Multnomah County DA's Office

Pointing the Finger: When the Guilty Accuse the Innocent

In the dependency case against Trisha DeLaurent, one might ask the legitimate question, “After following all doctor recommendations for her son, how is a mother forced to defend herself against allegations of medical abuse when the long-term physician who diagnosed her son, and the hospital where he was treated, are under investigation by federal authorities?”   It has been established in…

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Multnomah County DA's Office

Fever to Convict Destroys Lives

DDA Charles Mickley’s failure to place justice and truth over his personal career goals remains consistent.  Growing is the devastation to families and the destruction of young lives that is a direct result of choosing courtroom gamesmanship over ethical practice. [Evidenced in the Kate Parker (2014) and Trisha DeLaurent (2016) Medical Child Abuse cases] Regarding State of Oregon v. Jeremy…

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Oregon Foster Care Crisis

Oregon Juvenile Court “Fudging” Dependency Jurisdiction in Violation of Parental Rights

Oregon DHS took custody of Marcus DeLaurent and his siblings in October 2016. The custodial parent, Trisha DeLaurent, and her three children are long-term Washington residents. While Marcus was admitted to an Oregon hospital for a medical procedure, two anonymous calls were made to Oregon’s Child Welfare Hotline by the children’s grandmother Pamala Gaddis, an Oregon resident, who claimed her…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Einstein on “Duty to Act”

Thanks to those who are sharing insights/opinions on articles about Multnomah County and allegations of MCA in the Voices Network comments section.  A special thank you to the individual who provided information about action that has been taken through a formal complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

Medical Child Abuse Panic

DDA Charles Mickley Targeting Vulnerable Families: A Question of Ethics

~Portland, OR Multnomah County Oregon’s Deputy District Attorney, Charles Mickley, has a well established pattern of persecuting vulnerable families through unsubstantiated claims of Medical Child Abuse (MCA). He has developed a national reputation for litigation against a class of parents at a rate nearly one hundred times higher than any known incident rate of MCA by targeting vulnerable families forced to rely on the medical system to provide care for special-needs children with verifiable medical…

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Oregon Foster Care Crisis

Who is Responsible When the State Gets it Wrong?

PELLETIER, PARKER & DELAURENT A recent media firestorm involving false allegations of Medical Child Abuse (Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy) brought International attention to the over-reaching power of Child Abuse Pediatricians to violate the rights of parents caring for medically fragile children. 14-year-old Justina Pelletier was taken into State custody in 2013 after child abuse specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital decided…

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Oregon Foster Care Crisis

Oregon DHS Defies Washington Protection Order, Allows Abuser Contact

Audits of Oregon State’s foster care system have revealed shocking conditions and recent civil lawsuit payouts exceeding $39 million according to a report released by the Secretary of State’s Office on January 31, 2018. Amid this child welfare crisis, 3 Washington children have been knowingly placed in harm’s way by DHS case workers from Portland’s Alberta Branch who were made…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Examining the Fallout of Experimental Prosecution: The Kate Parker Story – Part II

Despite having affirmed innocence against the State’s allegations, Kate Parker agreed to a pre-trial offer that protected her children from future DHS intervention and allowed her to reunite with her family after a 99-week separation.  On February 22, 2016, Parker signed a settlement agreement in which she pled “no contest” to four misdemeanor charges and accepted a term of probation,…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Examining the Fallout of Experimental Prosecution

Trending Now:  Medical Child Abuse Allegations Medical Child Abuse, formerly known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, is the latest trend in the widespread removal of children from their homes by CPS case workers. These allegations surface when a child is “diagnosed” as having been medically abused by a parent, usually their mother, who is accused of exaggerating, fabricating, and inducing symptoms in…

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