• Report: #296508
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Child Protective Services Of Texas

  • Submitted: Wed, January 02, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, May 10, 2009

  • Reported By:Taylor Texas
Child Protective Services Of Texas
1400 W. College St. Sulpher Springs, Texas U.S.A.

Child Protective Services Of Texas cps, child abuse, falsifing documents Sulpher Springs Texas

*Consumer Comment: PLease read!!! parental rights being taken away

*Consumer Comment: Austin Child Protective Services Ombudsman Information

*Author of original report: Info on the child I failed to mention.

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Exactly 2 years ago this Child protective services agency was notified that my step son had been sexually molested by his mother. The child had spoken out to my husband and I during a summer visitation and the crime was reported to CPS.

Over week later after this case being declared and emergency we were finally contacted by CPS. Of course we had to complain to CPS in our area and also report the incident to the police , something which CPS did not inform us we needed to do. The mother accused by the child had been subkect to numerous CPS reports by many different people from apartment managers to friends and family for all kinds of neglect and abuse, yet CPS never did a thing. We were sure since the child had been so graphic with us that something would be done.

This of course did not happen. After we were ordered by the police not to return the child for safety reasons CPS called us and told us they were cloing their case and we had to return him to his abuser. The child had done a video tape in our area (the abuse had to be filed where the child lived in Sulpher Springs) and the area we were in said they could not see with the mothers history how she still had custody, they even said we had nothing to worry about because the child was very clear in the interview.

The person who told us this had been interviewing for 15 years and had prior experience as a CPS investigator, she knew what she was talking about. But CPS in the small area of Sulpher Springs disagreed after speaking with this mother who had 8 prior CPS cases filed against her and was living with a man with whom had many arrests for various crimes who had also once been accused of physically abusing the child.

We returned the child only to be yelled at by the police. We were told CPS had no jurisdiction to order us to give the child back and we could be held accountable for endangering a child because they DID NOT close their case. In fact after the incident the mother went on the run from the police. She refused contact and went into hiding going hotel to hotel. We did not see this child for over a month. Finally they caught the woman and gave us the little boy back. CPS closed their case with a verdict of "unable to determine" telling us not to worry because they were sure the woman would be back in their office.

The police however pursued charges. It took one year for the District Attorney CHARLES BAILEY of Mount Pleasant TX to finally take the case before the grand jury , or shall I say it took him a year to NOT decide to take the case before the grand jury. The case was hastily filed off as a "NO Bill", no trial, no conviction not even a not guilty. IT is just open and up in the air.

This all happened AFTER the court ordered supervised visitation and allowed the mothers friends to supervise the visitation. After a few months the mother was left alone and the child came home with a hickey on his neck accusing his mother once again os sexually assaulting him while watching cartoons. This was reported and photos of the hickey were taken.

The child had also been seeing a court appointed therapist, LINDA F. of Paris , TX. We later found out this therapist had been the same therapist to the childs mother when the mother was sexually abused as a child. They also developed a friendly relationship. The courts did not care about this involvement. The therapist did not know the mother at first because the mother had changed her name. The therapist had constantly said how hurt the child was and how fearful of his mother he was. She even worked with the second CPS out of Texarkana to see to it the new evidence resulted in a reson to believe verdict with CPS. Which basically meant guilty. Later the therapist went on to retract her information citing she did not have all the facts. How could she not? The child gave her all the facts, she said so.

Eventually afer the no bill the child was returned to his mother via Lamar county courts. The refused to hear about the sexual abuse and refused to involve CPS from Texarkana. IT was found out CPS in Sulpher Springs had lied in their report stating that I was an abused woman who had taken the abuse and focused it on the child. I was never abused, I never said I was , yet they made it up. I tried to have this removed from record and they would not budge. It did not matter that CPS had absoultely no report of abuse form my family in their records. After the child was given back we watched the therapist hug the mother outside the courtroom.

This child who had been wetting the bed since he came to us that summer, sucking his thumb, having night terrors, and masterbating had been given back to his monster of a mother. He begged us not to make him go back, we had no choice. We were ordered to never speak about what the mother had done ever again. We somehow went from protective parents protecting a child from a child predator to evil people. The therapist went under oath and lied about us. Again nobody cared that the mother and Mrs. F. had a previous relathionship.

To this day everytime we have the child, he begs not to go back. We always have no choice. To this day he has yet to be provided a home. He lives in hotels, cabins and with his mothers boyfriends parents. The mother or the boyfriend cannot even hold a steady job yet CPS deemed them better than the ones who have never been accused of molesting, beating, starving, or neglecting him.

Taylor, Texas

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#1 Consumer Comment

PLease read!!! parental rights being taken away

AUTHOR: Cpsisripoff - (U.S.A.)

Please go to this website ( parentalrights.org ) to view what the United States Government and the United Nation's has in store for the American parents rights and how they are taking away your right as a parent and giving them to court systems. Read about the treaty that the US government is supporting and ratified. If a treaty is signed and ratified by the US government it supersedes the Constitution and is above all State and Federal laws we have currently in place, giving the governments the full authority of the best interest of our children regardless of what we as parents feel about it.
The UN is having the elections for a committee to create and enforce this new treaty on May 12 2009. We as Americans need to stand up for our rights as parents. Please go to the website ( parentalrights.org ) and do some research and determine for yourself. If you believe they are taking your rights away then sign the petition on that site to have an amendment added to the constitution to protect us from that issue. They are destroying what this country was founded on and what is means.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Austin Child Protective Services Ombudsman Information

AUTHOR: Moses - (U.S.A.)

We are experiencing similar responses from CPS in a neighboring area. You may already have this information, but just in case you don't I will post it for you here.

CPS Austin Office Ombudsman number is 800-720-7777

The ombudsman is suppose to investigate all complaints about CPS. They are located in Austin and will hopefully be far enough away from your area to allow someone without any local connections to investigate the situation for you.
There are no guarantees, but hopefully you might find someone that can help you.
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#3 Author of original report

Info on the child I failed to mention.

AUTHOR: Jennared - (U.S.A.)

The child was only 3 and a half at the time of the first abuse. 4 at the time of the second. Only 3 years old and before all of this she had 6 CPS cases of abuse on her record.

Info on the mother.

The mother was victim of abuse when she was a child. The case was a big deal in the area as it had to do with child pornography. She made many friends in the court system, many who tried to help her and later became her friend. One CPS individual was even fired for falsifying information on the mothers behalf during a previous case.
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