I received word yesterday of a mother, whom was sentenced and jailed for thirty days, for not forcing her eleven year old daughter, (Michaela,) to return home to her abusive father.
This mother by the name of LORRAINE TIPTON, has been fighting the system for quite some time now and has followed all of the judicial rules while jumping through every hoop possible. She is a very concerned and loving mother who has tried for the past few years to obey all court orders even when it meant making her daughter go and stay with her sexually and abusive father. Michaela is afraid to be with him as she feels she's not safe in his care. She say's she'd much rather go to a foster home than to be in his care.
Respected mental health professionals have met with Michaela and believes she is telling the truth, and Child Protective Services have interviewed her too, with the conclusion of a substantiated report against her father for his sexual abuse.
MICHAELA has requested to speak to the judge, but sadly, he refuses to allow this child's voice to be heard and has stated, that her mother will not be released from jail unless this child goes to her father's. Lorraine's sentence will be continually renewed until the child gives in and returns to her abuser. I find this totally appalling and unacceptable!
Please take a look at the petition that has been drawn up in support of Lorraine and her daughter, and please sign it! Let your voice be heard!
Let this particular judge know, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY KIND OF ABUSE IN ANY FORM ANY LONGER! Judicial abuse has to end right along with the domestic abuse!!