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California Supreme Court Decides to Split Families When There is No Prosecution of Sexual Abuse (CA Welfare & Institutions Code §300)

In Los Angeles County, a man known to the public only as “J.J.,” was accused of molesting his 14-year-old daughter.  Even though the girl later recanted and her father never prosecuted, a juvenile court judge decided that sexual abuse had occurred in the home and took 5 children away from their father, according to CA Welfare & Institutions Code §300. Child abuse – especially sexual abuse – is a serious matter and children who are at risk within their own homes certainly ought to be removed and offered an alternative, safe place to grow up.  But what happens when the father in a family...

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