I am concerned about a case in the social services and justice systems. Since there are minors involved, plus since apparently young minors are not "reliable witnesses" against possible perpetrators, I must leave names out of this letter. This case began in Henry County, and due to the biological mother moving when the heat is on, it has traveled through Lincoln, Mercer, Jefferson and Garrard counties.
The "rest of the story" deals with small children who act out, and at least one talks of beatings and sexual molestation. Interviews by child behavioral specialists and law enforcement substantiate the "likeliness of molestation." No charges have been filed, nor likely will it happen.
The agency has a primary goal of "family reunification." That is fine in many cases, but a child who is accusing someone in the home of sexual or other abuse should be given the benefit of the doubt until there is a high percentage of satisfaction that the allegations are untrue.