Reporters: Catholic Church Settlements Link Family Courts to Child Abuse Sex Scandals and Sex Trafficking Rings Paid By Sales of Family Homes
Mothers, fathers and gangs of reporters continue to sift through private settlement agreements connected with the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals that were used to protect priests. For hundreds of years children were sexually abused by priests acting as religious leaders and in positions of great respect in communities throughout the country. Now that legal settlements are coming to light, it is being revealed that for at least the last three decades, a startling link has been discovered that connects judges and family law attorneys to sex trafficking and pedophile rings from California to South Carolina where children were raped, abused and trafficked during the divorce of their parents.
Papers and secret sources indicate Judge Peter McBrien , retired Sacramento judge who now is double dipping taxpayers as a family court Commissioner, used the prestige of his office to traffic children in Sacramento's family courts through an orphanage known as Sacramento Children's Home. McBrien's criminal activity does not appear to have been isolated to Sacramento, and these settlement papers indicated he used his contacts in Napa, Contra Costa, Orange and Santa Clara County to refer families to private judge cases where secret proceedings became the frontline for criminal enterprises designed to harm the state's most vulnerable children for profit. McBrein is connected to thousands of the state's private judging cases, where children of parents divorcing in counties with high property values, or tech and social media businesses had children used to fund the enterprise by legally terminating custody of protective parents, and allowing child abusers and sex traffickers to use family courts to silence children and protective parents. Confidential court papers in cases where parents were never married appear to indicate the worst abuses.
Settlement papers connected to St. Mary's church in Gilroy, California show children were placed in the county's orphanage by government workers and private lawyers connected to family court or CPS cases. Children raised in these systems describe horrific abuses of drugging and financial deprivation after being taken from Child Protective Services (CPS) or from families divorcing in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties. Attorneys Richard Roggia, James Cox and Sharon Roper's names appear connected to some of the most horrific abuses.
Papers also reveal that in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties attorneys Bradford Baugh, Lynne Yates Carter, Bill Dok, Leah Amini, Heather Allan, Jessica Huey, Jim Hoover, Marilyn Moreno, Elise Mitchell, Joseph Russoniello , Sharon Roper, James Cox, Irwin Joseph, Michael Smith, Hector Moreno and Donelle Morgan were connected to money laundering through an auto body shop out of Los Altos that brought undocumented immigrants to Silicon Valley to work as "nannies" and companions for tech executives engaging in some of the worst child and sex abuse cases in the state. Lawyers connected to the scandal appear to have been awarded with hundreds of millions in attorney fee awards, private judge assignments and appointments as minor's counsel in some of the state's wealthiest divorce and custody cases.
Funding for the trafficking and child abuse enterprises appears to be coming from the conversion of home and business equity as well as cash laundered through the Catholic Church as "donations".
Most alarming is a connection to Los Gatos. California , where papers indicate attorneys Walter Hammon, Rebekah Frye and Catherine Gallagher have been using connections to the local judiciary and powerful real estate developers to raise money through donations made to St. Mary's and Shir Hadash that have gone to fund supervised visitation centers, reunification camps and unlicensed non- profit groups to brainwash children being trafficked though Silicon Valley's courts and religious institutions such as St. Mary's and Yavneh Day School.
Ten years after the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal broke on the front pages of the Boston Globe, the full extent of harm inflicted on children through the nation's churches , synagogues and family courts continues to be secreted by lawyers and judges who knew and who allowed these horrific crimes against children to continue.
Lawyers names associated with these settlements are now being redacted and reviewed in a manner that would allow children and parents to collect monetary awards, which many describe as insufficient given the stolen innocence these lawyers, judges, politicians and religious leaders took as they sought only to profit and advance their own careers.