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A small plant becomes the Christmas tree in an undisclosed hotel room where the two siblings sexually abused by their father live.

A small plant becomes the Christmas tree in an undisclosed hotel room where the two siblings sexually abused by their father live.

Admitted child abuser keeps his Navy career

 

 

When a Navy officer was accused of sexually molesting two of his children, city social workers investigated and concluded that the allegations were credible. They placed his name on the State Child Abuse and Neglect Registry.

He was forbidden under court order from going within 2 miles of the home, school or workplace of any of his four children until they turn 18.

But when the Navy examined the same allegations, the result was the opposite. The officer was cleared. He has faced no criminal prosecution. To the contrary, he has been promoted and allowed to stay in his $96,000-a-year job unhindered.

Meanwhile, the Navy lieutenant is divorcing his wife, who has been left destitute. The family home in Virginia Beach has been lost to foreclosure. The wife and four children have moved five times in four years, ending up in a cockroach-infested motel room at the Oceanfront, where they live among the homeless and drug addicts.

The judge in the divorce case, persuaded that the allegations were impeding the officer’s Navy career, has declared his wife in contempt of court and sentenced her to 10 days in jail – time that she will have to serve unless she pays a $5,000 fine.

She has no money to pay the fine. She is barely able to feed her children.

How could this happen?

The Navy is trying to find out.

 

 

Click here to read more of the story in The Virginian-Pilot

 

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The shadow of an unidentified child - one of the subjects of the story who was sexually abused by their father who continues in his career as a Navy Officer.

The shadow of an unidentified child – one of the subjects of the story who was sexually abused by their father who continues in his career as a Navy Officer.

An unidentified child - and one of the subjects of the story - has her portrait made.

An unidentified child – and one of the subjects of the story – has her portrait made.

An unidentified child - one of the subjects of the story - at the undisclosed hotel room where he, his mother and his three siblings are living after two of them were sexually abused by their father, a US Navy Officer.

An unidentified child – one of the subjects of the story – at the undisclosed hotel room where he, his mother and his three siblings are living after two of them were sexually abused by their father, a US Navy Officer.

 

 

 

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