Sunday, January 16, 2011

Trust us; we are the government and we are here to help

When a Serbian man in California gave his work computer to an office technician last July, it prompted a chain of events that have stripped him and his wife of their kids and sparked fury in his home country at the state's child protective services system.

Among about 5,000 personal digital photographs on the Stockton resident's hard drive, the technician noticed a few dozen pictures of the man's two naked children. He reported the pictures to the sheriff's office.

The father, a 20-year resident of the U.S., and his wife were arrested briefly in June on suspicion of child pornography-related charges and released after prosecutors viewed the photos. The San Joaquin County district attorney's office said it had no plan to file any charges unless new evidence came to light.

But the children, ages 8 and 5, who are dual Serbian-U.S. citizens, were placed into protective custody, then foster care, where they remain seven months later.
Read the rest here.


Matushka Anna said...

This is outrageous! What grounds do they have for preventing the children from attending Liturgy! Outrage!!

The Archer of the Forest said...

Tell me again why anyone would voluntarily want to live in California?