The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Website and specifically children who are missing here in Texas - their pictures and descriptions. Most experts agree that parental abduction of children is the same as child abuse and is the most extreme form of parental alienation. This is occasionally seen in child custody cases, though, it has yet to happen under my watch as a Guardian ad Litem. As a Private Investigator, I will do my best to find your lost or missing children.
A pretty good article if you have been falsely accused of child abuse or sexually abusing a child - what to expect and guidelines on how to handle the situation. Always consider a child abuse allegation as serious and for goodness sake consult an attorney who specializes in this area right away. Give me a call so I may be of assistance as well. Heck, the article suggests the use of a private investigator. Though, it is more common that men are accused of child sexual abuse, it also happens to women - even grandmothers. Nobody is immune from this happening to them and statistically it happens most frequently in divorce and child custody cases.
It's a bit hard to listen to but after 40,000 persons signed a petition he's back on the air doing what he does best. In Texas you must be licensed to be a bounty hunter, either as a private investigator or as a commissioned security guard. I might suggest that you not let Dog handle your divorce cases.
Heather Locklear's recent DUI incident may be a little more involved than a "concerned" citizen calling in a report. Hear the recording that resulted in her arrest. It does not take a Private Eye to figure out something is fishy here.Heather has had her share of issues concerning child custody.
Catch OJ Simpson's audio recording hereof his robbery attempt to regain his sports memorabilia. The individual who arranged the meeting and secretly made the recording sold it to TMZ.com for $100,000. All total, he made over $200,000 selling the tape to the media. On the other hand, OJ was found guilty of all charges and faces the possibility of life in prison. I'm sure a good Private Investigator would have told the Juice not to be busting into rooms and assaulting folks with guns. Let the professionals do the investigating. Warning! The language on the tape is not what you would normally hear at church.
This is a local Austin, Texas news video clip concerning a new law disallowing computer technicians from doing forensic investigations on your computer. This is essentially meant to keep untrained computer repair technicians from playing private investigator when asked to evaluate data on your computer involving crimes or wrongs against the State. In fact, I had a recent situation come up when a computer technician did exactly that and caused a tremendous amount of problems - not knowing how to preserve evidence, contaminating the evidence that was there, nor preserving the chain of custody regarding the evidence. The resulting actions caused a fiasco for the owner of the computer costing $1000's of dollars in legal fees. Often times computer techs are asked to discover pornographic evidence or child pornography during the course of a divorce case. The Texas legislator has seen fit to put an end to this practice as a way to protect the general public and to only allow licensed private investigators or other law enforcement personnel to perform forensic computer investigations.
Well, obviously Alec Baldwin went temporarily insane while talking to his 11 y/o daughter, and goes to show that divorces brings out the worst in people. He and Kim Basinger have been in a brutal child custody battle since 2000. Baldwin blames Basinger for leaking the tape which was suppose to remain sealed. He attributes Basinger's actions as further evidence of parental alienation. Upon hearing the tape, a family law judge became so concerned that she restricted Baldwin's visitation rights with his daughter. Since Baldwin's ordeal, he has been critical of the family law system which he claims by nature pits one parent against the other. Read here how Baldwin purposes to fix the system - it may surprise you. Follow-up: See Baldwin's interview on ABC soon after his voicemail discussing divorce and parental alienation. It's EXCEPTIONAL!!!
This video was apparently at one time a public service announcement to address child sexual abuse. Though, the video itself is a bit creepy (and so is Mr. Mac) it does give good examples of "grooming" by the perpetrator. Often times a child abuser will spend hours in the grooming phase to set the stage to enact the abuse. It also illustrates that in the majority of child sexual abuse cases that the perpetrator is a known and a trusted friend of of the family and why the victim is sometimes reluctant to talk about the experience. Ironically, this particular PSA likely did more harm than good since the subject matter portrayed in the video would be a "triggering" mechanism to cause many pedophiles to act out their impulses. In child abuse cases, consider hiring a private investigator who specializes in this area since CPS may or may not get the facts correct.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found to have lied under oath about an illicit sexual affair with Chief of Staff, Christine Beatty. The majority of the evidence to prove their actions were attained from over 14,000 text messages from using city owned pagers. Much like president Clinton, Kilpatrick as well as Beatty vehemently denied the allegations until the evidence became overwhelming. In fact, Kilpatrick could best be described as indignant concerning the allegations of adultery. This is a good illustration that if you think that your partner is cheating then there is a good possibility he or she is cheating. Don't expect that your partner will tell you the truth simply because you ask. A private investigator may be your best bet to get the evidence you need.
Is there a gene that cases some men to have a genetic predisposition to cheat on their mates? A recent study from Sweden suggests this could be a factor when choosing a mate and if women should test men for this gene prior to marriage. This so called gene could be a carry over from 1000's of years of human evolution.
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Valentine's Day and Cheaters. A busy time of year for a Private Investigator - See news report.
A private investigator who gets a little too close to his subject. This is the fellow who was the host for Cheaters, a TV reality show. I believe this may have been his final performance. Sometimes its hard on ya being a private investigator.
A video that explains Parental Alienation from a child's Perspective.
A novel idea - A divorce sale. Mr. Toskana was unavailable for comment.
Divorce Information for Kids
The following website, http://www.itsnotyourfault.org may be good for young children to review concerning thier feelings about divorce and what it all means. It may also be good for parents to review to get a child's perspective. It is from the UK so some of the terms are a little different but the point easy gets across.
The "Divorce Song" - A Music Video by Liz Phair featuring Cheyanne Racey. She reminds us that our words may be more hurtful than we think. Something to think about!
Melrose Man in Santa suit goes on killing spree at Covina Christmas Party
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a festive Christmas Eve party took a terrible turn for a Covina family. The Times reports that a man dressed in a Santa suit opened fire at his ex-wife’s Christmas Eve party and then set the house ablaze. Authorities believe that eight people are dead as well as the alleged shooter, who was later found dead of a gunshot wound.
The alleged shooter’s former wife and her parents are believed to be among the dead. Authorities said that the bodies found in the house were so badly burned that dental records would be needed for identification.
Maybe one should hold off on the drinking until after the marriage.
Google Maps Street View Helps Find Kidnapped Child
By Chris Crum - Wed, 01/07/2009 - 4:29pm.
You've probably read stories about the police using YouTube to catch criminals. One guy even accidentally ratted himself out for mentioning his own YouTube videos.
Now, Google is sharing a story in which the cops used Google Maps Street View to help find a kidnapped child from Massachusetts all the way in Virginia.
"An interesting first (at least as far as we're aware): Google's Street View imagery was used by police officers to help successfully locate a kidnapped child in rural Virginia. Nine year old Natalie Maltais, from Athol, Massachusetts, was found safely at a motel on Tuesday," writes Pablo Chavez on the Google Lat Long Blog.
The police retrieved global positioning coordinates from the child's cell phone provider. Then they "googled it" as a Telegram.com article on the story reports:
Deputy Chief Lozier said that on the Internet search engine site Google there is a street view where people can look at photographs of neighborhoods in many locations.
Using the street view, he was able to look back and forth from the intersection.
Looking across a field, he said he saw a long building with a red roof that looked like a motel. He then did a search on Google for motels in Natural Bridge and found the Budget Inn-Natural Bridge, which, on a map, appeared to be close to the intersection he was looking at.
One must be very careful about recording conversations or intercepting communications or emails when you are not a party to the communication. That also includes your spouse's communications with another person. Most of the devices sold on the net for this purpose are very illegal. Follow the above link for an explanation of the law, and the law can vary from State to State. If you have more questions consult an attorney or Private Investigator.
This doctor would like his kidney back or 1.5 million dollars in compensation as part of his divorce settlement after he discovered his wife had an affair.
A Cambodian couple settled their divorce by sawing their house in half. It is unknown if they used the same method with regards to the children.
Though, made popular in American lore by movies such as Tarzan, there are few if any credible cases of feral children being raised by animals; although, the video may suggest otherwise. However, children who are isolated from human contact at a young age by neglectful parents will suffer from severe emotional and behavioral problems, likely not to recover from such an experience. Read the following for more information about feral children.
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A divorcee who took up boating after his divorce.
Pop icon Madonna appears ready to adopt another child, a four-year-old girl from the impoverished African nation of Malawai. The latest addition to the Madonna family is part of a recent trend of adoptions by high-profile celebrities, most popularly embodied by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Opposing Views asks: Are celebrities doing the right by adopting children from third-world countries, or is their charity really a misguided publicity stunt?
By Matthew Campbell
38 year old Susan Johnson of Montague is under arrest after allegedly stabbing her own daughter with a pair of scissors.
According to witnesses, Johnson was found stabbing her 2 year-old daughter with scissors and strangling her with an electrical cord in a Gardner apartment.
The baby has over 100 stab wounds, punctured by scissors.
"There was a lot of small puncture wounds on the child, and there were a lot," says Gardner Police Chief, Neil Erickson."She has mentioned a cult and witchcraft," Erickson says.Johnson was in Gardner because she says she was running from that cult.
"She was on medication for depression, but she was not a person who looked like she was depressed.
Now the little girl is expected to be ok. She's in state custody. CBS 3 did learn, the Department of Children and Families paid a visit to Johnson's home this week, but she wouldn't let them in.
Police ended up going down, doing a welfare check on the child, and they say she was ok.
A creative animation of how this investigator handles her cases - just for your enjoyment!!!
Tom L. Ware, M.Ed., CCCJS-MACe
Licensed Private Investigator, Lic. # A14972.
Keyloggers and Spyware in Divorce and Family Law Cases
This is an excellent paper written by an attorney concerning keyloggers and spyware. Just because you share and own a computer with your spouse does not give you the legal right to install such a device. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 may certainly apply. You may be guilty of several other offenses:
Computer privacy laws
Computer trespass laws
Also, the paper explains what to do if you think a keylogger device is installed on your computer.