02-13-2012, 10:57 AM #1On Time Out
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Jailed mom who hid child she said was molested receives $300,000 OK DHS settlement
Oklahoma pays $300,000 to settle federal lawsuit against DHS
The state of Oklahoma has paid $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a mother who hid her young girl after DHS workers rejected her concerns the girl had been molested.
Misty Lynn Williams spent almost 14 months in the Sequoyah County jail in Sallisaw to keep secret her daughter's location.
“I would sit here until I die if I have to,” she told The Oklahoman in 2005.
“It was a long time but it was worth it,” Williams, now 33, said in December of her jail stay.
The mother alleged the girl's father and other relatives molested the girl. She alleged doctors in 2002 found the girl, then 4, had genital warts, which is often a sexually transmitted disease.
Her chief accusation was that a rogue DHS worker covered up evidence of her daughter's molestation because the worker was friends with her ex-husband's influential family. She alleged the worker told a counselor, “They're just trying to frame an innocent man.”
02-13-2012, 03:30 PM #2
In the last three months, the state has paid almost $1 million to settle lawsuits involving the Department of Human Services, records show.
http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/print...rintComments=1Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight
02-13-2012, 04:33 PM #3
Wow. What is wrong in Oklahoma?“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
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