Judge Is Upset With State For Placing Children In Foster Home Near Sex Offender

An eastern Kentucky judge is upset with the state for placing foster children where a known sex offender freely roamed.

Whitley County District Judge Daniel Ballou said in the order the sex offender lived near the Whitley County Foster Home.

It also says the man was in the foster home on a daily basis, freely roamed the premises and was not prohibited from having daily contact with foster children.

The judge ordered the cabinet for health and family services not to place any children in the foster home.

The cabinet said the matter is being reviewed.

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  • by Heather Location: Jeffersonville on May 2, 2007 at 09:30 AM
    My parents live between two registered sex offenders. One of them is in a home with a adolescent and the other is in the home with his son who has down syndrome. There are kids all around the neighborhood. I know that there are laws to protect our children when they are in school or daycare but what about laws to protect our kids ouside of those facilities. Our children are no different ouside of those areas than what they are in those areas. We need stricter laws against sex offenders and people who abuse. These people deserve no rights.
  • by Ruth Bunch Location: estill co . ky on May 2, 2007 at 12:15 AM
    I am having some what of a simular problem with health and family services , I have twin daughters that are 3 and one was abused by her father and his family and they are supose to be investigating, said that if my child wouldnt talk to them they couldn't stop them from going back ... even though my child has bruses , this is just the way that they work they need a better system in whitley co. I know because I am dealing with them now... It makes no sence to me because they are supose to help protect our children but it seems as if they are putting them in the hands of monsters... Something needs to be done if not for us for our children they dont deserve to be hurt this way and they arnt doing anything to help ..
  • by JJ Location: SE KY on May 1, 2007 at 05:12 PM
    Decisions should ALWAYS be made with the best interest of the children in mind. If this situation is true it's a sad state of child protection, and scary to think our childrens' welllbeing would depend on people making decisions like this. I admire a judge who will stand up for the children, even if it might mean stepping on some toes....Keep up the good work!


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