Friday, August 22, 2014
Parents of Denise Wright Must Go to Court to Regain Children
Child Protective Services have refused to return the children of James and Denise Wright, even though someone else has been charged in the murder of 6 year old Jenise Wright.
CPS will, if neglect is suspected, remove children from a home when a child goes missing. If the account given by parents is suspect, the other children are removed as a precaution, with appropriate relatives having first opportunities for kin placement.
Once the crime is solved, the children are returned to innocent parents.
Not so, in the case of James and Denise Wright.
In fact, they are going to have to fight CPS in court.
Generally, there is an agreement of sorts, entered into by both parties, the parents and the State, where the children are returned, and the parents agree to unannounced visitation, child interviews, and general supervision or oversight for a period of time, to make sure the children are safe.
That CPS has refused to return the children and have forced the issue into court, tells us that they have serious concerns about the safety and wellbeing of the children, so much so, that no agreement could be reached.
This means that CPS believes that returning the children to the Wrights would put them in "jeopardy", that is, at a high risk of serious harm, that would warrant professional intervention.
Gabe Gaeta, 17 (below) has been arrested in the child's murder.
There appears to be a connection with Gaeta, and James Wright, who had, years past, also been accused of child molestation.
Is there a sexual abuse link between Gaeta and Wright?
At this time, there are not quotes that we might glean information from, instead relying on the fact that CPS is known for making deals and agreements in order to keep children in the home but here they are holding their ground, defended by the Attorney General's office, and that they believe a court order must be in place to keep the other children reasonably safe from James and Denise Wright.
If it was simply the neglect of allowing the 6 year old to wander, I think an agreement would have been reached, unless, in the course of the interviews, the Wrights revealed an implacable belief that a 6 year old should have no supervision, and that no amount of instruction, classes, therapy, and so on, could convince them otherwise.
While wanting to get their children back, parents will agree to most anything.
This tells us that Child Protective Services has a very serious and bothersome issue against the Wrights and do not believe the children are safe.
Court date is in October.