What would you do if you thought someone was abusing your
child? How about bugging the baby's car seat to catch the
abuser in the act? That's what one mom did before sending her
7-month-old to one of his regular visits with Dad.
Extreme? Maybe, but it worked. The father is now the subject of a
child abuse investigation.
Suddenly doesn't sound so crazy, does it?
The sad fact is, child custody arrangements are supposed to
be made with the child's best interests at heart, but it's not always so. You
need evidence that your ex is an unfit parent to get custody yanked, but that's
hard to come by ... especially when you have a 7-month-old who can't exactly
communicate that Daddy is a bad, bad man.
So what do you do? Refuse to send your child on visits with
Dad? It sounds like the "smart" option, until you consider that it's illegal to
violate a court order. Mom does that, and now she is being carted off to jail,
leaving the child with ... you guessed it ... dear old Dad.
What this mother did was risky. She sent her baby boy into the lion's den,
knowing there was the chance he might be abused, that the recording device in his car seat might capture something
awful. And the way the cops tell it, the little guy came out with injuries
serious enough to require an ambulance ride to a hospital for treatment.
It hurts my heart to think of him in pain. And yet, I throw myself behind
this mom 100 percent. What she did could prevent years of pain for this
What would you do? Would you have risked sending the child out with
This is tough, yes and no it could have been the last time she ever saw her child.She's lucky dad didn't discover the hiden device. Just think what could have happened! But again, with out proof it's very hard to prove.
I think going straight to the police and child services and asking for help. If you suspect something keep a journal, take pictures and then go to the authorities.
It's so hard to prove a parent is being abusive when it comes to a baby.