Prayers were answered this weekend in a Florida home, as a family was, at long last, reunited.
Dean Danley and Tannia Heredia’s story was first heard on Guerrilla Radio as part of the ongoing investigation from Citizens For A Better Camden County and Guerrilla Radio with American Spring, ‘Child Trafficking and Missouri Schools’. Their story, and appeal for help appeared on http://www.americanspring2011.com February 4, 2014 as ‘A Father’s Plea’. In it, they detail their long struggle to regain lawful custody of Dean’s children, Patrick and Abbigail.
The children were living in deplorable conditions while in the Lebanon area. Their last known residence was a storage unit. Yet when Dean sought help from local law enforcement and Laclede County DFS, they were met with open hostility. DFS threatened Tannia with ‘cyber-stalking’ for attempting to locate the children by posting on Facebook. Local law enforcement, when asked to do a well-being check on the children, were less than cooperative and empathetic. This in spite of the fact that Dean was still legally married to Rose, the children’s mother, and still had all legal rights afforded a parent.
Their experience was one that was echoed in the Lagares case. The same DFS players are found in both cases, showing a complete disregard for the supposed mission of the agency.
Patrick, Abbigail, Rose, her significant other and their two children traveled from state to state, leaving a trail that led from Florida, through Oklahoma, to Lebanon to Ohio, which was where they had been tracked most recently by Tannia and Dean.
Saturday night, Dean and Tannia announced that the children were finally, after a years long absence, being delivered to their father. The children have since arrived in Florida and are getting settled into the first warm, safe, stable home they have had in years.
All of us here at Guerrilla Radio with American Spring and Citizens For A Better Camden County wish their reunited family all the best for their future. The Danley family will be joining us on Guerrilla Radio with American Spring as soon as they get settled in.
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