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CPS At Fault In 2 More Child Deaths

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Insist on Realignment of CPS

Investigation Faults NYC Child Welfare Agency in 2 Deaths

The long arm of CPS is very obvious in the latter part of this article, as the media attempts to downplay the severity of these Children’s deaths and suffering.  The corruption within CPS has ruined too many families, stolen too many of Our Children’s futures, and finally have been seen for what they are by at least 2 or more Federal Judges just in the last months.

How can over 3,000,000 reports of Child Abuse yearly equal just 686,000 legitimate cases?   Now you think about one thing, less than 25% of the cases of Child Abuse are reported, so in reality, that translates to over 12,000,000 instances of Child Abuse happen yearly.
~Robert StrongBow~

NEW YORK  –  “The children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.”

New York City’s child welfare agency failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014, a report released Tuesday says.

The report by the city Department of Investigation found that the children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.

“Our investigation demonstrated that in several instances ACS failed to property investigate allegations of child abuse and as a result missed opportunities to protect children,” department commissioner Mark G. Peters said.

ACS spokeswoman Jill Krauss said Mayor Bill de Blasio has invested more than $100 million to strengthen the child welfare system since the three cases happened.  The new funding has allowed the agency to hire 700 new staff members and reduce caseloads to “a historic low” of 10 to 12 children per caseworker, Krauss said.

The children in the three cases were identified by aliases to protect their privacy.

One of the cases involved a child who was abused and starved by his parents for at least two years before he was removed from the home.  The child is now in foster care and criminal cases against his parents are pending.

Another child died at home under suspicious circumstances.  During the 12 years prior to his death, ACS had investigated 11 reports of abuse concerning the boy’s mother.  The description appears to match the death of 4-year-old Juan Sanchez on April 29, 2014.  No one was charged in his death.

The third child was beaten to death by her mother, who is now serving a lengthy prison sentenceThe girl died despite a 12-year history of interventions by ACS into the mother’s parenting ability, the report said.

Some advocates said the focus on tragic deaths of children should not obscure the work that social service agencies do to support families in difficult circumstances.

“It’s unclear how much generalizing one can do from three admittedly horrible cases,” said Susan Jacobs, special counsel to the Center for Family Representation, which represents parents in family court.  “Every single day parents who struggle with the conditions of living in poverty are successfully reunited with their children with the help of many support services and advocacy efforts.”

Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, said that while it’s possible to learn from ACS’ worst failures, “those failures don’t, in and of themselves, tell us what is systemically wrong with ACS, or any other agency.”

Mother Of 2 Toddlers Found

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House where “Horrific” Child Abuse was discovered

Mother of 2 Children Found in San Antonio Child Abuse Case

San Antonio, TX  –  San Antonio authorities report they’ve located the mother of two of the eight children found unsupervised in a major child abuse case.

A spokesman for the Bexar County sheriff’s office told the San Antonio Express-News that the woman was found in California.

Authorities have already arrested the mother of the remaining six children, Porucha Phillips, and charged her with two counts of injury to a child.

The children were found unattended in a San Antonio home.

Authorities say 2-year-old boy was chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash.

It’s unclear whether the other woman will also be charged.  The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press.

Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com 

Horrific Child Abuse Case

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House where “Horrific” Child Abuse was discovered

8 children rescued from San Antonio home

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities have rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a two-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a three-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Deputies arrived at the home after receiving a call just before midnight about a child crying for a long time,  Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith said.  The deputies didn’t get a response when they knocked on the front door, and when they looked in the backyard they discovered the two restrained children.

“It makes you sick to see something like this.  It makes you angry… This is as disturbing as it gets,” Keith told CBS affiliate KENS.

“To call this horrific would be an understatement,” he added.

The boy had a metal chain strapped around his ankle, with the other end of the chain fixed to the ground, Keith said, adding: “It was the same kind of setup you would use for a dog.”  Both children were taken to the hospital, and the girl was being treated for a broken arm, he said.

Deputies later found six unsupervised children inside the house on San Antonio’s northeast side.  Two people identified as parents of those six children arrived later and were taken into custody for questioning, Keith said.  The children, between the ages of 10 months and 13 years, were placed in the care of child welfare authorities.

The mother of those six children, 34-year-old Porucha Phillips, was later arrested, Keith said.  He said Phillips was being held at a county magistrate’s office facing two charges of injury to a child by omission.  One of the charges alleges serious bodily injury.

Keith said authorities believe that Phillips was also responsible for the two children found outside.  It was unclear if Phillips had an attorney, and The Associated Press couldn’t immediately find a working phone number for her or the home.

The local district attorney’s office didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment, and the name of the father hasn’t been released.

The two children found confined in the backyard also are in the temporary custody of child welfare workers.  Keith said the boy and girl are believed to be siblings, and that authorities were “actively trying to find their parents.”

Adopted Children Starved And Beaten

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Archuleta home where Children were abused.

Daycare owners to be sentenced in heinous Child Abuse case

SAN ANTONIO, TX  –  A San Antonio man, his wife and his brother could serve a combined 85 years in prison, after agreeing to separate plea deals in one of the most horrendous child abuse cases in Bexar County in recent memory.

Tim Archuleta, Iliana Archuleta and Rogelio Archuleta are all scheduled to be sentenced within the next six weeks, more than three years after they were accused of starving and beating Tim and Iliana’s three adopted children inside a far northwest-side home.

According to a criminal complaint from October 2012, the then 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old twins were forced to sleep in a locked bathtub, which included a communal bucket they were forced to relieve themselves in.

Investigators determined the children were severely malnourished, at times had been forced to eat sticks of butter and pour bleach into their wounds.

One child told investigators he was forced to bite off part of his sister’s ear, according to a previous report on the case.

Authorities became aware of the abuse after one of the children was hospitalized with a bone infection.

All three adopted children, as well as Tim and Iliana’s two biological children were removed from their custody after the arrest, a CPS spokeswoman confirmed at the time.

The spokeswoman said Thursday all five children remain in foster care.

At the time of their arrests, Tim and Iliana Archuleta owned Honey Tree Daycare on Culebra Road.

Investigators have previously said the abuse did not appear to happen at the facility, which was shut down and has since changed its name and re-opened under new owners.

Tim Archuleta, 46, applied for deferred adjudication Wednesday.

It is unlikely he will avoid jail time however, since prosecutors opposed his application and have asked the court to sentence all three defendants “for a term up to the maximum allowed by the cap”.

Tim Archuleta agreed to a plea deal which caps his punishment at 20 years in prison.

He was facing five counts of injury to a child, causing serious bodily injury.

“It’s up to the judge at this point,” James Tocci, Tim Archuleta’s attorney, said via telephone Thursday.

Tocci declined to discuss details of the abuse case until the plea deal was finalized.

Iliana Archuleta, 43, applied for deferred adjudication in December.
Her application has been opposed by prosecutors.

Iliana Archuleta’s plea deal caps her possible prison sentence at 30 years.

She remains free on bond, but did not respond to a request for comment left at her last known address, a home in the 7900 block of Oak Pointe where the abuse took place.

Rogelio Archuleta, 30, faced six count of injury to a child, causing serious bodily injury.

He applied for deferred adjudication in October.

His application has also been opposed by prosecutors.

Rogelio Archuleta’s possible prison sentence has been capped at 35 years.

Attorneys representing Iliana and Rogelio did not respond to calls for comment Thursday.

Tim and Rogelio Archuleta remain at the Bexar County jail.

The district attorney’s office declined comment until after the trio was formally sentenced.