My children are victims of abuse, and have witnessed domestic violence. Both children suffer from serious emotional and behavioral problems, and have been previously diagnosed with PTSD and anxiety. All of the symptoms represented in this picture, my children have struggled with. The unjust family court in Hennepin County has blamed me for causing all of my children’s problems, and refused to acknowledge the abuse. As a result, I was stripped of custody. Even as the alleged abuser has sole custody, both children continue to struggle.
To this I have to respond… “Michelle Evills” (not her real name) aka “Baby Michelle” (Mr. X’s nickname for her) the teenager who ran away from home to live with her 42 year old first cousin, and wrote in her letters to Mr. X that she “loves” him (she also says he is “sexy” and refers to him as “hun”) is now caring for vulnerable, at risk children!
“Personal Care Assistant – Kustom Care, LLC
March 2011 – Present (3 years 11 months)B— Park
Helping children with behavioral disorders overcome struggles and hurdles. Assisting them while teaching independance and building confidence.”
I just want “Michelle” to know that you spelled INDEPENDENCE wrong and second, you should be reported to the state licensing board and to your employer for the physical, mental and emotional abuse you have inflicted on my special needs son. My son is traumatized, and being denied needed psychological testing, and, in my opinion, Michelle has not only exacerbated his condition but directly contributed to the abuse and neglect of my child.
I have ample documentation for everything I state here, including medical reports, police reports, CPS reports and independent comments and drawings from my children.
Inside the red circle is an image of teeth marks. This is a wound Michelle inflicted on my special needs son. Michelle told the police she needed to bite him to “control” him because he has Aspberger’s (never formally diagnosed).
My children are also being emotionally damaged because Michelle is having a strange relationship with their father, who is Michelle’s first cousin. It’s pretty sad when your children are fighting because “Daddy can’t marry Michelle because she is his cousin, and he will go to jail!”. It’s pretty sad when your children are asking when is Michelle going to get a boyfriend or get married. My kids see the other female adults in their life (their teachers, therapists, family members etc) have boyfriends, or get married and have babies, and wonder what is going on in their own family.
My children should not be forced to live in a home where a 50 year old man is having a strange relationship with his 25 year old first cousin, who ran away from home at age 17 so they could (direct quote from letters these two wrote to each other) “live in love together, forever”. Mr. X wrote a letter to Michelle stating (direct quote) “you make me the luckiest man in the world“. Mr. X also told me that he has to “hug and kiss Michelle” because “I made a promise” and “no one else will do it for her“. Mr. X claims it is just an “emotional relationship” and that nothing is going on…
You just have to look at the history of Mr. X to be alarmed. I was once the 17 year old girl lured off an Internet chat room to meet Mr. X. Mr. X admitted to me that he was talking to other teenagers but chose me because we share a “special connection”. I later found photographs belonging to Mr. X, indicating he had this kind of relationships with other teenagers.
I never wanted an intimate relationship with Mr. X, it was forced on me. All the time Mr. X said “nothing is going on” and that we are “only friends” … no one knew the nightmare I was living in. This went on for years until I became pregnant with my son, and he could not deny what was happening. Mr. X such a liar, that when the relationship ended 8 years later, he refused to acknowledge our relationship and referred to me as “the roommate”. I also found out Mr. X was married for most of our relationship; and he committed a fraud on the US government by marrying a much older woman so she could get a green card. Just another indicator that Mr. X is not capable of having a healthy relationship with women.
So when Mr. X found another 17 year old girl, who he moved into our home, while the children and I are living on the street, homeless due to domestic violence, I am concerned. There is also a long family history of alleged abuse and incest. Michelle is now 25, and bought a house and a car for Mr. X. –Buying a house and a car with someone is usually an indicator that you are in a serious relationship with someone. Then again, maybe that is me just being “crazy” as Mr. X claims??
Expert report documenting abuse and concerns. The report was thrown out by Judge Bobo, and Guardian ad Litem Jamie Manning refused to investigate the allegations in the report or contact collateral witnesses.
And now my pre-teen daughter is being forced to sleep in the same room as these two cousins, who are sharing a bed together! “Michelle” told the children that she needs to sleep in the same bed as Mr. X because “It is cold in my room in the basement and I am lonely“. My poor daughter has no privacy, and reports that Michelle walks into the room when she is getting dressed and it is so bad, that my daughter is forced to lock herself in the bathroom to get dressed!
And if that is not bad enough, Michelle is telling people that she is my children’s “mother” and “legal guardian”. When people mistake Michelle for being the mother of MY children–Michelle identifies herself as their mother. Which is a total lie!
Mr. X refers to Michelle as the “live in PCA”. What kind of PCA bites a child? I demanded proof that the children’s therapists prescribed a live-in PCA and Mr. X has yet to prove that.
I love my children, and am more than capable of giving my children a good home. I have taken classes in parenting children with special needs through NAMI, and have taken classes on parenting children who have experienced trauma or abuse through other organizations. I have always been willing to seek help for my children and my family, and utilize needed resources. I also am an active volunteer in my community, and have experience working with children and vulnerable adults, including adults who suffer with mental illness and behavioral/emotional challenges. I am more than capable of caring for my own children, and handling their special needs. I would never abandon my children, or leave them. I would never allow anyone to hurt my children in any way. If I found out someone in my life hurt my children–as Michelle has–I would be actively working to bring them up on criminal charges when the police were investigating. I would also completely remove that person from the lives of my children, getting a restraining order if necessary. Instead, Mr. X had aided and enabled Michelle’s dysfunctional behavior.
I was forced out of my children’s lives due to domestic violence by proxy and the unjust orders of family court. I will never stop fighting to keep my kids safe and to bring them home.
— Emily Court, 2015