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CA Civil Cases Name 10 CPS Employees

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“What these kids went through is horrific,” Booth said.

County child protection director out amid allegations of failed Child Abuse investigations

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA  –  Riverside County’s top child protection official, Susan von Zabern, left her job Monday as the county fights two civil cases alleging that severe child abuse continued after the department had finished their investigations.

“….these disturbing cases indicate department leadership is failing to effectively stop child abuse.”

The two civil cases were filed by attorney Roger Booth on behalf of the juvenile victims seeking damages for the trauma they suffered as a result of the botched investigations.

“Child protective services is supposed to be there for kids whose parents can’t and won’t protect them.” Booth said.

In one case, filed in November 2017, a thirteen-year-old girl suffered repeated sexual abuse, rape, and eventually was impregnated by her mother’s live-in boyfriend.  In another, filed in March, a three-year-old suffered severe neglect and was found in a filthy home hugging her dead infant sibling.

The complaints in both cases show staff from the Riverside County Children’s Services Division of the Department of Public Social Services repeatedly visited the homes of the victims, but failed to stop the abuse, and closed the investigations prematurely.

The County Board of Supervisors held closed-door meetings in recent months regarding the allegations, and said they will fight the cases, the Press-Enterprise reported.

Ray Smith, a spokesperson for the county, said that von Zabern “separated” from the county on Monday, but could not provide further comment due to department policies on personnel matters and the open status of the civil cases.

“The county constantly works to improve processes and programs that protect residents who are at-risk,” Smith said.  “The county will aggressively continue that work.”

Social services staff knew a juvenile victim suffered repeated sexual abuse by her mother’s boyfriend, according to the lawsuit, but the agency closed the investigation anyway.

The complaint alleges that the department failed to report that the victim’s mother was not capable of protecting her, that the sexual abuse would likely continue, and that they led the victim to believe the department was the only hope for her protection.

At one point the department even asked the suspect to sign a safety plan they drafted, designating him as one of her caregivers, according to the complaint.

About a year later, the victim, 13 at the time, gave birth to a baby and put it up for adoption.  Blood tests confirmed that the suspect was the father.

The suspect is facing 22 counts of child sexual abuse and is due in court on Sept. 28.

Another case, filed in March, alleges that a young child was routinely neglected by her mother, who struggled with drug addiction and mental illness.

The mother later became pregnant and reported to the department that she was not receiving prenatal care and had stopped using her medication.

On several occasions, the department visited the home, but ultimately considered the case inconclusive and closed the investigation.

Days after one of the department’s final visits in April 2016, a neighbor flagged down a passing police car and reported a foul smell from the victim’s apartment.

Inside, police found a horrific scene, according to court documents: The three-year-old was laying on a mattress, hugging the decaying corpse of her infant sibling.
Both of the juvenile plaintiffs in the civil cases have been appointed a guardian by the courts.

The cases specifically name 10 staff in the Department of Public Social Services alleging they failed at their duties and violated the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.

To Booth, these disturbing cases indicate department leadership is failing to effectively stop child abuse.

“Child protective services is supposed to be there for kids whose parents can’t and won’t protect them.” Booth said.  “They just simply failed to do that in these cases.”

The cases seek compensation for the victims and for punitive damages against specific staff named in the complaint.

“What these kids went through is horrific,” Booth said.  “They’re entitled to compensation commensurate with the harm that was done to them.”

MD Teacher Charged With Child Abuse, Sexual Assault

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Scott Thomas McCruden, 31, was charged with child abuse and sexual assault Tuesday.

Baltimore County substitute teacher
arrested on Child Sex Abuse charges

Baltimore, MD  –  Baltimore County police charged a substitute teacher with child abuse and sexual assault Tuesday morning.

Police say Scott Thomas McCruden, 31, of Essex had “inappropriate physical and sexual contact” with a 9-year-old girl he was babysitting and tutoring.  He was arrested and charged with sex abuse of a minor, third-degree sex offense, fourth-degree sexual contact, and second-degree child abuse of a child in his custody.

Police investigators concluded that he had “inappropriate physical and sexual contact” ranging from “disciplinary” pinching to inappropriate touching and pinching of the girl’s buttocks.

McCruden was employed by Baltimore County Public Schools as a substitute teacher between September 2017 and June 2018, working mainly in schools in eastern Baltimore County.  Police and Baltimore County school officials said they do not believe he behaved inappropriately with children while working as a substitute teacher on school property, but are asking parents to speak with their children and notify police if they learn of inappropriate behavior.

McCruden began babysitting and tutoring a 9-year-old girl in September 2017, police said.  Her parents ended his employment this past May when their child began to show signs of anxiety and distress at times when he was scheduled to babysit, police said.

McCruden is no longer employed by Baltimore County Public Schools, police said. He was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center awaiting a bail review hearing.

He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

NC School Employee Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

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Todd Van Nguyen, 61

Wake County bus driver charged in
Child Sex Crimes

RALEIGH, NC  –  A Wake County Public School System employee is suspended without pay after being accused of sex crimes against a child.

Todd Van Nguyen, 61, is a bus driver for Knightdale High School, Lockhart Elementary School, and Douglas Elementary School, according to a spokesperson with the school district.

He is facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child.

The arrest warrant alleges that Nguyen “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously did commit and attempt to commit a lewd and lascivious act upon the body” of a child under the age of 16.

Court records indicate all three charges involve the same child, a 14-year-old girl.
Raleigh police said the charges are not related to his job as a bus driver.

School officials released this statement following the incident:

Parents,

Because it’s important to keep you informed, I want to share information about a recent incident.  None of our students have been directly affected by this incident.

On July 19, bus driver Todd Nguyen was arrested for taking indecent liberties with minors.  It is important to note that the alleged victims were NOT students.  I wanted to notify you immediately because our records indicate that Mr. Nguyen was the assigned driver for your student’s bus route.

While privacy laws prevent us from sharing specific details, I want to assure you that upon learning of the arrest, WCPSS officials took swift and appropriate action.  They immediately began an investigation and suspended the bus driver, which prevents him from being present on any WCPSS property.

While we are fortunate none of our students were affected, the alleged behavior is abhorrent and deeply distressing.  Please know that our primary concern is the safety of your child.  We will continue to take every measure to ensure that safety.

Normal Children Have No Rights In America

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This is the flag that Pedophiles have adopted for themselves, all the while attempting to leverage freedom to molest Children under the guise of MAPs.

Pedophiles Desperately Trying To Join
LGBT Movement with Their Own
‘Acceptance’ Flag

IT IS WRONG TO IMPLANT INDIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S HEART!!!!
We, the American People, who believe there is a basic set of values necessary to be a good parent, a good family member, a good neighbor, a good, productive member of the community, and a good citizen of this Country, have allowed our Justice system and elected officials to circumvent the Laws of our Country and guaranteed rights of We The People and all of our Children, all the while ignoring duly licensed Medical Doctors, in favor of Psychologists theories and generalizations in their pushing their #Perverse #AntiChildAgenda over the rights of We The People and all the Children   of America.
Robert StrongBow

Pedophiles have renamed themselves as “Minor Attracted Persons” in order to try and get acceptance and inclusion into the LGBT community.

The Daily Caller reported that Urban Dictionary defines Minor Attracted Personsalso known as MAPs — as a blanket term that includes infantophiles (a person attracted to infants), pedophiles (a person attracted to prepubescent children), hebephiles (a person attracted to pubescent children) and ephebophiles (a person attracted to post-pubescent children).

There are also NOMAPs or “Non-Offending Minor Attracted Persons” who reportedly don’t act on their attractions.  “Just because someone is attracted to a child does not mean they are automatically going to sexually abuse them,” The Prevention Project said.

They’re using this new term in order to distance themselves from the toxicity of the connotation of the word “pedophile” and become a part of the LGBT community.

The MAP community claims that pedophiles are “misunderstood, marginalized people,” much like the LGBT community, according to The Daily Caller.  They even created a flag for Gay Pride Month.

PSA TO MINORS:  IF YOU SEE THIS “””PRIDE””” FLAG ANYWHERE BE WARNED
this flag is for MAPs, which stands for minor attracted person(s)
THIS IS A FLAG FOR PEDOPHILES pic.twitter.com/agx2ryySqx
— Fish! 🐠 (@COMMUNIST_FISH) June 28, 2018

Websites like The Prevention Project say that “Everyone (Including Minor Attracted Persons or MAPs) Deserves Support” and provide stories that are meant to pull on heartstrings.

For example, they told the story of “John,” who “is not a child molester nor is he a sex offender.  He has an attraction to children.” “John” was suicidal and bullied, but his therapist said he wouldn’t treat “sex offenders” after “John” told him about his attraction.

The Prevention Project insists that “John” deserves support too because “having an attraction is not the issue; acting on one’s attraction is.”

There are Tumblr blogs that provide support for people of the MAPs community in order to create “safe spaces” for them, The Daily Caller reported.

This is not the first time that people have attempted to redefine pedophilia as a sexual orientation that should be included in the LGBT community.

WND reported that a group of mental health professionals created B4U-Act in 2003 to “help mental health professionals learn more about attraction to minors and to consider the effects of stereotyping, stigma, and fear.”

In 2010, two Canadian psychologists said that pedophilia is a sexual orientation. “True pedophiles have an exclusive preference for children, which is the same as having a sexual orientation.  You cannot change this person’s sexual orientation.  He may, however, remain abstinent,” Van Gijseghem, a psychologist and retired University of Montreal professor, told Parliament.

The 2013 WND article went on to report that with the laws that were being introduced at the time for gay rights could also pave the way for pedophilia rights.

“The language is so broad and vague, it arguably could include all forms of sexual orientation including pedophilia,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said.  “It’s not just the orientation that is protected, that conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”

This name change, as The Daily Caller pointed out, would follow the liberal trend of making things “politically correct.”  It’s concerning to think about how much things like pedophilia will be normalized if they are made “politically correct.”

Ft Worth Has AntiFamily Agenda

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Texas Attorney General Logo graphic

AG Paxton Issues Letter to Ft Worth ISD
Demanding Public Access to Curriculum
and Protection of Parental Rights

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today dispatched a letter to Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) requesting a full and complete copy of the district’s human sexuality curriculum after the district repeatedly denied parents access to these public documents.

Parents reported that not only were their records requests denied, but their children were prohibited from bringing a copy of their textbooks home for review or from taking photos of the curriculum.

“Parents have the right to inspect and review information regarding what their child is learning and participating in while attending school,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “By law, public school curriculum should be fully available to the public, and parents retain their constitutional right to direct their own child’s upbringing. Denying parental and public access to curriculum of any kind is a clear violation the Texas Education Code.”

The letter requests that Fort Worth ISD provide a complete copy of their human sexuality curriculum, which has been used in 22 schools since 2015, to the Office of the Attorney General.

Two years ago, the Attorney General issued an opinion confirming that public school districts must grant parents access to all written records concerning their child’s education and activities.