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Custody Battle Possible Motive for Double Homicide

Investigators say a heated custody battle could play a role in the Sodus murders of Joshua Niles and Amber Washburn.

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How Both Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh Could be Telling the Truth

It may go down in history as the most notorious ‘he said – she said’ of all time, not to mention the most divisive. The nation has been gripped by the compelling story of a vulnerable teenaged girl, at a drunken gathering, being led into a bedroom, thrown down on the bed, and having her mouth covered when she tried to scream. The nation was equally gripped, and either convinced or disgusted by, the accused’s complete and absolute denial that he was the culprit.

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Mother’s False Accusations Lead to Misuse of Amber Alert

A mother’s false accusations led to the misuse of an Amber Alert, as well as the father being erroneously targeted as having “taken his child when he had no parental rights” (he actually does have parental rights), being identified as a “suspect”, and him having been taken into custody before everything was cleared up.

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Woman Tries to Pin Boyfriend’s Sex Abuse of Toddler Daughters on Their Father – Has Rights Terminated

A Michigan woman who last year tried to blame her ex, the father of her twin toddler daughters, for sexual abuse of their daughters, when her new boyfriend was actually the perpetrator, has had her parental rights terminated, in addition to serving 30 days in jail, and having two years of probation. The girls’ father now has full custody.

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Journalist Blames Right to Contact with Both Parents for Damage Done to Women in Family Court

In the below news report, a journalist blames the family court rule that a child has the right to regular contact with both children for the “damage done” to women, mainly that their accusations of abuse don’t work to get the “abuser” out of the child’s life. While there are women who are genuinely in fear, it’s also true that lots of women make accusations of domestic violence (DV) during divorce in hopes that it will persuade the court to give them sole custody, and get that “loser, abuser man” out of their lives.

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Testimony Regarding False Allegations Before the Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families

By Douglas J. Besharov Nov 28, 2004, 02:22 Summary: Douglas J. Besharov, J.D. , LL.M. , is a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C. He was the first director of the U.S. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1975-1979. His most recent book is The Vulnerable…

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Backlash and the Fact of Battered Husbands

By James Sniechowski, Ph.D. and Judith Sherven, Ph.D. Nov 28, 2004, 02:13 Summary: One way to trivialize and dismiss a point of view is to claim it is part of a backlash. That is the contemptuous and derogatory characterization often applied when the topic of men’s issues arises. Domestic violence…

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Buried Memories – Shattered Lives

By Elizabeth F. Loftus and Laura A. Rosenwald Nov 28, 2004, 02:05 Summary: While no one can doubt the horror of child sex abuse, the powers of suggestion may be helping some adults recall events that never happened. Where those victims once found healing, others now claim betrayal. [Reprinted with…

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Faulty Assessment of Child Sexual Abuse: Legal and Emotional Sequelae

By Diane K. Schetky, M.D. and Harold Boverman, M.D. Nov 28, 2004, 01:04 Summary: Increased awareness of child sexual abuse has caused the pendulum to swing the other way to the point where unsubstantiated reported cases may now outnumber documented ones. If one includes all child abuse cases, over 60%…

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Male Victims of Sexual Abuse

By Pitzer Nov 28, 2004, 00:29 Summary: Throughout the past decade, there has been an increase in reports of child sexual abuse, largely because of improved education and prevention efforts. But the focus historically has been on female victims, with minimal attention to boys and adult male survivors. Personal beliefs…