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    DCF removes Rayne Perrywinkle's daughters

    The Florida Department of Children and Families has removed the two younger daughters of Rayne Perrywinkle from her home, Channel 4 has learned.
    "We emphasize that our first concern is ensuring the safety of the children," DCF spokesman John Harrell said in a statement. "In these types of cases, it's not about punishing the parent. It's about helping the parent and making sure the children are safe. In cases like these, we would work to get the parent and the children reunited when it is safe to do so. The services we provide will hopefully help in this regard."
    http://www.news4jax.com/news/sources...z/-/index.html



    Action News reached out to a source close to the family who tells us the girls are staying with a family friend.
    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content...QqlHsqO_w.cspx



    Our newspartner Action news is reporting Cherish's mother and her fiance have been granted supervised visits with the children.
    http://www.wokv.com/news/news/state-...les-mom/nYmNJ/



    The younger sisters’ father is Aharon Pearson, who was living with Perrywinkle at least until the Wednesday after Cherish died. He was not at the viewing or the funeral.
    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2...#ixzz2Yhi2jeIo


    More from the Jacksonville.com article (the referenced report is the one issued by Cherish's custody evaluator Robert Wood during the Perrywinkle/Jarreau custody dispute):
    In the report, Perrywinkle had told Wood that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
    “I’m damn sorry I turned out to be right,” he said. “I’m damn sorry about it. But it wasn’t a lucky guess.”
    Wednesday afternoon, someone drove Perrywinkle to her home, she quickly walked inside, grabbed something and returned to the car before a Florida Times-Union reporter could ask for comment.
    Neighbors said they hadn’t seen Destiny or Nevaeh since the weekend. Normally, the two girls are running around the front yard, playing with kittens. If not, they were in a stroller that Perrywinkle would push.
    “She always had those children with her,” Jeannette Arnold said. “I don’t know that lady that well. But she is a good mother.”
    Leona Nelson, who lives directly across the street from the Perrywinkles, brought over chicken, potato salad, cake, sodas and sweet tea during the weekend. She said she saw the girls then, but hadn’t seen them since.
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    Online petition for Cherish's Law reaches 1,200 signatures

    Online petition for Cherish's Law reaches 1,200 signatures.
    An online petition urging lawmakers to pass Cherish's Law now has 1,200 signatures.

    They are asking leaders to reform repeat sex offender laws, to keep better tabs on offenders after they serve time.
    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content...bFMhcnLpg.cspx

    No link to the petition in the story. Will try to locate one.

    Petition can be found here:
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/735/9.../cherishs-law/
    Last edited by JaxFlaGal; 07-10-2013 at 09:33 PM. Reason: link to petition added


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    Multiple family members want custody of Cherish's sisters

    Multiple family members want custody of Cherish's sisters now that Department of Children and Families has removed them from the home.

    1. Chrerish's oldest sister
    Now 26 years old, Lindsay Hoy hasn't seen her mother Rayne Perrywinkle, since she was 5. She hasn't spoken to her in more than a decade, when Rayne, then Kimberly, left her home in Australia for the U.S., then changed her name.

    She says her family in Australia plans to seek permanent custody.
    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content...KmzE6yB3g.cspx

    2 and 3. The 2 girls' father, and his father
    Both the father and the grandfather of Cherish Perrywinkle’s two sisters are vowing to win custody of the girls who were taken weeks after Cherish’s abduction and death.
    The father, Aharon Pearson, 37, said 5-year-old Destiny and 4-year-old Nevaeh Perrywinkle were taken by the Department of Children and Families this week, mostly because of the disrepair of the Northside house he was renting. He and Rayne Perrywinkle, Cherish’s mother, separated in the week after Cherish’s death.

    His custody case plan from the Department of Children and Families calls for him to attend parenting classes twice a week, keep a steady job, rent a two-bedroom apartment, receive grief counseling and pass a psychological evaluation.

    His father and the girls’ grandfather, 65-year-old Tom Pearson, said he feels well-equipped to take care of the girls financially and emotionally.
    “I am trying to get custody of my grandbabies,” he said.


    Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2...#ixzz2YwW25FbW


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    Sex offenders often don't get enough treatment in prison, let alone out

    Sex offenders often don't get enough treatment in prison, let alone out - article on Jacksonville.com (and republished at the St. Augustine Record) addresses Florida sex offender treatment programs.

    When the state releases sex offenders like the man charged with kidnapping and killing Cherish Perrywinkle last month, they’re typically mandated to get therapy while on probation or parole.

    State law says the offender is responsible to pay for his or her own treatment, but employment for a registered sex offender is difficult to come by. Participation while serving time is also not a given, according to those who work with Florida sex offenders.

    This worries some advocates, who feel therapy in prison or after gives the newly released offenders a better chance at staying out of prison — and not making a victim of anyone else.

    It’s impossible to know what treatment, if any, that 56-year-old Donald James Smith — arrested June 22 in 8-year-old Cherish’s death — may have received in state prison.

    Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Ann Howard said Smith’s probation file has been destroyed due to their retention policy to keep records for three to five years. Most of the prison file is also gone, she said, but even if it were available, information about his mental health treatment would be protected by federal health privacy laws.
    Much more info on the state and county programs is provided in the articles. It's the same article, just provided both links in case the first one required a membership.
    http://members.jacksonville.com/news...ison-let-alone

    http://staugustine.com/news/florida-...0#.UeFCq21xNLQ


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    Smith enters not guilty plea; next hearing 9/4

    Smith's defense plea = not guilty, first pre-trial hearing is Sept. 4.

    http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2...sh-perrywinkle


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    Documents: Smith didn't meet criteria to be deemed sexual predator

    Documents: Smith didn't meet criteria to be deemed sexual predator
    Article: "Documents: Smith didn't meet criteria to be deemed sexual predator" - here:
    http://www.news4jax.com/news/documen...z/-/index.html

    In 2006, at least one correctional psychiatrist tried to get Smith deemed a sexual violent predator, but other professionals overruled the decision, saying Smith did not qualify.
    The red flags in documents released by the Department of Children and Families about Smith jump off the page, according to former prosecutor Richard Alexander.
    DOCUMENT: DCF report on Donald Smith treatment
    "The system was starting to work," Alexander said. "Someone earmarked him as a sexual predator and sent it up for evaluation. From what I read in the paperwork, he refused to cooperate."
    Link to DCF report is embedded in quote.


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    State warned in 2006 about suspect in Cherish Perrywinkle killing

    http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content...eJvgOmwWg.cspx

    Seven years before police arrested Donald Smith as a suspect in the slaying of Cherish Perrywinkle, a panel of experts told the state he did not meet the criteria to be considered a sexually violent predator despite a warning from another state agency.


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