Pennsylvania: Former CPS Worker Charged With Human Trafficking
With all of the reporting coming out in recent days concerning Child Protective Services (CPS), it’s no wonder that this has occurred. The only question that remains is: Why have not countless hundreds, or even thousands, also been charged? Yet, an ex-CPS social worker is now facing charges of human trafficking after recruiting a mother who was her client into prostitution in exchange for a favorable custody recommendation, according to authorities.
Candace Talley, 27, of Winslow, New Jersey, was working for the Division of Children and Youth Services in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, when she coerced the mother, whose children were in foster care and whose case Talley was managing, into working as a prostitute, the Delaware County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday.
Talley drove the woman to and from jobs and took more than 25% of the money that was made, authorities said. Talley also promised the woman she would help falsify her drug test results to help her case. Talley was part of an “extensive prostitution ring,” the district attorney’s office said in a press release.
Talley was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of human trafficking for financial gain, promoting prostitution, making threats and other related charges.
That’s not all, CPS has also worked hand in glove with Planned Parenthood to not only kidnap kids from loving homes but blackmail pregnant mothers to murder their unborn children in order to get their children back that CPS kidnapped from them; and those that refused were told that once they gave birth, CPS would be there to kidnap that child from them too.
CPS also failed to return children they kidnapped from mothers who chose abortion to get their kids back.
Woman charged with Child Abuse after jumping gate to attack neighbor kids
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – A woman is facing child abuse charges after police said she jumped over the neighbor’s fence and attempted to assault two juveniles Saturday evening.
According to charging documents, police were called by a juvenile to a home on Redwing Street in West Valley City around 5:45 p.m. on a child abuse report.
When police arrived, they were told by two juveniles that Jessica Bawden had thrown multiple branches from a tree at them while they were playing in their own backyard and then she ran to the front of their home and jumped over a gate in the side yard that leads to the backyard.
The victims told police that the suspect then chased them around the backyard, screaming “I’m going to kill you!” and attempted to grab one of the juvenile’s neck but missed his neck and grabbed his shirt.
The juvenile was reportedly able to break free of Bawden’s grasp, enter his home, lock the doors and call the police.
When police approached Bawden and attempted to detain her, she resisted and pulled away from the officers. Officers had to use physical force in order to take her into custody.
Officers said Bawden smelled strongly of alcohol at the time of her arrest.
Bawden is facing charges of child abuse, interfering with arresting officers, the threat of violence and intoxication.
Christian County, KY – One teenager wished Wednesday morning in front of the Christian County Board of Education that more people would stop ignoring bullying.
“I wish people would see it and understand that words hurt people,” Salethia Byrd said during a bullying protest.
Salethia shared with the group that came to protest bullying that she started getting seriously bullied in the sixth grade. A new girl came to the school, and Salethia said she tried to befriend the new girl. However, that student began to hang out with people that didn’t like Salethia, which she didn’t know why. The student began to talk about Salethia, but Salethia cut her off.
A short time later, the student apologized and asked to be friends again. But the student started talking about her again. Salethia shut her down again.
“To this day, she is still bullying me,” she said.
She wants people to know how much bullying can impact self-esteem.
Salethia explained she reported the student to the principal, but all the student got was a write-up.
“And that’s not going to stop anybody,” she said, adding she wished consequences were more severe for those bullying.
Her best friend, Anijah Watkins, said she was picked on because she was the odd one. She didn’t know what it was exactly, whether it was the music she listened to or something else. But it got better for her with time. Anijah said she just dealt with it and never told anyone.
Bullying protest organizer Adia Snorton Johnson said the protest was sparked by a video of students fighting that recently came out. After the video was seen, people were calling her to tell her that their child was being bullied.
Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks also stopped by to present a proclamation declaring Wednesday an anti-bullying day. He also shared a few stories of how he was bullied when he was a child.
Johnson said they had to do something about this. So, she organized the protest. But this won’t be the last of it. Johnson said this will be a continuous effort. For those who want to join, stop by the Legacy Learning center at 403 Moores Drive, call the center at 270-962-7229 or email Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.
Johnson said they will meet throughout the summer and suggested children get involved in the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County’s summer camp. It is $30 per teen. If the family can’t afford to send the teen, Johnson said she’s willing to sponsor a few.
And if there are any children being bullied or doing the bullying, they have to be pointed in the right direction.
Holmen school worker charged with
sexual, physical Child Abuse
La Crosse, Wisconsin – A Holmen school district employee is accused of sexually and physically abusing a child over the course of about six years.
Timothy Schilling, 47, raped the boy, beat him with a belt, slapped his genitals with a fly swatter, and urinated on him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.
The boy told police the abuse began when he was about 6 and recounted several occasions when he was raped, according to the criminal complaint. The boy described another encounter when he was about 8 when Schilling hit his bare back with a belt.
According to the complaint, Schilling slapped his face, urinated on his leg, and wrung out soiled underwear over his head when the boy struggled with wetting his pants. He also pulled on the boy’s genitals and hit them with a fly swatter.
Prosecutors charged Schilling with repeated sexual assault of a child, two felony counts of physical abuse of a child and four counts of disorderly conduct. The most serious charge carries a maximum 60-year sentence. He is free on a signature bond.
Schilling, an educational assistant who worked in building security, was put on unpaid leave after he was arrested Nov. 27, according to a letter the district sent to parents.
School District Administrator Kristin Mueller said in the letter that Schilling did not work in classrooms and that his employment was under review.
Mueller said Wednesday that he remains on unpaid leave.
Gila County official charged in MN with Child Abuse shortly after he was rehired
A manager for Gila County’s health and emergency services agency is scheduled to stand trial early next year in Minnesota on charges of abusing his two children, according to court documents.
Joshua Beck, 40, is charged with two counts of assault and two counts of endangering a child, according to court records in Cook County, Minnesota. His trial is scheduled to start on Jan. 29.
Beck was the Cook County Health and Humans Services director in Minnesota before he resigned on July 21. His charges were filed in Minnesota about a week later.
Before moving to Minnesota, Beck had worked as manager of Gila County’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness, a program within the department, in Globe.
Gila County hired him back after he left Minnesota, for the same position, a role that helps oversee the county’s 53,000 residents’ safety in event of a public health emergency.
Gila County Manager James Menlove said he was aware of Beck’s pending criminal court case. He said Beck had applied for the job and was hired before the charges were filed.
“Gila County takes the charges against Beck very seriously, but as is the case with anyone in the criminal justice system who has yet to be convicted, Beck is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty,” according to an emailed statement. “Gila County remains steadfastly committed to the safety of its employees and the residents it serves.”
Beck was rehired on July 18, before the charges were filed on Aug. 1 in Cook County, the statement says. He had two previous stints with the county from November 2012 to May 2013 and again from March 2014 to September 2016.
His current annual salary in Gila County is $62,042.
‘We believe this is a witch hunt’
Through his lawyers, Beck denied the allegations. He said the false claims of abuse are at the center of a custody dispute involving his stepson and stepdaughter and other family members.
“He adamantly disputes the allegations and is taking the steps to defend himself in court,” said Tyson Smith, a lawyer for Beck, in a phone interview.
Christa Jacqueline Groshek, another Minnesota lawyer for Beck, said in a phone interview Beck is innocent and the children’s grandmother has been seeking custody.
Groshek said Beck has three biological children with his wife and none of them have alleged they’ve been abused. She added that Beck has worked in public health policy for a long time and he cares for families and children “so he wouldn’t hurt children.”
“We feel like he’s been wrongfully accused,” she said. “We believe this is a witch hunt that started with the maternal grandmother.”
Groshek made these arguments on Monday to a judge in Cook County at a hearing seeking to dismiss the prosecutor’s evidence. She said she expects the judge to make a decision whether to dismiss the charges or not in the next couple of weeks.
Allegations of abuse
According to a probable-cause statement, the 10-year-old girl told a staff member at First Witness, a child well-being advocacy organization in Minnesota, Beck had abused her since before moving from Arizona.
“She indicated that the defendant calls her names, pulls her hair, throws objects at her, forcibly wakes her up, and takes away her cochlear implants so she cannot hear,” the complaint said.
In one instance, the girl told the staff member Beck grabbed her neck and choked her until she couldn’t breathe, the court document says. The girl said the choking gave her a bruise and affected her sense of smell, the document says.
In another instance, she said Beck pulled her hair, slapped and threw toys at her face, the document says.
Both children also told the staff member, according to the court document, that while they lived in Arizona, Beck threw them both to the ground. The boy’s head hit some rocks and his head began to bleed and one of the girl’s ankles was injured, the document says.
The children said they didn’t receive medical attention for their injuries and the girl couldn’t walk on the ankle for a few days, the probable cause statement says.
The boy also said Beck “likes to cause him pain,” the court document states.
Both children said Beck encourages the three younger children to mistreat them, too, by hurting them physically or calling them derogatory names, according to the court document.