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Mom Surrenders to U.S. Marshals after Year in Hiding
Hopes for “Real Courtroom” Now, i.e. Not Family Court
“Hopefully now I will get a day in a real courtroom, to produce the real facts and evidence…To all the ‘good ol boys’ of Union County, who have turned their backs on my daughter and others, you can run as I did for 13 months, but you can’t hide. Congratulations on walking into your own trap.”
– Kristy Brooks, protective mom
Kristy Brooks, who had been in hiding with her daughter since December 2015, was taken into custody by the US Marshals Monday morning.
Brooks, 35, was booked into the Union County jail on one charge of child abduction and a civil contempt order, jail records show.
Her 5-year-old daughter was with her when she turned herself in. The child was given to her father.
“She was very, very upset,” Brooks said of her daughter. She spokes with WBTV in an exclusive interview after being released from jail Monday night.
“She didn’t want to go. She kept asking me if I was going to get her; that she’s going to be back home soon,” she said.
Brooks was released from jail on a $50,000 bond. Longtime Union County legislator Fern Shubert put up the money for the bond, Brooks and bail bondsman Dorian Jones of Bail M Out Bail Bonds said.
WBTV Investigates spoke exclusively with Brooks in early January after the Union County Sheriff’s Office announced it was looking for Brooks.
In the interview, Brooks said she went into hiding with her daughter to protect the girl from her father. Brooks has accused the girl’s father of sexually abusing her.
Medical records and DSS records obtained by WBTV show Brooks attempted to report the abuse multiple times but, each time, the complaints were dismissed as unfounded.
DSS records show Brooks’ case was supervised by Wanda Sue Larson, the DSS worker who was arrested on child abuse charges in late 2014 after a foster child was found chained to her porch with a chicken around his neck.
… Standing outside the Union County courthouse Monday night, Brooks said this is not how she wanted her time in hiding to end.
“I expected this to end a different way,” she said. “I expected somebody to step up and arrest the real criminal, not me.”
Despite the fact that she now faces a felony charge, Brooks said she has no regrets about going into hiding with her daughter, so long as it meant keeper the girl from her father.
“It makes me want to throw up but right now it’s God giving me peace that she’s OK,” Brooks said.?
Union Co. mom speaks after being arrested for child abduction
“Manhunt” Launched to Find Mom in Hiding with Daughter
Judge, Sheriff, CPS Collude in Cover Up of Sexual Abuse
LETTER of thanks from Kristy to the “Sweet Onion”:
Dear Sweet Onion,
First of all, I want to thank you for trying to shed light on all the wrongdoings in my case and others throughout Union County.
I would like to explain why I went into hiding with my daughter 13 months ago, today. I had exhausted every avenue in the district court of Union County for nearly 4 years. It was in these courts that I successfully exposed the wrongdoings of Union County DSS and The Union County Sheriffs Office. Unfortunately, I exposed this in the courtroom of Judge Nathan Hunt Gwyn III, and he refused to take action. I was able to provide evidence of sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse, proof of countless acts of perjury, only to have every crime overlooked. The district court system has become one of the most corrupt industries in America.
The states have allowed the men and women in robes to have absolute immunity and absolute discretion, that can’t be challenged in an Appeals court or Judicial Standards. We have allowed our lawmakers to create a class of people who are literally above the law, which is a violation of the 11th Amendment. It was for this reason, I went into hiding. I was unable to have the actual criminals charged and tried in criminal or superior court, so I made the decision to become the criminal. Little did I know, it would take them over a year to obtain a warrant. Considering the “dad” was so concerned that he filed emergency custody motions, multiple times, I anticipated this would be a quick process. A warrant would be issued for my arrest, an amber alert would have been issued or at the very least a missing persons report would’ve been filed immediately. Nothing happened for a year, much like the Erica Parsons case.
The bottom line is guilty people don’t want to draw attention to themselves. The criminal warrant was only issued after I spoke publicly with WBTV. Now that the criminal warrant has been issued, I will say I’ve had an amazing 13 months with my daughter, but it’s now time to take the last step towards justice. Hopefully now I will get a day, in a real courtroom, to produce the real facts and evidence. I’ve prayed for protection over my daughter during this time. I’ve placed my trust in God to protect her. With that said, I surrendered today to the United States Marshals. I’m thankful that the Marshals gave me an extra 4 days to be with my daughter, and to get my “ducks in a row”. This is not the end. This is just the beginning of the end. I’m thankful for this opportunity and I know God will guide me with each step I take.
I want to thank everyone in the community and across the nation for continued prayers and support. I’m not only asking for prayers for my daughter, but for all other children impacted by the lack of concern, accountability, transparency, and general upholding of the law in Union County.
To all the “good ol boys” of Union County, who have turned their backs on my daughter and others, you can run as I did for 13 months, but you can’t hide. Congratulations on walking into your own trap.
A special thank you to WBTV, CBS and Raycom for being on my side. Bail M Out for bailing me out, Fern Shubert, former republican Senate whip for the $5,000 bond payment and also to the anonymous donor that paid the bond processing fee.
You are all truly an unimaginable blessing.
To my sweet baby girl, mommy will see you soon.
[Pictured: Kristy, mug shot (left); Kristy, in-hiding media interview (right)]
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South Coast stepdad refused bail, accused of assault for scrubbing his stepson’s penis with a loofah.
A South Coast man has been refused court bail accused of assaulting his 10-year-old step-son by scrubbing his penis red raw.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, fronted Wollongong Local Court on Wednesday the 25th of January charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.
Thankfully the judge saw this gross abuse of power and extreme violence as a crime worth keeping locked behind bars.
Child abusers should NEVER be given bail ever !
Police said the man and the boy’s mother had been in a relationship for almost four years and had recently moved to a coastal town south of Wollongong when the man began watching the boy take showers at night.
It is alleged he would become angry at the boy and accuse him of not washing his genitals properly, prompting him to take to the boy’s penis with a loofah and scrub it.
The boy told police he repeatedly told his step-father the action hurt, however the man kept going, even telling him to “suck it up” on one occasion, it is alleged.
The boy said after each scrubbing episode his penis was painful and red and sometimes had “sores” on it.
If that isn’t the behaviour of a child abuser I am not sure what is, the scary part is why is he watching the boy shower ?
He said he told his mother who in turn said she would speak to her partner about it, however the man apparently continued his behaviour towards the boy up until the last incident, on January 17, that preceded the hospital admission.
The court heard the mother took the boy to Shoalhaven Hospital on the morning of January 18 when he complained of a sore, red penis.
He was diagnosed at the hospital with balanitis (swelling to the penis head).
The case was referred to Wollongong child abuse squad detectives who interviewed the boy prior to his discharge from hospital on January 24.
The man was arrested the same day.
This incident perfectly speaks towards the severe and incredible ability of child abusers to use manipulation against those closest to them to continue their sick behaviours.
Child abusers are MASTER manipulators, this is what they do to survive. If they aren’t able to manipulate people then they simply can not abuse children.
Please do not lash out on the mother, we are more than sure she is suffering enough. Please lay the blame and the hate at the feet of the one person who deserves it, this boy’s so called “step father” who destroyed the trust given to him by the boy and his mother in the worst possible way.
In refusing bail on Wednesday, Magistrate Mark Douglass said the allegations were “odd” but serious.
“There’s a twist to them that concerns the court,” he said.
“I have great concerns for the welfare of the young person.”
The case will return to court in February.
So do we Magistrate Mark Douglass, but we thank you for refusing bail. We only hope other judges follow your lead.
If anyone knows this child please let him know that FACAA have several incredible martial arts gyms in his area and would be more than happy to help him heal with our Phoenix Program.
Well done Magistrate Mark Douglass, all of our judges need to share your concerns.
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Man accused of raping ‘multiple children’ in Gold Coast home GRANTED BAIL !
Seriously what do you have to do in this country to get bail denied ?
How insane is our system that we grant bail to someone accused of multiple cases of child rape ?
The man was arrested by detectives from the Gold Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit on Wednesday.
He is accused of raping, trying to rape and indecently treating multiple children aged between 11 and 13 inside a house at Reedy Creek between November 2015 and December last year.
The 19-year-old has been charged with two counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, three counts of indecent treatment of a child and one count of use internet to procure a child under 16.
He was remanded in custody overnight and appeared in Southport Magistrates Court this morning where it was revealed he is the son of a church pastor.
So he walks away without bail because he is the son of a church pastor ?
IS THIS JUDGE KIDDING ?
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Despite the horrific nature of the crime, the accused was granted bail on the condition he stay off the internet and complies with a strict curfew.
Yes because that will stop him raping children, well done judge moron another insane decision done literally in spite of the safety of our children.
Son of a pastor = safe around children despite multiple counts of child rape charges….. Australian judge logic !
The case will return to court on March 16.
This is why FACAA fight so hard to have our system massively overhauled.
Our judges do not think of the safety of our children, but instead the rights of their friends or people they deem of good character.
Apparently being the son of a pastor makes you safe for our children, no matter what you have done to hurt them.
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