Month: December 2014

December 31, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

A recent ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals means that a Houghton County couple may actually have grounds for a malpractice suit against a counselor. The parents say the counselor implanted false memories of sexual abuse in their 17-year-old daughter’s mind.

December 29, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Abigail Simon, the Catholic tutor who was convicted of sustaining a sexual relationship with one of her 15-year-old students, will be sentenced next month in the Kent County Circuit Court.   She is facing ten or more years in a state penitentiary for her crimes. But as it turns out, she could have skipped the…

December 18, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

What started out as as an apparent cry for help from a mother trying to get her children out of an abusive home, turned into a cross-country search and has resulted in child abuse charges against both parents.

December 17, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

The words “child sexual abuse” are horrific all by themselves. But when you add phrases like “no obligation to inform”, “statute of limitations” and “let sleeping dogs lie”, you end up with a catastrophic scandal akin to the media storm that has rocked the Catholic Church over the last few decades.

December 11, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Jonathan Colby, a 22-year-old resident of Allegan County, has been charged with first-degree child abuse for allegedly causing his infant son’s death. But as it turns out, the tragic circumstances in this case go far beyond a single instance of abuse.   At about 1:30 in the morning of December 3rd, Sheriff’s deputies responded to…

December 4, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Kenneth Jehle, a 54-year-old former middle school special education teacher, has been arrested and charged with child abuse, for allegedly inappropriately touching a student. What is disconcerting is the fact that this is not a new phenomena in Jehle’s personal history.

December 1, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Recently, in Grand Traverse County, a child abuse plea agreement was reached with Joseph Franks, who pleaded guilty to 2nd degree child abuse. He was charged with 1st degree child abuse and torture of a four-year-old girl.