The following is a directory from A Mother’s Journal: Let My Children Go! by Wendy Titelman, a mother from Georgia.
Looking at the book’s review section on Amazon.com, one can see critical comments – most looking like they were posted by the same contributor – suggesting that Ms. Titelman couldn’t be telling the truth because “everyone can’t be wrong”.
But take a closer look at the details in the Titelman case and the thousands of other “PAS” custody cases in our family courts across the country and a clear pattern emerges. “Cookie cutter” cases in which the names, the dates and the details are different – but the pattern is the same.
- Young children disclose details of their father’s abuse.
- Mothers – good mothers with no prior history of abusive or neglectful behavior – report the alleged abuse to local authorities.
- Evidence of abuse is presented and substantiated.
- The children are removed from the mother’s custody and placed with the alleged abuser.
Why does it happen?
Maybe in part because of the “good ole boy” mentality. Maybe in part because of corruption. Maybe in part because some court employees are overworked. Maybe in part because some are inadequately trained. Maybe in part because some are afraid to be “whistle blowers”. Maybe in part because some assume that, even when there is clear evidence of child abuse, a judge must have good reason to ignore the evidence.
What about the children who were placed with their alleged abusers who don’t remember the abuse?
Maybe in part because of all of the reasons listed above.
DIRECTORY OF KEY INDIVIDUALS
Judge Laura Austin – Part-time Cobb County Magistrate Court Judge who refused to issue a warrant for the arrest of Andrew Titelman for the molestation of his daughters even in the face of abundant evidence. She said, “You will never win in Georgia. You are dealing with the good ‘ole boys who stick together no matter what.” She futilely ordered an investigation to be done by Detective Bishop.
Detective Bishop – A detective with Kennesaw Police Department who did no investigation of Andrew Titelman for the molestation of Amanda and Jessica after being requested to do so by Judge Laura Austin. He asked Assistant DA Francey Hakes to call her and tell her about “the criminal matter.” He then did no investigation.
Robin Blankenship – Amanda and Jessica’s Suzuki Piano Teacher who called Wendy Titelman with concern after a piano lesson that Andy Titelman attended with the girls. She stated that she believed that there was something very wrong and unnatural between Andy Titelman and his daughters and said the lesson was a total waste of time because the girls could not concentrate at all. She testified at the final hearing before Judge Jon Bo Woods.
Judge James Bodiford – Cobb County Georgia Superior Court Judge presiding over the Titelman custody case. He gave custody of the girls to Andrew Titelman in an emergency hearing with one day’s notice, and put Wendy Titelman on supervised visitation. He is also presiding over the Disqualification of Patrick H. Head, District Attorney, from the investigation of Andrew Titelman for the molestation of his children.
Lynn Brentnall, Ph.D. – The first psychologist to assess the children psychologically and academically, and who substantiated abuse. She reported to the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFACS) in June, 1999, that the children were molested by their father. Diane Woods told others she is a “quack” and a “hired gun.” Diane Woods refused to meet with Dr. Brentnall.
Kyle Broussard – Paralegal for Hylton Dupree who, when confronted by Wendy Titelman for the law firm’s failure to represent her fully stated, “Well, we are a political organization.”
Laurie Caldwell – Mississippi Attorney representing Wendy Titelman in the Chancery Court of Harrison County, Mississippi who advised her to move to Mississippi. She testified at the criminal trial of The State of Georgia vs. Wendy Titelman.
Margaret (Peggy) Carlson – Friend of Wendy Titelman whose children used to play with Amanda and Jessica and are now unable go to sleep at night until they pray for them. She witnessed Francey Hakes going in and out of the grand jury area and at one point leaving with Patrick Head, Diane Woods, Elizabeth King, and Frank Pittman and others from a room next to where Wendy Titelman was testifying during the sham “investigation” of Andrew Titelman for the molestation of Amanda and Jessica. She is also a petitioner in the juvenile court Petition for Adjudication of Deprivation.
Detective Craig Chandler – Detective with Kennesaw Police Department, who maliciously sought the arrest of Wendy Titelman, and first secured a warrant for her arrest through the FBI under fictitious charges. He testified at the criminal trial of The State of Georgia vs. Wendy Titelman and is a defendant in the malicious prosecution lawsuit.
James Cheatham, M.D. – Psychiatrist who, at Wendy Titelman’s request, saw her numerous times between March, 2000 through June, 2000 to evaluate her mental condition. He concluded that there was nothing wrong with Wendy Titelman and, after examination of all the records, believed that Andy Titelman is a sexual predator. He advised Diane Woods and Dr. Elizabeth King of his findings and testified at the final custody hearing before Judge Jon Bo Woods.
Karyn Covington – Supervisor with A-Plus Services appointed by Diane Woods to supervise Wendy Titelman’s visits with her daughters from March, 2000 through June, 2000. She witnessed and reported the children’s reports of sexual and physical abuse by their father, and Andrew Titleman’s paranoid and other strange behaviors. She testified at the final custody hearing before Judge Jon Bo Wood. Her testimony included that Amanda shared with her that her father “tickles me in my privates”… “at night – a lot.”
Lisa Curtis – Friend of Andy and Wendy Titelman who became alarmed with Andy’s behaviors. She investigated the Sterling Club to which Andy belonged and was appalled at what she learned. The children told her their father was hurting them. After careful questioning she determined he had sexually molested them. She reported the abuse to DFACS, Crimes Against Children, Cobb County Police Department, Kennesaw Police Department, and Dr. Elizabeth King. The various agencies never called her back.
Bajda Daniels – Supervisor, Mississippi Harrison County Children’s Shelter where Amanda and Jessica lived during the first two weeks of September, 2000. She testified at the criminal trial of The State of Georgia vs. Wendy Titelman and directly contradicted Diane Woods’ statements to the Court October 4, 2000 that the children were traumatized by Wendy Titelman taking them to Mississippi. She testified that the children became upset and were crying because Woods and King were taking them from the shelter instead of their mother.
Alton Davis – Friend of the Evans family and beloved “Poppy” to Amanda and Jessica. He is also a petitioner in the juvenile court case.
Richard Ducote – Attorney who has extensive national experience in child custody and visitation cases involving child sexual abuse and domestic violence, and who is responsible for the enactment of laws, both nationally and internationally, to protect children and protective parents. He represents Wendy Titelman in the Cobb County Custody case since June, 2001 and the federal malicious prosecution lawsuit. He assisted Michael Hirsh in the criminal trial of the State of Georgia vs. Wendy Titelman, and signed the Petition for Adjudication of Deprivation of Amanda and Jessica. He wrote a letter to the Atlanta professional community exposing Diane Woods and Dr. Elizabeth King’s cover-up of the sexual abuse of Amanda and Jessica, inviting Woods and King to sue him. He is a co- plaintiff with Wendy Titelman in the federal libel lawsuit against Anita Miller Titelman.
Hylton Dupree – Attorney for Wendy Titelman in the custody case from October, 1998 through the final hearing in June, 2000.
Frances Evans – Mother of Wendy Titelman, Grandmother of Amanda and Jessica, and witness to abusive behaviors of Andy Titelman with Amanda and Jessica. She is also a petitioner in the juvenile court case.
Mark Evans – Wendy Titelman’s brother who traveled to Mississippi to attend the emergency hearing. He has since become an advocate and spoke at Rock America in Washington, D.C. He is also a petitioner in the juvenile court case. Robin Evans Brother of Wendy Titelman who along with his wife shared with her that he believed Andy was molesting Katie Titelman and was concerned for Amanda and Jessica. He traveled to Mississippi for the emergency hearing and helped to get Wendy out of jail.
Kathleen Faller, Ph.D. – Leading international expert in child sexual abuse at the University of Michigan whose extensive curriculum vitae includes the publication of 6 books, 45 articles, 11 book chapters, 2 media productions, 3 research reports, 2 encyclopedia/dictionary entries, 8 book reviews, 3 journal editions, 227 grants, contracts, fellowships and scholarships, a monograph, a dissertation and numerous works in progress. She has acted as a consultant on numerous occasions and has given over 225 training sessions. She reviewed two video tapes, a DFACS interview of Amanda wherein she disclosed her sexual abuse by her father and another tape produced by Andy Titelman. She concluded, based on these two video tapes, that the children were most likely sexually abused by Andy Titelman and that the children had been brow-beaten by their father to recant their allegations of sexual abuse.
Judge Robert Flournoy, III – Cobb County Superior Court Judge who presided over the criminal trial in April, 2001, and who commented to criminal defense attorney Michael Hirsh: “You have very effective witnesses, Dr. Silberg, and you had Dr. Matherne, very effective witnesses to testify that, in their opinion, [Ms. Titelman] was acting very reasonably, did what any concerned mother would do. And actually, I think you’ve conveyed to the jury that they could draw the inference that, in fact, the Cobb County justice system did shut down on Wendy Titelman and didn’t give her redress, et cetera, et cetera.” He is also the judge who in November, 2002, dismissed the Writ of Mandamus to compel the filing of the juvenile court Petition for Adjudication of Deprivation.
Judge Owen Forrester – Federal Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, who in August, 2002, dismissed the malicious prosecution lawsuit and ordered sanctions against Richard Ducote.
Judge Arthur Fudger – Georgia Superior Court Senior Judge who in May, 2002 presided in the recusal hearing of Judge James Bodiford in the case of the Disqualification of Patrick H. Head, District Attorney, in the Investigation of Andrew Titelman for the Molestation of Amanda and Jessica Titelman.
Jan Geiger – Friend of Wendy Titelman who believed Andy was molesting Katie and that Amanda and Jessica were next in line. She met with Wendy Titelman to discuss her concerns and was not surprised when Wendy called her in tears after Amanda had shared that her father had sexually molested her. She reported her observations to DFACS and Crimes Against Children and was never contacted by anyone. She accompanied Wendy Titelman to the Kennesaw Police Department and spoke with the Chief of Police, Chief Dwaine Wilson. She along with her husband unsuccessfully tried to deliver gifts to Amanda and Jessica. She also signed the juvenile court Petition for Adjudication of Deprivation.
Jerry Geiger – Friend of Wendy Titelman who tried to deliver gifts to Amanda and Jessica. He is also a petitioner who tried to file the juvenile court Petition for Adjudication of Deprivation and was refused by Judge Juanita Stedman. His concern for what has happened to Amanda and Jessica has led him to plan a second career, after retirement, as an attorney performing pro bono services in similar situations. Among other diplomas he holds a law degree from Oklahoma City University.
Pam Gray – Attorney for Andrew Titelman in the custody case who attacked Wendy Titelman’s faith and values. She is also a defendant in the malicious prosecution lawsuit.
Judge Adele Grubbs – Presided as the Cobb County Superior Court Judge over the May-June, 2001 Grand Jury. She signed orders that were not only highly unusual but also had never been ordered in Cobb County before even in the most serious and heinous criminal investigations. She signed an order stating that no recording transcription or other memorialization of Dr. Frank Pittman’s testimony before the Grand Jury shall be made; another order was signed sealing the names and addresses of grand jurors and forbidding any contact with them.
Julie Hall – DFACS Social Worker who interviewed and taped Amanda Titelman in June, 1999, as she disclosed the abuse of her by her father.
Francey Hakes – Cobb County Assistant District Attorney and Prosecutor for The State of Georgia vs. Wendy Titelman. During the criminal trial she stated, “Wendy Titelman has decided that she wants justice when she deserves none.” She compared Ms. Titelman to Timothy McVeigh and stated that she is a “vigilante.” She said Justice for Children “are like anarchists” and “they don’t accept what governments do.” She tried to put Wendy Titelman in jail for up to five years for having substantiated the sexual abuse of her daughters by a Mississippi psychologist and for attempting to protect them through the Mississippi Harrison County Chancery Court. She assisted DA Patrick Head in assuring that the May-June, 2001 Grand Jury would bring a “no bill, brought with malicious intent” in order to protect Andy Titelman, the district attorney, herself, and others from accountability.
Patrick Head – Cobb County District Attorney who covered up the abuse of Amanda and Jessica, and who “cooked” the May-June, 2001Grand Jury to bring a “no bill, brought with malicious intent” in order to protect Andy Titelman and himself and others from accountability. He met with Diane Woods at a Waffle House to scheme who should be presented to the Grand Jury. None of the professionals who had substantiated abuse nor any of those who called DFACS, Crimes Against Children, the Cobb County Police Department, or the Kennesaw Police Department were called to testify. Those that Patrick Head used to try to convict Wendy Titelman were called before the grand jury. Francey Hakes at either her or Patrick Head’s suggestion led the Grand Jury for the “beginnings” for up to one hour. During discovery in the federal malicious prosecution lawsuit, the DFACS tape of the interview of Amanda disclosing abuse was found in the DA’s files sealed with orange tape and marked “evidence.” This tape was also never presented to the grand jurors and was never turned over during the criminal trial as required despite the demand for the discovery of all exculpatory evidence.
Detective Amy Henderson – Detective with Kennesaw Police Department who was present for the interviews of Amanda and Jessica with DFACS social workers. She refused to contact doctors and others who had substantiated sexual abuse and was angry at Wendy Titelman because she complained to her superior that Detective Henderson was not properly conducting the investigation. Afterwards, she talked to a small number of individuals to conclude her “investigation” and complained to them that Wendy Titelman tried to have her fired.
Zoe Hermanson – Friend of Wendy Titelman who allowed Wendy, Amanda and Jessica to live in her home during a transitional period from the sale of her marital home to the move to another home that was not ready, and who felt threatened by Andy Titelman during his visits to her home which caused her to contact an attorney.
Jacqueline Hill, Ph.D. – Psychologist, who along with Dr. Lynn Brentnall, interviewed the children during the period of initial disclosures of sexual abuse. She testified at the final custody hearing before Judge Jon Bo Wood that Dr. Brentnall followed an accepted protocol and asked appropriate non-leading questions in determining the children had been abused. She described to the court results of the psychological testing which was completed prior to the allegations of abuse and which revealed an issue of secrecy with the children and that they were either being abused or being set up to be abused. Diane Woods refused to meet with Dr. Hill.
Michael Hirsh – Stands six feet, seven inches tall in more than one way. He is the father of 13 and the attorney who defended Wendy Titelman in her criminal case. He took the case shortly before trial and after talking with the witnesses determined for himself that Andy Titelman is guilty of sexual molestation. He has been committed since to do whatever he can to get the children free from their abuser, even though the system has attempted to punish him for representing Wendy Titelman. Following the criminal trial he has served as the local attorney in the federal malicious prosecution lawsuit and in the custody case.
Susan Ibarra – Friend of Wendy Titelman whose children and she saw Amanda and Jessica at CC’s Pizza and was told to get away from them by Andy Titelman. She witnessed Francey Hakes going in and out of the grand jury area and at one point leaving with Patrick Head, Diane Woods, Elizabeth King, and Frank Pittman and others from a room next to where Wendy Titelman was testifying during the sham “investigation” of Andrew Titelman for the molestation of Amanda and Jessica.
Martin Inman – DFACS Social Worker who interviewed the children at their school with Detective Henderson after Dr. Diane Pearce made a report to DFACS. The children disclosed to Mr. Inman and Detective Henderson that their father dressed up like a girl in a purple dress and makeup. He dismissed the allegations of abuse after scheduling a meeting with Andy Titelman at his home and seeing no evidence of a purple dress.
H. Elizabeth King, Ph.D. – Court appointed psychologist, who with Diane Woods deliberately covered up the sexual abuse of Amanda and Jessica and who used the junk science of “Parental Alienation Syndrome” and “False Memory” to give custody of the children to their abusive father. She testified at the criminal trial that even if Andy Titelman had molested his children, he should still be considered for custody. She refused to sue Richard Ducote after he mailed letters to scores of her colleagues accusing her of the cover-up. She hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to block her deposition in the malicious prosecution case.
Stephen King, M.D. – Pediatrician who saw Amanda and Jessica. After talking with Wendy Titelman about the allegations of abuse, he talked with Amanda who disclosed to him that her father was rubbing her in the vaginal area. He called DFACS to report the allegations of abuse.
Barbara Mabary – Foreperson of the May-June, 2001 Grand Jury. Wendy Titelman called Ms. Mabary and then took a packet of information to her asking that the grand jury conduct an investigation of Andrew Titelman for the molestation of his daughters. She was given the letter from the criminal jury and was told the abuse “has been covered up by the Department of Family & Children Services, Diane Woods, Dr. Elizabeth King, and the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.” Ms. Mabary went to District Attorney Patrick Head for advice on how to handle the investigation. The District Attorney told her he would “take care of it.”
Donald Matherne, Ph.D. – Highly respected Mississippi clinical and forensic psychologist with over thirty years of experience, a consultant to the courts and the State Attorney General’s Office who works mainly with murder, abuse and personal injury cases. He testified in the criminal case about his meeting with Amanda and Jessica and Wendy Titelman in Mississippi in September, 2000. He described the methodology that he uses in determining whether children have been abused has been peer reviewed by other psychologists, guardians ad litem, prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges, and “follows a paradigm that they have found to be acceptable and credible.” He stated, “I observed a mother who had a close relationship with her daughters and the two daughters had a close relationship with their mother.” Jessica described her father to him as “mean,” “who hits her because he gets angry.” Amanda told him that her father “hits her, that he gets mad, screams and yells.” Both girls separately described what their father did to them and pointed to the genital area on a drawing and indicated that this is where each of them had been touched by her father. Jessica reported that her father touches her under her clothing when she was in bed. He told the court that Amanda said her father comes into her bed at night and touches her under her clothing. She said, “He took his hand and put it under my jammies and he rubbed me on my pee-pee hole.” Dr. Matherne stated, “She said that she told her mother because she wanted, quote, my mom to help me, period, closed quotes.” Dr. Matherne asked Jessica if she shared this with anyone else, and she told him she told Dr. King, but that Dr. King didn’t seem interested. Both children explained that Dr. King changes the subject when they try to tell her about the molestation. He stated that based on what Jessica and Amanda shared that intervention was needed to protect them. He told Wendy Titelman and wrote in his report that if the children were returned to their father “irreparable damage would be done.”
John Mayoue – Andrew Titelman’s attorney in the custody case. Defendant in the malicious prosecution lawsuit. In his closing statement June 30, 2000, in the final custody hearing he stated that the only people whose judgment could be deemed reliable and trustworthy were Diane Woods, Elizabeth King and Judge Bodiford. He also falsely led the court to believe that there had been 14 investigations for the allegations of sexual abuse all proving Andy Titelman was innocent of child molestation. In the court papers he has filed since August 4, 2000, he has never stated that his client did not molest the children.
Judge Kenneth O. Nix – Cobb County Superior Court Judge whom Wendy Titelman called to schedule a hearing for the recusal of Judge Bodiford. He called Wendy Titelman and left an angry message stating, “…You don’t call nobody except Mr. Cheshire, and you don’t call my office back. You don’t call any other judge. You need to sit still and follow the procedure that we have, not a procedure that you want. We are going to do things correctly, and you need to sit still until they are done and not to worry people to death. … So do not call my office back, period! … [A]nd quit trying to run the system the way you want it run.”
Lynn Palmer – Friend of Wendy Titelman who allowed Wendy, Amanda and Jessica to live with her and her family after the girls had disclosed the sexual abuse by their father, and who acted as a supervisor for over a month to Wendy Titelman at Diane Wood’s request. She witnessed the children’s fear of their father, disclosure of abuse and abusive behaviors of Andy Titelman. She reported the abuse to DFACS, Crimes Against Children, Kennesaw Police Department, and Dr. Elizabeth King, and accompanied Wendy Titelman to talk with District Attorney Patrick Head to get protection for the girls. She also signed the Petition for Adjudication of Deprivation of Amanda and Jessica.
Jim Palmer – Friend of Wendy Titelman who along with his wife, Lynn, allowed Wendy, Amanda and Jessica to live with him and his family after the girls had disclosed the sexual abuse by their father, and who acted as a supervisor for over a month to Wendy Titelman at Diane Wood’s request. He witnessed the children’s fear of their father, disclosure of abuse and abusive behaviors of Andy Titelman, and he reported the abuse to DFACS, Crimes Against Children, Kennesaw Police Department, and Dr. Elizabeth King; He is also a petitioner in the juvenile court case.
Shirley Parsons, Ph.D. – Psychologist who saw Andy and Wendy Titelman for 93 visits during the major course of their marriage and reported to Dr. Elizabeth King and to Diane Woods Andy Titelman’s bizarre behaviors.
Diane Pearce, Ph.D. – Specialist in child abuse and psychotherapist who substantiated the sexual abuse of Amanda and Jessica in September, 1999. Reported to DFACS the details of abuse including sexual fondling, statements made by the children, and pictures that were drawn describing their father dressing up like a girl with a wig, dress, nail polish and make-up. She shared that Amanda reported that “her daddy’s bottom looks like he has a dragon’s tail in the front.” She testified at the final custody hearing before Judge Jon Bo Wood. Andy Titelman and Diane Woods accused her of being a friend of Wendy Titelman who attended her church. Diane Woods told others that Dr. Peace is a “quack” and a “hired gun.”
Frank Pittman, M.D. – Friend of Andy Titelman’s family and prominent Atlanta psychiatrist specializing in family crises, men’s issues, marriage, and infidelity. He saw Katie, Andy and Wendy Titelman ten times during the first six months of their marriage and twice after their divorce was filed seven years later. Diane Woods falsely reported in a letter to Judge Bodiford that he had seen Wendy and Andy Titelman for over eight years and knew them better than anyone else. After a subpoena was issued to him requesting the dates of his visits, he admitted in a letter that he had not seen Wendy Titelman for seven consecutive years out of the supposed eight year time period. He testified before the May-June, 2001 Grand Jury at the request of Woods and Head and had his testimony sealed from any recording and any release of information to anyone outside of the jury. He has authored three books, written advice columns for New Woman and Psychology Today, lectures worldwide and frequently appears on television and radio shows. He has made pro-pedophile statements such as the statement made in Psychology Today, Jan., 1999, Beware Older Women Ahead. He writes, “Matings between women who have been around and boys who have not are generally portrayed as acts of generosity and mercy, rather than as child molesting. As long as the older women don’t expect the liaison to be permanent, they won’t frighten boys who want to be sexual but aren’t ready yet to be grown-up.” He has befriended other pro-pedophiles such as Warren Farrell whose statements include , “When I get my most glowing positive cases, 6 out of 200, the incest is part of the family’s open, sensual style of life, wherein sex is an outgrowth of warmth and affection. It is more likely that the father has good sex with his wife, and his wife is likely to know and approve – and in one or two cases to join in.” (Warren Farrell, interviewed in Penthouse, December 1977, AIncest: The Last Taboo” by Philip Nobile) He has also aligned himself with individuals involved with Ralph Underwager’s False Memory Syndrome Foundation.
Kathy Portnoy – Attorney for Wendy Titelman in the custody case after the final hearing, late September, 2000 through January, 2001. She made apparent to Judge Bodiford during a hearing October 4, 2000, that his ex parte order barring Wendy Titelman and her family from seeing Amanda and Jessica was illegal. She improperly advised Wendy Titelman to dismiss her appeal. She refused to file the motions that Wendy Titelman and Laurie Caldwell had originally discussed with her in order to get protection for the children. It was later discovered that she had a conflict of interest which interfered with her representation of Wendy Titelman, as she represented abusive men and used “Parental Alienation Syndrome” to get custody for them. She charged Wendy Titelman an astounding $30,000, appeared in court for approximately one hour and, without the approval of Wendy Titelman, filed a simple two and a half page pleading that had no substance.
Joyce Saye – Supervisor with A-Plus Services appointed by Diane Woods to supervise Wendy Titelman’s visits with the girls from March, 2000, through June, 2000. She reported that Amanda and Jessica shared with her that their father often made them say untrue things, and that when she asked them for an example, Amanda stated, “like when he touches us wrongly.” She reported finding bruises on Jessica’s wrist shaped like a hand print, and was told by Jessica that her father did it. She was accused by Andy Titelman and Diane Woods of being a friend of Wendy Titelman and of attending her church. She testified at the final custody hearing before Judge Jon Bo Woods.
Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D. – Internationally renowned psychologist; coordinator of Trauma Disorder Services for Children at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and past president for the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. She examined all of Dr. Elizabeth King’s files regarding the Titelmans, listened to Dr.King’s audio tapes of her sessions with the girls, and concluded that Dr. King’s work was incompetent. She played the King tapes and testified in Wendy Titleman’s criminal trial that King had purposefully ignored the children’s attempts to tell her about the abuse. She explained to the jury that Richard Gardner’s “Parental Alienation Syndrome”, which King had used to discredit the children’s reports of abuse, was discredited and pro-pedophile.
DeAlvah Simms – Child Advocate and attorney for the State of Georgia whose office was created by the Legislature to “provide independent oversight of persons, organizations, and agencies responsible for providing services to or caring for children who are victims of child abuse and neglect,” “to act independently of any state official, department, or agency,” to “identify, receive, investigate, and seek the resolution …of complaints made …on behalf of children concerning any act, omission to act, policy, practice, or procedure of an agency or any contractor or agent thereof that may adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of the children,” to “request an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation of any complaint of criminal misconduct involving a child,” “to communicate privately, by mail or orally, with any child and with each child’s parent or guardian.” She is mandated under O.C.G.A. 15-11-170 to “provide children with an avenue through which to seek relief when their rights are violated by state officials and agents entrusted with their protection and care.” Ms. Simms received a letter from Richard Ducote regarding the cover-up of child sexual abuse by Diane Woods, Esq. and Elizabeth King, Ph.D. and a copy of the jurors letter expressing their outrage for cover-up of sexual abuse by Cobb County officials and court appointed representatives. Wendy Titelman attempted to contact her on several occasions. Ms. Simms has refused to talk with Ms. Titelman and has dismissed all allegations of abuse. She responded by letter to Bill Youngblood, a petitioner in the Juvenile Court case, who wrote to Governor Roy Barnes asking him for his intervention. She told him that the office of the governor was in transition and had forwarded his letter to her and that after talking with the Cobb County District Attorney, she found that “the response to these allegations to have been both thorough and professional.” She also told him, “Cobb County authorities have responded to Ms. Titelman’s allegations at every opportunity, even to the extent of having a Grand Jury investigate her complaints.” After receiving another letter from Mr. Youngblood outlining all the witnesses who her office had never contacted, another investigation was opened.
Kimberly Stabler – Executive Director of Justice for Children who contacted Governor Roy Barnes, Georgia State Child Advocate DeAlvah Simms and Chief Dwaine Wilson with the Kennesaw Police Department regarding the abuse of Amanda and Jessica and other abused children in Georgia. She was treated with hostility. During the criminal trial, Assistant DA Francey Hakes said Justice for Children “are like anarchists” and “they don’t accept what governments do.” JFC is a national nonprofit organization of citizens concerned about children’s rights and their protection from abuse in response to the inadequacies and failure of child protective systems to protect abused and neglected children. Justice for Children’s expert opinion is recognized and valued by local and national media, legal and medical professionals, child abuse experts, and various other children’s rights organizations. It has been featured on many TV news programs and has been recognized by the American Bar Association. A tireless advocate for abused women and children harmed by the failure of the legal system.
Peter Thomas, Ph.D. – Psychologist who told Wendy Titelman she must be willing “to play the game,” that she must never mention the word abuse in Georgia again whether the children were abused or not, because if she did, she would never see her children again. He said, “That’s the way Georgia is.”
Kevin Tidwell – Investigator who tried for over two months to deliver Valentine presents to Amanda and Jessica from their mother. He was told by Andy Titelman to get off his property and take the presents with him.
Andrew (Andy) Titelman – Father of Amanda and Jessica whom he has physically, spiritually, and emotionally abused and sexually molested. He has been protected from prosecution by Diane Woods, Elizabeth King, Lorita Whitaker, DA Patrick Head, and others. Judge James Bodiford and Judge Jon Bo Wood gave him full custody of the children ignoring the evidence of abuse. Defendant in the malicious prosecution lawsuit. Orchestrated the mailing of “anonymous letters” designed to discredit Wendy Titelman.
Gail Vernon (pseudonym) – Witness to Andy Titelman repeatedly sliding his daughter, Jessica, over his groin while singing, “touching, touching, touching,” while sitting in Ruth Mitchell ballet waiting area during the Spring of 2000. She called Crimes Against Children and Cobb County DFACS to report this incident and was never contacted for an investigation. Testified at the final custody hearing before Judge Jon Bo Wood in June, 2000. Since, she and her husband Michael tried to deliver gifts to Amanda and Jessica on several occasions and was contacted by the Cobb County Police department and told to stop. When she stated there was nothing in any order preventing the children from receiving gifts from their mother, the detective told her the court order was being changed. She is also a petitioner in the juvenile court case.
Michael Vernon (pseudonym) – Husband of Gail Vernon who tried to deliver gifts to Amanda and Jessica on several occasions. He is also a petitioner in the juvenile court case and a resident of Cobb County who is very concerned with his government and their lack of protection of Amanda and Jessica.
George Washington – Supervisor at Cobb County DFACS who testified at the ex parte hearing in September, 2000. He stated there had been numerous investigations, and that he had read Dr. Matherne’s report and that “there was no information that would overturn the judge’s earlier ruling that the custody should be with the father.” Even though Judge Teel with the Mississippi, Harrison County Chancery Court ordered the report to be given to DFACS, Dr. Matherne’s report cannot be found in the DFACS file and there is no recording of any investigation.
Tom Weathers – Cobb County Assistant District Attorney who dismissed all allegations of sexual abuse based on the reports of Diane Woods, Dr. Elizabeth King and Detective Amy Henderson. He was present for Wendy Titelman’s testimony to the grand jury in June, 2001.
Lorita Whitaker – Court appointed therapist for Amanda and Jessica who during the criminal trial served as the prosecution’s “expert witness consultant” and the State’s representative to assist Francey Hakes in her cross examination of Wendy Titelman’s expert witnesses, attempting to help the state convict Wendy Titelman, her clients’ mother. She told the court that she has told the children that their mother does not want to see them and accused her of trying to feed the children to the alligators. Sent an e-mail to Bryan Wilson, foreperson of the criminal jury, threatening him for having written the letter to DA Patrick Head and Judge James Bodiford. In her deposition for the custody case she refused to answer any questions about the children and stated her loyalty was to Andy Titelman. She said she has seen no reports, videos or tapes regarding the abuse of Amanda and Jessica and is not interested in seeing any. She said it has nothing to do with her role as therapist to the girls. It was reported by Asst. DA Francey Hakes during her deposition that Ms. Whitaker talks frequently with the girls about, ” Mrs. Titelman telling the children what to say and to lie about daddy and that Daddy never touched them” and “about the incidents surrounding their being taken to Mississippi.” She refuses to talk with Wendy Titelman.
Bryan Wilson – Foreperson of the criminal trial jury who wrote a letter in behalf of the jurors to District Attorney Patrick Head and Judge James Bodiford expressing their outrage over the malicious prosecution and treatment of Wendy Titelman, the State’s failure to protect the children, and the cover up of sexual abuse by the District Attorney’s office, DFACS, and court appointed representatives. He has courageously maintained his interest in spite of threats from Lorita Whitaker and suggestions from Judge Bodiford that the jurors should lose their homes and automobiles for writing the letter. He has stated he is concerned for the welfare of the children.
Judge Jon Bo Wood Walker – County Superior Court Judge who presided in the final custody hearing in June, 2000, and after hearing evidence of the sexual abuse of Amanda and Jessica by their father, Andrew Titelman, he awarded full custody to Andrew Titelman.
J. Diane Woods – Attorney and court appointed guardian ad litem. Her duty was to represent the interests of Amanda and Jessica in the custody case. She convinced Judge Bodiford and Judge Wood to ignore the abundant evidence of the girls’ sexual abuse by Andrew Titelman, and to put the children in his custody. She has deliberately covered up the children’s sexual abuse to protect herself from accountability for her actions. She has now admitted under oath in a deposition that she has no expertise in child sexual abuse and never spoke to the girls about the abuse allegations. Billed approximately $22,000 for her “services” and seized Wendy Titelman’s interest in her home. Urged Judge Bodiford to bar all contact between the children and their mother, and their mother’s relatives. In Wendy Titelman’s criminal trial she was exposed as incompetent and a liar. Strongly criticized by the criminal jury in their letter to Patrick Head and Judge Bodiford. Refused to sue Richard Ducote over his letter accusing her of the deliberate cover-up. She is a defendant in the federal malicious prosecution lawsuit. Ms. Woods bears more responsibility than any other individual for the destruction of Amanda and Jessica. She is now attempting to get Georgia law changed so that she cannot be later sued by Amanda and Jessica.