I’m urging voters to write in Robert Mol for judge to replace Judge Kent Engle on November 8. In 2014 my ex-boyfriend became violent with me when I was pregnant and threatened to kill me. Three weeks after my son was born, my ex-boyfriend was violent again while I was holding my newborn. I was granted a Personal Protection Order the next day.
A CPS case worker, Connie Velero, told me if I went back to him, she would take both of my children away because he was so dangerous. In the last three years, dozens of police and doctors reports with photographs taken by Ottawa County deputies of the abuse that we have suffered. My baby came back from his father’s with a black eye at 9 months old. The doctor from DeVos Children’s Hospital said my son’s injuries were not consistent with the father’s story of playing on the carpet.
My ex-boyfriend continued stalking and threatening me so I spent the next four months in hiding with Center for Women in Transition after meeting all of their strict criteria to verify abuse. CWIT is still helping me because of his ongoing stalking and threats.
I have been brought back to court repeatedly for denials of parenting time for protecting my son according to Michigan Child Abuse laws. Regardless of the doctors reports, police reports and time with CWIT, Judge Engle says that’s not enough to prove domestic violence. I’ve filed repeated motions and Judge Engle denies them. He is now forcing me into an investigation with Friend of the Court which I will have to pay for. I do not drink or do drugs, my daughter is in the gifted and talented program at school, I had a good job and a happy life and no legal issues before getting involved with this abusive man.
Judge Engle doesn’t care about my children and he is not protecting us after three years of constant abuse and harassment. He is not following child abuse laws and allows my ex to object to my motions filed but throws my objections out. I cannot afford a lawyer as three previous lawyers I hired all stated Ottawa County is a father’s rights county and I will never win in their court.
Please vote for Robert Mol to break up this very corrupt family court starting with voting Judge Engle out. Robert cares about the best interest of the children and will follow the law in every case.