.

To see whether the children of abused parents were at risk, Widom’s team used three sources: Records from child protective services (CPS); interviews with parents; and interviews with their children once they were young adults.

Overall, the researchers found, children of abused parents were at no greater risk of physical abuse.  And that was true whether the information came from parents’ or children’s reports, or CPS records.

Based on CPS reports, for example, almost 7 percent of kids born to abused parents suffered physical abuse, versus just over 5 percent of the comparison group — a difference that was not statistically significant.

In contrast, children of abused parents were at higher risk of sexual abuse or neglect, the finding showed.

There’s no clear explanation for the difference between physical abuse and other forms of mistreatment, according to Widom.

“It’s really puzzling to us,” she said. “We need more research to dig into the reasons.”

Dr. Kristine Campbell, a pediatrician who studies child abuse, commended the work.

“This is a very impressive research effort,” said Campbell, an associate professor at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City.

“There has long been acceptance that abuse is passed down through generations, almost like eye color or skin tone,” Campbell said.

In her personal experience, she added, “I’ve seen this presented as a reason to suspect a parent of abusing a child. I’ve also seen parents terrified that they are predestined to abuse their child because of their own histories of maltreatment.”

But these findings show that’s not the case, Campbell said.
Widom agreed. “Parents shouldn’t feel they’re doomed to continuing the cycle of abuse,” she said.

Her team did, however, find that authorities may have a “bias” toward detecting abuse when parents have a history of child mistreatment.

The researchers looked at the rate of official CPS reports among all parents and kids who reported abuse or neglect: When it came to families where parents had been abused, about 30 percent of abuse cases involved an official CPS report; among other families, CPS picked up only 15 percent of abuse cases.

How would that happen?  Widom speculated that parents with a history of child abuse may use more social services in general.

“Each time you’re in contact with social services,” Widom said, “there’s an opportunity to be observed by the people working for those agencies, and they’re mandated to report suspected child abuse.”

But that does not mean abuse is “over-detected” in those families, Campbell stressed. Instead, she said, the findings imply that the system often misses child mistreatment — especially in families where parents have no history of abuse.

Despite that sobering take-away, Campbell also saw “good news” in the findings.

“The substantial majority of parents who have experienced child abuse will never abuse their own children,” Campbell said.

And for those struggling to get past their childhood mistreatment, many communities have programs that help young moms and dads build their parenting skills, she added.

According to Widom, future studies should dig for the reasons why some abused kids become abusive parents, while many others do not.

Campbell agreed. “If we want to work on child abuse prevention, we need to better understand the perpetrators of abuse,” she said.  “My experience is that very few parents who abuse their children can simply be dismissed as ‘monsters.'”

Attorney Questions Changed PA Child Abuse Report

“Other child abuse prevention organizations have raised concerns about the accuracy of the entire report.”

HARRISBURG, PA – Regional statistics in Pennsylvania’s annual child abuse report, posted on the state Department of Human Services website Monday, indicated 66 reported cases were never investigated because case workers missed the 60-day deadline.

Carlisle attorney Jason Kutulakis has dedicated much of his career to fighting child abuse and was on the task force that recommended changes to the state’s child abuse laws. He found the number alarming.

“It may be 66 perpetrators that have not been properly identified, that have the ability to apply to work in environments with children. They will go to get a clearance and appear to be without any history,” Kutulakis said.

A few days after the report was posted, Kutulakis noticed the number had changed.

“The report now indicates that the state or regional investigators only missed two cases, so there is a dramatic change from 66 to two being indicated,” he said. “Where did those cases go? Why were the changes made and is this just a mathematical error? Certainly there was two extra months to develop this report. We would hope that there would be no mathematical errors. If there was one, that is understandable, but why were those changes not made throughout the entire report and why wasn’t the public notified that an error was discovered.”

A spokeswoman said the department noticed the error on Tuesday and corrected it immediately.

“On Dec. 31, 2014, the department launched the Child Welfare Information Solution. Given the transition, we were pulling data from two systems for this year’s report and it took longer to verify the data,” spokeswoman Kathaleen Gillis said. “Unfortunately, the original chart posted on Monday was inaccurate and the accurate information was corrected by Tuesday. We apologize for any confusion that may have resulted.”

Other child abuse prevention organizations have raised concerns about the accuracy of the entire report. Gillis said the department will post a notice on the website to acknowledge the mistake.