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Backlash Against Parental Alienation: Denial and Skepticism About Psychological Abuse

By Richard A Warshack, Psychologist and expert on P.A.S. @richardwarshack

This post is in honor of Parental Alienation Awareness Day—April 25.

A boy wrote a letter to his mother telling her that she belonged in a mental institution, that she was nothing to him, that she was nothing but a screw-up, that she was sick, selfish, that he wanted to have nothing to do with her or any of her relatives, and that he hoped she died a horrible, painful death. In other words, this boy disowned his mother with the most aggressive, vile, and hateful language.

The father’s attorney attempted to minimize the child’s alienation by claiming that the boy merely loved his dad a lot more than he loved his mom.

Attorneys spin the facts to zealously advocate for their clients’ positions. We expect it.

But what excuse do others have for denying the reality that a child can become irrationally alienated from a good and formerly loved parent? And for denying the reality that the child’s unjustified rejection of one parent can be traced to the other parent’s relentless manipulations to drive a wedge between child and parent?

How could anyone who works in the family law system deny the reality — affirmed nearly unanimously by legal and mental health professionals — that children can be influenced by one parent to turn against the other parent?

Encouraging a child to align with one parent against the other, and teaching a child to hate a parent for no good reason, is cruel. If a teacher did this to a student, bad-mouthed a child’s parents and systematically undermined the child’s love and respect for her parents, that teacher would be out of a job.

“Stealing the soul,” is how I described this process in DIVORCE POISON—enlisting children as agents in their own deprivation and violating children’s trust.

Leading authorities on divorce agree. Dr. Joan Kelly and Dr. Janet Johnston held no punches: “Whether such parents are aware of the negative impact on the child, these behaviors of the aligned parent (and his or her supporters) constitute emotional abuse of the child.”

Society has a checkered track record in recognizing and protecting children from abuse. Denial and minimization intermittently subdue awareness and acknowledgment. It has been this way with physical abuse, with sexual abuse, and with psychological abuse. So we should not be surprised that a subculture of parents and professionals denies that children can be manipulated to reject a parent for no good reason—or that they go so far as to claim that most children will turn against the parent who is abusing them in these ways.

How do deniers rationalize their apparent blindness?
Here are five strategies.

1. Deflect attention from the reality of divorce poison and its destructive impact with debates about whether parental alienation constitutes a bona fide syndrome. The claim is that because the official manual of psychiatric diagnoses (DSM-5) does not include the term “parental alienation,” the problem must be bogus. You also will not find “reckless driving syndrome” in the DSM-5. But you would be wise to avoid getting in a car with a driver who has this problem. Children need protection from reckless, toxic parenting, regardless of how we label the parent’s behavior. Moreover, the DSM-5 does refer to the concept of irrational parental alienation. The diagnostic manual mentions “unwarranted feelings of estrangement” as an example of the diagnosis: Parent–Child Relational Problem.

To the parent who loses her child, or the child who loses a parent, it matters little whether we label the loss a syndrome, a disorder, a condition, or a problem. What matters is whether a child is suffering and whether a parent’s behavior contributes to a child’s suffering.

2. Claim that it is only a speculation, hypothesis, or theory that children can become alienated from one parent when exposed to the other parent’s negative influence. As I explained in my article, “Bringing Sense to Parental Alienation,” there is nothing theoretical or speculative about the existence of irrationally alienated children. These children can be directly observed by anyone willing to look.

3. Attribute unsupportable, fake positions to parental alienation studies, and then refute the fake positions—a tactic known as “attacking a straw man.” For instance, a recently published study claimed that “the alienation hypothesis” (see denial strategy #2 above) maintains that parental denigration is only unilateral, not reciprocal, and that all children exposed to parental denigration become alienated from the target of denigration. When the study found that a group of volunteer college students reported that both parents denigrated each other, and the children did not reject either parent, the authors of the study concluded that “the alienation hypothesis” was not supported and that parental denigration does not cause children to reject the parent who is denigrated.

The problem with this line of reasoning is that no scholar has claimed that parental denigration necessarily leads to a child rejecting the denigrated parent. Of course many children whose parents badmouth each other maintain relationships with both parents. Rejecting a parent is an extreme consequence, not a common one. Furthermore, anyone who has worked with irrationally alienated children knows that these children are reluctant to admit that their favored parent maligned their other parent— in fact, these children are reluctant to admit anything negative about the parent whom they favor.

Researchers who genuinely want to learn about the forces that lead children to irrationally reject a parent will begin by studying alienated children. Studying children who are not alienated merely makes the obvious point that their parents occasionally bad-mouth each other without alienating the children from either parent. This is the sort of “scholarship” that gives social science a bad odor because the study advocates for and confirms a bias against the existence of parental alienation.

4. Ignore studies that fail to support one’s pet theories. For example, while promoting skepticism about the notion that children can be manipulated by a parent to hate the other parent, the authors of the study mentioned above failed to cite the largest study, published by the American Bar Association, that explicitly attributed children’s problems to being brainwashed by one parent against the other. They also failed to cite the volume of scientific evidence about various mechanisms by which children’s attitudes can be influenced and by which negative stereotypes about a parent can be promulgated.

Children’s feelings and behavior toward each parent are influenced by the way their parents treat each other. Does any reasonable person seriously believe otherwise—that children are immune from a parent’s influence? If so, tell that to all the child psychologists and authors who study and write about how to raise smarter, healthier, happier, and better behaved children.

Ironically, one of the authors of the straw-man study, in a previous article, railed against scholars who selectively cite research that confirms their biases, a tactic he called “cherry picking” or “stacking the deck.” Pot, meet kettle.

5. Promulgate, or accept without investigation or critical scrutiny, dramatic and exaggerated claims that the evaluator, therapist, child representative, and judge in a case mistook a child’s justified rejection of a parent for unjustified alienation, or that children removed from toxic alienating environments have been abused by the family court system. Such claims are repeated without considering all the evidence weighed by the court in reaching its decision.

We have a lot to learn about the roots of parental alienation and about why some children become ensnared in a campaign of hatred toward a parent while others resist. And why some children draw closer to the target of bad-mouthing and reject the parent who dispenses divorce poison, a phenomenon called “blowback” in the video, WELCOME BACK, PLUTO: UNDERSTANDING, PREVENTING, AND OVERCOMING PARENTAL ALIENATION.

But the existence of parents who effectively teach their children to hate the other parent, and of children who absorb this lesson, is beyond dispute.

Exactly two weeks before Parental Alienation Awareness Day in 2017, British High Court Justice Russell delivered her judgment in a Liverpool family court case. She wrote, “By manipulating her children, [the mother] has achieved what she has always wanted and stopped contact with their father. She has done so either because she cannot help herself or because she had quite deliberately set out to expunge their father from their lives. These children have suffered significant emotional harm as a result of their mother’s manipulative actions.”

Do the deniers and skeptics think Justice Russell was deluded?

As journalist Kathleen Parker observed, “Anybody old enough to drink coffee knows that embittered divorcees can and do manipulate their children. Not just women, but men, too.”

We may not want to face the fact that some parents prey on the children in their charge—physically, sexually, or emotionally. Often these parents carefully groom children to engage in harmful acts that victimize children. Whether children are victims of sexual abuse or psychological abuse, we must not turn a blind eye to them.

The fact that some children are able to resist does not obscure the reality that such abuse exists. Professionals who feed denial and skepticism play into the hands of those who want us to look away.

Because deniers and skeptics contribute to a backlash against protecting psychologically abused children from efforts to alienate them from a parent, 13 years after it was introduced we still need Parental Alienation Awareness Day to shine a light on the plight of children and parents caught in this maelstrom, and to remind us that much work remains to be done.

#PAADay #ParentalAlienation

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Texas Woman Heading to Prison For Abusing 3 Year Old Son

Story posted 2013.12.29 at 09:41 AM CST SAN ANTONIO (AP) —

A San Antonio woman is headed to federal prison for 28 years after pleading guilty to recording herself having sex with her 3-year-old son and sending the video to a former boyfriend.

Kimberly Epperson’s sentence Friday came after the 25-year-old agreed to a plea deal that set her punishment between 15 and 30 years for one count of production of child pornography.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery told Epperson she’d made a “sacrificial lamb” of her son who would have a lifetime of his own to remember the abuses. Prosecutors say Epperson and ex-boyfriend Wade Perkins had “used” the boy multiple times over weeks.

Perkins was sentenced in October to 30 years.

The San Antonio Express-News reports Epperson’s attorney said she’d been manipulated by Perkins.

Story posted 2013.12.29 at 09:41 AM CST

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Poisoned Hearts – How Parental Alienation Hurts

I am going to focus my attention for a while on Parental Alienation Syndrome. I encourage comments and ideas from the readers.

Parental Alienation Syndrome Poster

(From Wikipedia):Parental alienation syndrome was a term coined by child psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner.  He defines Parental Alienation Syndrome as “a disorder that arises primarily in the context of child-custody disputes. Its primary manifestation is the child’s campaign of denigration against the parent, a campaign that has no justification. The disorder results from the combination of indoctrinations by the alienating parent and the child’s own contributions to the vilification of the alienated parent.”(ref:Gardner, RA (2001). “Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS): Sixteen Years Later”Academy Forum 45 (1): 10–12. Retrieved 2009-03-31.)

Parental Alienation is child abuse and a hate crime of the worst kind – with the consequences primarily going to the child that the alienating parent is trying to estrange from the targeted parent.

I can tell you, as the ‘target parent’ – the pain is deep.  There is no words to describe it.  There is such extensive damage done, to both the child and parent, that to heal seems impossible.  Where do we start? How do we start to heal when the alienating parent (or grandparent in my case) still has control of the child, still alienates the child, and does not want anything to change? Now, my child isn’t even a child anymore – he is an adult. So he is no longer part of any custody agreements or court rulings. There is no custody modification possible. There is no reversal of court orders possible.

It is over.  Or is it?

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I waited ten years after I realized no matter what I did, how hard I fought, or what happened, I would not win custody of my son back. I had to give up eventually or it was going to kill me.  I eventually had to accept that it would be his adulthood that I would have to wait for. So I did just that – I waited.

I imagined for years how it would go – his 18th birthday. I imagined what it would be like to have his birthday party take place, with his custodial family present and I show up – to their dismay- and how my son would run to me, because he could.

I imagined how after that day we would be best friends. How he would call me for advice or to share good news with me. I imagined how he would come to stay with me, and we would talk all night about the good times, and cry together over the bad.

I imagined so many things we could do together. I never imagined there would be silence on his end. I never imagined I would call on his 18th birthday and he wouldn’t answer. I never imagined emails would go ignored, chats would not be initiated. I never imagined he was so alienated from me that even though he’s old enough now to decide for himself, she still controls him.

The International Handbook of Parental Alienation Syndrome by Gardner, Sauber, and Lorandos, has become the standard reference work for PAS. The International Handbook features clinical, legal, and research perspectives from 32 contributors from eight countries.

I never imagined that my son might hate me – or that I would wonder if he really does hate me. My gut tells me he doesn’t, but I have not heard from him, so maybe I am wrong.

I never imagined this pain might last forever.

What do I do now? How do I reach him? Do I wait for him? Do I find a seminar to attend? Do I drag my entire extended family to some weekend camp retreat where we make clay sculptures and have group sessions about our dysfunctional family and how its come so far between me and my son that he’s out of control. I cannot believe or understand how my brothers, my child’s uncles, have allowed this alienation to take place, and now that the deleterious effects are shining through they are ‘washing their hands of it’ – frustrated at the results of their inaction. WELL WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN?

 I have to fight the demon that tells me i want to  commit suicide when I think about the idea that my son may hate me for real and we may never heal. I have to fight the demon that gives me so much rage that I cannot take out against anyone but myself. I have to fight to forget everything I don’t want to remember, but then I am afraid to forget too much. I don’t know anymore, I just want to know my son again. I want him to be okay.

How do we fix the damage that’s been done?

I am going to include articles about PAS that I found from around the web here, and ask that anyone out there who has something to say, please do.  I need to know how to fix this. It hurts.

                                                                  

PAS RESOURCES AND LINKS

 (source: http://www.pasattorney.com/pas-resources-links.htm)
Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (PAAO)
PAAO is dedicated to educating the general public, schools, police, counselors, and religious leaders on the subjects of Hostile Aggressive Parenting and Parental Alienation Syndrome. To achieve its goal, PAAO uses not only seminars and conferences to disseminate information, but also actively collects information. The PAAO website is clean, well organized, and highly informative.
Breakthrough Parenting
Breakthrough Parenting is a California-based organization that offers both classes and counseling on child custody, co-parenting, parenting plans, and parental alienation. The Breakthrough Parenting website offers several interesting books for sale. The executive director of Breakthrough Parenting, Jayne Major, PhD, has also put up an informative article entitled “Parents who have Successfully Fought Parental Alienation” that can be downloaded for free in PDF format.
PsyCare
This no-frills but highly popular website describes itself this way: “PsyCare hopes to address issues that are not always popular or politically correct. Instead, we want to stimulate debate and research on important issues affecting today’s families[,] to learn from other’s experiences and try to influence social policies based on empirical research and objective findings.” Highly informative and contains links to many other high-quality PAS websites.
Parental Alienation Syndrome
Florida psychologist Dr. J. Michael Bone has put up a solid website that deals with both parental alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome. Dr. Boone has provided a number links to some highly informative sources.
Help Stop PAS
“Help Stop PAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering healthy, rational, supportive and sustainable relationships between parents and their children during and after divorce. Our mission is to educate parents, extended family, law practitioners, clergy, medical and mental health professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of parent alienation in order to intervene, in the appropriate discipline, and to reduce the occurrence of parent alienation. We also seek to obtain funding to promote and perform research projects aimed at providing new information about the appropriate professional definitions of, and the legal and mental health effects of parent alienation.” Another very solid website.
Parental Alienation Information Network (PAIN)
Far from painful, Dr. Glenn Cartwright’s site is a great no-nonsense PA and PAS information source.
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FBI searching for unidentified child porn suspect

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Child abuse and porn suspect known as “Jimmy” is wanted by the FBI.

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The FBI is looking for a man portrayed in videos being distributed in forums on the internet. The unknown suspect was shown engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child and officials are looking for any help in finding him. The videos were found in April in online child pornography forums.

Some of the images show a ring on the man’s right ring finger as well as a distinct plaid chair. The man has male patterned baldness, and dark hair.

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Based on the audio, the suspect may refer to himself as “Jimmy.” The man speaks with a southern accent but the videos provide no clue to his location.

Anyone with information on this suspect or this case is urged to contact the FBI.

To give a tip, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

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The hacker and activist group Anonymous is going after the troubled teen industry
By , Deseret News
Published: Monday, Nov. 11 2013 6:45 p.m. MST
Updated: 31 minutes ago

The hacker and activist group Anonymous is going after the troubled teen industry and zeroed in on a Utah school — the Logan River Academy — alleging abuse of children because of its alleged use of solitary confinement on its clients.

LOGAN — The hacker group Anonymous reportedly has the troubled teen industry on its cyber hit list, zeroing in on the Logan River Academy on Monday in a campaign that asserts abuse of its underage clients.

A Twitter storm on social media with the hashtag “ShutLoganRiver” was active on Monday, drawing on allegations that the Utah school uses prolonged solitary confinement, called “development” time, as a way to punish noncompliance with school rules.

Anonymous is a loose and elusive online collective of people around the world who call themselves “hacktivists,” responding at varying scales to perceived social injustices.

Logan River Academy issued a statement Monday denying allegations of illegal or unsafe conduct, calling the information being shared online “false, inaccurate and misleading.”

“Students are not isolated, secluded, abused or mistreated in any way,” the statement said. “To the contrary, students facing an acute and temporary crisis receive increased supervision and support during the crisis to protect them and others and to best provide for their well-being.”

Participants in the Twitter conversation shared testimonials reportedly posted by family and participants criticizing the program.

“We actually chose to send our son to Logan River Academy after paying an experienced educational consultant who highly recommended it. The decision was the worst we have ever made,” wrote someone claiming to be parents from Fairfax, Va. “We pulled our son after only five months, the last three of which were spent primarily in ‘devo’ (solitary).”

“I was a victim of this program. I was mentally tortured and (still) have a scar that will never go away,” wrote one person who identified himself as a Texas resident.

On its website, the academy describes itself as having experience and success at helping youths 12-18 with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety and substance abuse issues, to name a few.

The group is urging that people demand AdvancEd drop the school’s educational accreditation and is directing followers to put pressure on Logan Mayor Randy Watts and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the use of methods it describes as abuse.

The campaign, which builds on a petition on change.org, describes a multibillion-dollar troubled youth industry that charges parents thousands of dollars of month for “treatment” programs that are carried out under little government oversight or scrutiny.

The petition appeared in early October, passing 200 signatures by the end of the month. From there it picked up speed and had about 870 signatures Monday night.

Utah, the change.org campaign said, is a state “where there is comparable lack of oversight and relevant legislation to safeguard vulnerable students in residential programs.”

The troubled youth industry and its robust Utah presence has been the genesis of controversy for years, at times prompting calls for reform.

Nearly a decade ago, Utah licensing officials and watch-dog organizations were urging more oversight for these private programs to ensure that “discipline” doesn’t amount to abuse.

Contributing: McKenzie Romero

Email: amyjoi@deseretnews.com

Twitter: amyjoi16

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The hacker and activist group Anonymous is going after the troubled teen industry
By , Deseret News
Published: Monday, Nov. 11 2013 6:45 p.m. MST
Updated: 31 minutes ago

The hacker and activist group Anonymous is going after the troubled teen industry and zeroed in on a Utah school — the Logan River Academy — alleging abuse of children because of its alleged use of solitary confinement on its clients.

LOGAN — The hacker group Anonymous reportedly has the troubled teen industry on its cyber hit list, zeroing in on the Logan River Academy on Monday in a campaign that asserts abuse of its underage clients.

A Twitter storm on social media with the hashtag “ShutLoganRiver” was active on Monday, drawing on allegations that the Utah school uses prolonged solitary confinement, called “development” time, as a way to punish noncompliance with school rules.

Anonymous is a loose and elusive online collective of people around the world who call themselves “hacktivists,” responding at varying scales to perceived social injustices.

Logan River Academy issued a statement Monday denying allegations of illegal or unsafe conduct, calling the information being shared online “false, inaccurate and misleading.”

“Students are not isolated, secluded, abused or mistreated in any way,” the statement said. “To the contrary, students facing an acute and temporary crisis receive increased supervision and support during the crisis to protect them and others and to best provide for their well-being.”

Participants in the Twitter conversation shared testimonials reportedly posted by family and participants criticizing the program.

“We actually chose to send our son to Logan River Academy after paying an experienced educational consultant who highly recommended it. The decision was the worst we have ever made,” wrote someone claiming to be parents from Fairfax, Va. “We pulled our son after only five months, the last three of which were spent primarily in ‘devo’ (solitary).”

“I was a victim of this program. I was mentally tortured and (still) have a scar that will never go away,” wrote one person who identified himself as a Texas resident.

On its website, the academy describes itself as having experience and success at helping youths 12-18 with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety and substance abuse issues, to name a few.

The group is urging that people demand AdvancEd drop the school’s educational accreditation and is directing followers to put pressure on Logan Mayor Randy Watts and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to stop the use of methods it describes as abuse.

The campaign, which builds on a petition on change.org, describes a multibillion-dollar troubled youth industry that charges parents thousands of dollars of month for “treatment” programs that are carried out under little government oversight or scrutiny.

The petition appeared in early October, passing 200 signatures by the end of the month. From there it picked up speed and had about 870 signatures Monday night.

Utah, the change.org campaign said, is a state “where there is comparable lack of oversight and relevant legislation to safeguard vulnerable students in residential programs.”

The troubled youth industry and its robust Utah presence has been the genesis of controversy for years, at times prompting calls for reform.

Nearly a decade ago, Utah licensing officials and watch-dog organizations were urging more oversight for these private programs to ensure that “discipline” doesn’t amount to abuse.

Contributing: McKenzie Romero

Email: amyjoi@deseretnews.com

Twitter: amyjoi16

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Foster Homes Randomly Inspected After Death of Two Year Old Girl

AUSTIN (August 29, 2013)—Texas Child Protective Services caseworkers have randomly inspected 23 area foster homes in the wake of the arrest a foster mother in Rockdale, who is charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-year-old who was in her care.

Julie Moody of the Department of Family and Protective Services said Thursday caseworkers interviewed a total of 59 children in the 23 homes and removed two children from one of the homes because of the use of inappropriate discipline.

In another case, caseworkers barred a frequent visitor from a foster home until a criminal background check was performed, Moody said.

Sherill Small, 54, of Rockdale was arrested earlier this month on a warrant charging murder and remains in the Milam County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

The child, Alexandria Hill, 2, died at Scott & White’s McLane Children’s Hospital after she was taken off life support.

Smalls’ arrest affidavit says, “She became frustrated with Alexandria, picked her up, and in a downward motion with a lot of force came down toward the ground with her.”

“She did this twice and on the third time she lost her grip and the victim was thrown to the ground head first,” the affidavit said.

At McLane’s emergency room, the affidavit says, doctors found that the toddler had “subdural hemorrhaging, subarachnoid hemorrhaging, and retinal hemorrhaging in both eyes.”

Small became a foster parent through Texas Mentor, a child placement agency with a dismal history.

State records show it has racked up 59 violations in the past two years. Some of those violations center around routine background checks that weren’t corrected after inspection.

Residential Child Care Licensing has been investigating Texas Mentor since Small’s arrest. The contractor has nearly 70 foster homes in Central Texas.

Texas Mentor sent News 10 a statement after the inspections were announced that said, “We are aware that the state has been in contact with several of our foster homes. Given the recent tragedy, we will cooperate fully.”

Meanwhile Thursday retired U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack has ruled that a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of poorly supervising foster children can proceed.

She certified as a class more than 12,000 abused and neglected children permanently removed from their birth families in the suit brought by the group Children’s Rights.

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Police: (Collin County) Teacher sent explicit video to student
PLANO, Texas – By: myfoxdfw.com Staff – email
Click HERE to watch the video

A Collin County teacher was arrested and has resigned because of allegations that he sent inappropriate video of himself to a student.

Plano police said 36-year-old Marcus Antoine Hunley is charged with indecency with a child by exposure. In 2007 he allegedly had an online relationship one of his 16-year-old students and sent her explicit photos and video of himself masturbating.

At the time Hunley was a band instructor at Clark High School in Plano. More recently he was an assistant band director at Evans Middle School in McKinney. The district said he resigned after being arrested.

Police the said girl did not come forward with her allegations until recently. And although they believe she was the only victim, they encourage others to report any other incidents.

Hunley is currently free on a $7,500 bond.

THIS IS NOT THE ONLY RECENT COLLIN COUNTY TEACHER/STUDENT INCIDENT AS OF RECENT TIMES:

PLANO ISD ELEMENTARY COACH CHARGED WITH CHILD INDECENCY

October 17, 2012 5:39 PM

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MURPHY (CBSDFW.COM) – A Murphy elementary school coach is charged with indecency with a child, for several alleged incidents of inappropriately touching a Hunt Elementary School student.

Todd Reich, 38, is accused of touching the breasts of first grade student and making her touch his genitals over his clothing, according to an arrest affidavit.

The abuse happened at the school and started when the victim was in kindergarten when Reich would rub her back and touch her bottom.

The Collin County Sheriff’s Department says Reich threatened to kill the victim, her parents and her dog if she told anyone about it.

The victim told investigators that Reich had been warned by the school’s principal not to have contact with her, but Reich ignored that warning.

Plano ISD is not commenting on any warnings given to Reich and is not confirming the identity of the teacher. But the district sent out a letter, which reads in part:

“We were notified last night of the arrest of a Hunt Elementary School employee by the Collin County Sheriff’s Department. An investigation regarding alleged inappropriate behavior with a former student is ongoing and details remain confidential.”

The district says is it working with police during the investigation and the teacher has been placed on administrative leave.

The parent letter goes on to say, “Our team at Hunt Elementary would like you to know that the security of our students is of the utmost importance and we feel it is imperative to keep the lines of communication with our families open as we work together to maintain an environment of trust and safety. We will keep you informed appropriately as details become available.”

This is the second time a Hunt Elementary teacher has been charged with a sexual crime against students.

Joseph Garbarini was sentenced to more than 60 years in prison for abusing kindergarten age girls.

A lawsuit filed this year claims the school ignored warning signs in that case, which happened during the 2009-2010 school year, the same year Reich is accused of committing his crime.

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Names of top politicians, royal aides and a famous pop star on list seized by police investigating child paedophile ring at suburban B&B

Names of top politicians, royal aides and a famous pop star on list seized by police investigating child paedophile ring at suburban B&B

  • List found among documents after raid at the home of former child protection worker

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 07:57 EST, 20 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 EST, 20 January 2013

MP Tom Watson sparked the police investigation into child abuse at a guest house after a speech into the CommonsMP Tom Watson sparked the police investigation into child abuse at a guest house after a speech into the Commons

Police investigating allegations of a child paedophile network have seized a list naming  top politicians, members of the royal household and a world-renowned pop star, it was reported today.

They were allegedly visitors to a bed and breakfast guest house which operated as a brothel where youngsters were abused at gay sex parties.

The names were recorded on a handwritten note found by police at the North London home of child protection worker Mary Moss during a raid.

She had initially declined to co-operate with the investigation. Documents and a laptop were seized and Ms Moss later handed over other 19 files she had put in a neighbor’s shed.

The papers include a list of men who went to sex parties in the 80’s at the Elm Guest House, in Barnes, south west London.

Among them were two former Conservative Cabinet ministers, four other senior Tories, a Labour MP, a prominent Irish republican and a leading National Front member, according to the Sunday People.

The note also allegedly names two members of the royal household – one a former Buckingham Palace employee – plus the owner of a multinational company and two pop stars.

One of those is a best-selling musician, but like some others on the list he is not suspected of being involved in any child abuse.

Linked to a sex ring: MP Sir Cyril Smith
Linked to a sex ring scandal Anthony Blunt

Linked to child sex scandals: Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith and disgraced traitor Anthony Blunt

The list emerged at meetings in 1988 between child protection officials and the guest house’s manager Carole Kasir, who died aged 47, two years later from a suspected overdose.

The paper said that 16 boys from nearby Grafton Close council home were allegedly trafficked to the guest house and abused.

Now detectives are to check social services records from Richmond, Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow.

Officers will also be examining copies of cash receipts and ­the guest house’s visitor records.

Famous names linked to child sex rings include Liberal MP Cyril Smith in Rochdale and disgraced traitor Anthony Blunt, the former Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures.

A complaint by Labour MP Tom Watson during a speech in the House of Commons sparked Operation Fernbridge. He claimed a paedophile ring used high-level connections to escape justice.

Ms Moss told the People: ‘They [police] were friendly enough but I thought it was heavy handed and a complete violation of my ­privacy..

The Met confirmed their statement to the Mail Online. ‘The investigation will be led by the Child Abuse Investigation Command.

‘The allegations under Operation Fernbridge were initially assessed under Operation Fairbank, which was from information passed to police by Mr Tom Watson.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265371/Names-politicians-royal-aides-famous-pop-star-list-seized-police-investigating-child-paedophile-ring-suburban-B-amp-B-guest-house.html#ixzz2J0byL19R

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Forgotten Children

I saw filthy living conditions

"Pee wall" next to sleeping quarters at therapeutic foster camp.
“Pee wall” next to sleeping quarters at therapeutic foster camp.

make-shift outhouses

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“playhouse” at a therapeutic foster camp

unsanitary food storage in so-called outdoor camps

Sleeping facilities outside at therapeutic foster camp.
Sleeping facilities outside at therapeutic foster camp.

 

where children must sleep in sleeping bags – no walls, no fans, no heat – for months and months and in many cases, year after year.

Water hole where children at therapeutic foster camp are forced to shower year round.
Water hole where children at therapeutic foster camp are forced to shower year round.

That’s not care.

Isolation area to punish foster children in attic with lock on outside of door.
Isolation area to punish foster children in attic with lock on outside of door.

That’s cruelty.

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Worker at therapeutic foster camp demonstrating a technique in restraint of foster child.

That’s not educating.

Foster Child in Army Fatigues
Are foster children being forced to wear army clothes? Why?

That’s endangering”

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Carol Strayhorn on Texas Foster Care System in 2004