Child Exploitation, Fundraising, Nashville, Change of Venue and Hypocrisy

Tennessee Resource Parents Oath to Abide

Let’s start with this.    And the concept that for all the hullaballoo that John McCaul is a “convicted felon” – in order to “Bring Sonya Home” they themselves ARE committing a Class E felony.  

“Unauthorized disclosure of any records, studies or information protected as confidential is a Class A misdemeanor. Unauthorized disclosure of such records for personal gain or for a malicious purpose is a Class E felony.”

Personal gain:  The Bring Sonya Home fundraising.
Malicious Purposes:  To slander her biological father’s name throughout the media.

I am wondering why Tennessee DCS hasn’t charged David and Kim Hodgins with this crime.    The View, The Today Show, dragging in Troy Dunn into this – all of it is disclosing the records of a FOSTER CHILD who THEY promised they would protect!

Some “Nashville” Stars to Hold Benefit in Sonya Case

So let’s go from there to THIS…    David Hodgin works on the set of the TV show “Nashville” not one that I have ever watched – but some of the stars have decided to hold a benefit for the “David Hodgins Jr Legal Fund.”  

Note this is not a “Bring Sonya Home” legal fund but it is widely assumed that is what it is for.   We are going back to the original statement that the Hodgins are disclosing records for profit, thereby participating in child exploitation – or the use and utilization of her name and picture for profit.   Bring this up on the various pages however, and they will claim they are just “Telling her story”

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So what picture got released?   What horrible thing got done?

What they are referring to is a meme posted by the facebook site, Bring Sonya Home Deleted Posts where a picture shows the hands of someone, perhaps a child, perhaps a small adult, holding up a sign that says “Sonya is Home Where She is Cherished and Thriving”.    There is no way to identify the person in the picture and no way to tell where it was taken.

In the meantime they are crying “Exploitation” not because there is a profit being made off of an image that may or may not be Sonya’s (definition of Exploitation as seen above) but because they are trying to find every possible way to get around what they are doing.

Matthew 7: 3-5 (NKJV)

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, ‘Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye,’ and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

And then on a like related note this also came up yesterday:

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So what was going on?    John McCaul has petitioned the state of Nebraska to take over the case, which is more than reasonable.  

Let’s get this straight – this case was supposed to be OVER by now – the only reason that it is not over is that the Hodgins are keeping it open with their media and their new attorney.    John McCaul is Sonya’s FATHER.   He has every right to ask that this case be heard in Nebraska where he and Sonya are residents.    The only residents of Tennessee are the Hodgins who literally are legal residents and should have no say in anything that is going on with this case.

In addition, given that the Tennessee DCS track record of protecting Sonya’s privacy is less than stellar at this point, I can only hope and pray that Nebraska can put an end to this insanity.   Sonya’s best interests are heard every hearing where HER attorney and HER GAL speak for her.   They say she is doing well and there is no reason at this point to disbelieve them.   They haven’t given a proven track record of lying on a regular basis.

So a few questions to just send out for today:

1.  WHERE is all this fundraising money going?   
2.  When is Tennessee DCS going to step up and quiet these people?

In addition the ABC Show Nashville has a Facebook site here, please feel free to discuss what you think of child exploitation with them.

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cherie Waack
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 16:12:57

    For 8+ years the former fosters used every appeal and delay tactic they could to maintain physical possessions of this child. Then in January, she was finally sent home to be with her family. Since that time the former fosters and their PR team have gone on local and national TV using her image and telling their version of the story. They have been caught sharing inaccuracies, as on the Anderson Cooper Show, when they were specifically asked to correct that they are not adoptive parents that they were simply a foster care placement. This child has endured 7 months of having her image exploited, having her story twisted, and her family, which she is a part of, smeared. For some reason not the Courts or TN DCS has been able to shield her from this exploitation. A legacy has been created by these former fosters that will follow her though life.
    She came to Tennessee as a resident of Nebraska and should have been returned to Nebraska and not put in the DCS system in Tennessee. It is time that she be returned to her rightful home state and allowed to continue to thrive with her family. Hopefully, Nebraska will be able to do what Tennessee has been unable to do and the former foster unwilling to do and shut the media and fundraising down for the safety and emotional security of this child..

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  2. lucrezaborgia
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 06:24:06

    ICPC demands a transfer of jurisdiction at the 6 month mark.

    Reply

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