My story for the Lawless America web site :
THE STORY BELOW:
Removal 1 ----- In 1992 a young, and inexperienced doctor, Doctor Dana Ruben Remer had my daughter removed from Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after my daughter experienced complications from anti-biotics. My daughter was then placed into the care of her Grandparents for six days. On many occasions I would find grandpa Schumacher locked in a room with my infant daughter when I would go to my parents home to see her. I did not have any idea that sexual abuse could be taking place. My father told me that he and the baby were sleeping in that locked room. On one occasion my daughter required stitches to a laceration on her chin during those six days. On several occasions it appeared that my father might have been drinking alcohol around my 16 month old daughter. My mother an enabler, told me that my father wasn't drinking alcohol around my infant daughter.
During the six days that my parents were caring for my infant daughter my father was secretly interacting by telephone with a CPS intake worker Krista Julien, and her boyfriend David A. Colley, an attorney. My father Charles B. Schumacher, Krista Julien, and attorney David A. Colley arranged to give my daughter back to me over-night (after a Juvenile court referee ruled that there was insufficient cause for Children Services to keep custody of my daughter).
Removal 2 ----- The following morning less than 24 hours after bringing my baby home, and after six days with her grandparents, Peggy Hampton demanded by telephone that I bring my daughter to a downtown CPS office, and if I didn't bring my daughter in immediately she said that the police would be called to pick my daughter up. When I arrived at the downtown CPS offices Peggy Hampton took my child from me and conducted a secret vaginal examination in a back room. It was decided that the baby had been sexually abused, and Peggy Hampton labeled me, (the baby's mom), as the suspect. My daughter 16 months old had injuries that weren't observed by doctor Dana Ruben-Remer in the E.R. room at Children's Hospital, seven days earlier.
My father was never considered a suspect, and never investigated for the injuries to the baby, even though my parents had been caring for the baby for six days. Intake worker Krista Julien and her boyfriend attorney David A. Colley assisted my parents in getting many more months alone with the baby while CPS persecuted me for the sex abuse of my daughter. In fact, CPS made notations that they had plans to give my parents permanent custody.
I went through a trial in Juvenile court without ever being told what I was being accused of. Written on a complaint against me in the court was the term "finger manipulation". I did not abuse my daughter, and I had no memory of sexual abuse in my parents home. My daughter went without her mother for a total of four months while she was left in the care of her grandparents. I could not defend myself without knowing who was accusing me, or why I was being accused. I was never given any reason for my persecution, or the reasons for the Juvenile court trial. For four months I was left completely in the dark about what was going on, and it would be three years before I began to understand what was behind the removal of my daughter.
My accuser was my own father Charles B. Schumacher, but I was never told who my accuser was. I rarely had contact with either parent in eight previous years, so I never suspected that my parents would accuse me of abusing my daughter. In the 16 months since my youngest daughter was born the baby had only been to my parents home twice for two major holidays. During those holidays my daughter was never left alone with my parents.
All that I could imagine was that an adoption scam was taking place.
After the Juvenile court trial my daughter was returned to me at 20 months old. I left Columbus Ohio, and I attempted to settle outside of the United States after suffering so much injustice in the Juvenile court, and by CPS. My biggest hope was to eventually get to South America, and settle there. When I learned about how corrupt the court was I knew that I didn't want to live in the United States any longer. Sadly, I was forced to return to Columbus, Ohio after becoming sick. I had been gone for less than one year. My daughter was three years old when I returned from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The previous home that my children and I had been living in had been sold, and I had to stay with my parents after my return. Eventually, I acquired my own apartment.
My parents Chuck and Norma Schumacher, and their involvement in my earlier court problems was still a secret involving Children Services intake worker Krista Julien, and Krista's boyfriend, attorney David A. Colley, the prosecutor Mark Collins, referee William Kirby, and attorney Jefferson Liston.
I knew nothing about my parents involvement, or that my accuser was my own father. I asked my parents to babysit my daughter while I worked. My stay in Columbus, Ohio was temporary. My goal was to earn enough money to get my daughter out of Columbus, Ohio where the removals of my daughter had previously occurred. The trauma to my youngest daughter, two older children and myself, was immense. After what I had experienced first hand I knew that Franklin County, Ohio courts were completely corrupt. I didn't know that across the entire United States every CPS agency was potentially just as dangerous.
I never suspected my parents of any wrong doing. If I was as paranoid (as I had been described by Childrens Services) then a person has to wonder, "why I suspected nothing about those two people that are called my parents". I had gone through an entire four month fiasco including a trial that was secretly orchestrated by my father, a pedophile. This was a man that derived great pleasure while secretly accusing his own daughter of sex crimes that caused injury to a 16 month old infant. He watched me suffer total agony at the loss of my precious daughter while he was molesting the same16 to 20 month old child in 1992. He never showed an ounce of remorse.
By 1994 both of my parents were involved in a plan that was meant to destroy myself, three children, and our nuclear family. Our lives would be permanently altered. Our bond to one another completely severed. Throughout my life I had undergone many types of maltreatment by both of my parents which were forms of mental and emotional abuse. I did not remember sex abuse.
I was still unaware that my father was involved in the sexual abuse of my 16 month old daughter in 1992. No one had ever told me that my own father was my accuser. With just several days away from moving out of Columbus, Ohio for the second time in 1994; I was shocked when my daughter reported to me that her Grandfather was molesting her. After finishing work for the last night at my job I went to retrieve my daughter from her grandparents. Grandfather was sitting at the dining room table completely drunk and incoherent. The next day I talked to my daughter about our plans to move while we were on our way to wash clothes. While in the laundry-mat my daughter told me that Grandpa rubbed her vagina in a hard way, and Grandma saw him do it. My daughter told me that her grandmother, "told her to tell me about the sex abuse by grandpa". Apparently my four year old finally felt safe to tell me what had been going on. My daughter had been telling me that Grandpa was mean to her, and now I knew why.
After I left the laundry -mat I drove to my parents home and confronted my parents about the allegations that my daughter had made. When I confronted my mother, she denied any involvement. Here were my own parents setting me up to lose my daughter again. When my mother testified in a secret hearing in municipal court for the benefit of lawyer David Colley's case against me; my mother testified about "what a terrible daughter she had" with glee in her voice (according to my attorney).
I felt that it was best for a psychologist to interpret the allegations that my daughter was making. I took my child to the same Phd psychologist that had helped me to get my daughter back in the 1992 CPS case. The psychologist stated that she would have to report my daughter's allegations to CPS, by law. I asked her not to report it since I was moving, and "Grandpa couldn't harm my daughter any longer if we no longer lived in Columbus". The psychologist called CPS, and the psychologist reported to the agency that my daughter had made allegations of sexual abuse against her grandfather. Before the psychologist contacted Franklin County Children Services she assured both myself and my daughter that nothing bad would happen to either my daughter, or to me. I was not convinced, because I had done nothing wrong at all when my daughter was taken in 1992. It was now 1994.
Before my psychologist had even heard any allegations from my daughter my parents had already involved Childrens Services, attorney David A. Colley, the Upper Arlington police department, and others in their devious and destructive plans. Children Services and the above mentioned individuals were already prepared to persecute me "all over again" based on what my parents told them.
Evidence suggests that attorney David A. Colley (Grandfathers attorney) had already contacted the police department by the time I took my daughter to the psychologist. The attorney was dating the CPS intake worker, and at some point CPS intake worker Krista Julien had been in communication with the police department, as well. Detective Reed of the Upper Arlington Police Station had been told, "not to believe anything that my 4 year old daughter said, or anything that I said". By that time my parents had been in contact with intake worker Krista Julien and attorney David Colley for more than two years.
Detective Reed from the Upper Arlington Police Station treated me like a criminal.
Franklin County Children Services, and that detective pursued me into Kentucky where I had taken my daughter to protect her from them. Detective Reed knew my mother from her job at the local library, and had attended high school with my sister. Attorney David A. Colley was the Mayor of the adjoining town before he became involved with my father, and so the the detective and Mr. Colley might have known each other. I attempted to file charges on my father ONLY after I saw that I was being persecuted because of the allegations against my father. Policeman Reed denied me the right to file charges. The detective went to my apartment managers offices, and continued to pursue me as if I was a criminal. Those that were involved with the court somehow knew each other. The conflicts of interest and connections people had with one another created a very devastating one-sided witch hunt.
Removal 3 ----- My daughter was removed on a Friday. Within two days in a foster care home in Middleboro, Kentucky she had been viciously attacked by two grown men, and a woman (according to what my own daughter told me, and according to physical injuries that I saw). The foster parents were a Bobby and Sheila Barnett. Bobby's brother was Steely Arlis Barnett, a corrupt police officer that was under investigation by the FBI while my daughter was being assaulted in Bobby Barnetts home.
I traveled to the Bell county Children Services offices on a Monday in order to request a visit with my 4 year old daughter. Sheila Barnett (the foster mother) made excuses about why I couldn't see my daughter. It would be two more days before I could see my daughter. After arriving at the Bell County CPS offices on the following Wednesday I requested and signed permission for my daughter to be taken to a medical doctor after I visually observed a clear and obvious change in my daughter, with apparent mental trauma and physical illness. My daughter was taken to at least four medical facilities and no records of any examination or any procedure have ever been released to my lawyer who requested them.
Children Services in Middlesboro, Kentucky, and Columbus, Ohio concealed all medical evidence of injuries to my daughter.
The many examinations that took place while my daughter was in the custody of CPS agencies in two different states have never been completely disclosed. There has never been an in depth investigation of all of the medical information and facts. All evidence that has been acquired from Kentucky and Ohio suggests that medical doctors who examined my daughter minimized those injuries, or completely failed to document the injuries in medical notes. The Kentucky State police failed to investigate the different medical facilities that my daughter was taken to while in the custody of Bell County Children Services, in Kentucky, and her medical diagnosis's by the different clinics.
My daughter was brought back to Ohio from Kentucky by a Franklin County CPS worker. The court hearing involved the third removal of my daughter by CPS, and the decision was made to place my daughter with her father, my abuser. The psychologist that reported my daughters allegations against grandfather Schumacher was laughed at, and called a quack by attorneys David Colley, Jeffrey Liston, and detective Reed of the Upper Arlington police department. This Phd psychologist was denied the right to testify. I was unable to present any evidence in court for a defense which included a psychiatric evaluation that showed no grounds for the removal of my daughter. All decisions were conducted without my involvement, and apparently behind closed doors. Detective Reed enjoyed coming to court to further humiliate me along with his peers, as did attorney David A.Colley and Jefferson Liston.
Removal 4 ----- Childrens Services continued their harrassment of me while at the same time lying to every individual that became involved. Franklin County Children Services then removed my daughter for a fourth time, because I reported the assaults that occurred in Kentucky foster care to the Kentucky state police. My daughter was removed from Pittsburgh Childrens Hospital where I had gone to get her assessed for the Kentucky assaults, because Ohio and Kentucky was covering up the evidence of those assaults. The Kentucky State policeman spoke to the individuals in Ohio that were involved in persecuting me including grandfathers Attorney David A. Colley, CPS Intake worker Krista Julien (the girlfriend of David A. Colley), and Upper Arlington police Detective Reed.
The Kentucky state police then failed to take any action regarding the men that had attacked my four year old while she was in the care of the state of Kentucky.
My daughter was removed for an entire year without a trial, and informally in court while I was denied the right to present any evidence. My little girl was then placed with her father a convicted felon that had been selling drugs when my daughter was a baby. Her father had a history of criminal sexual assaults against myself, and another woman that had charged him with rape. Her father had five male room mates. Two of the room mates were on psychiatric medications. One was schizophrenic, and the other was on medications for serious emotional problems. My daughter made further allegations against at least two of the men (one allegation included her father). Children Services ignored my daughters allegations, and failed to monitor that home. My daughter was left in a filthy and unprotected environment.
There have never been any criminal charges against this child's grandfather or against the perpetrators in Kentucky (Steely Arlis Barnett, Bobby Barnett, and Sheila Barnett, Bobby's wife at that time).
I have two older children that have also had their lives turned upside down, as well, as a result of what the evil, and devious individuals who were involved in these cases have done to this family. Neither grandfathers attorney David A. Colley or Krista Julien had ever had any children by 1994, and were unaware of normal child development. The two of them were dating and their involvement in the persecution of me was a conflict of interest. Without any morality or conscience those two deceived other agencies in two different states, police officers, prosecutors, social workers, the guardian ad litum, the referee, and attorney Jeffrey Liston.
The people who are responsible for the false allegations against me by the Franklin County Ohio courts are my parents Norma May, and Charles Bernard Schumacher who live in Columbus, Ohio.