An Orange County mother continues to fight for the
safety of her child. For months, Ruby Dillon has claimed that her
daughter is being sexually abused by her father. Now, Tustin police are backing
her story. Investigators on this case believe they finally have enough
evidence. They filed their case with the Orange County District
Attorney's office. Now, they wait to see if the DA will prosecute.
In the meantime, Dillon's
attorney is taking on Child Protective Services. "Orange County
Child Protective Services has an affirmative obligation to protect this little
girl and immediately remove her from what is an obvious and dangerous
situation," said Brian Claypool. If CPS doesn't act, he is demanding
a criminal investigation of the folks who run the department.
Dillon claims that when she reported the suspected
sexual abuse, her daughter was taken away from her and given to the alleged
molester. The father denies the allegations against him. But after a lengthy
investigation, the Tustin Police Department filed a case with the Orange County
DA. Detectives say the father should be prosecuted on six felony counts--
ranging from child abuse to sexual child abuse. The DA's office is now
reviewing the case.
Claypool and Dillon claim CPS in Orange County has
repeatedly ignored evidence of sexual abuse and has punished the mother for
making allegations against the father. But C.P.S. officials say this case is in
family court and they don't make those decisions, only the judge.
Claypool says,"That's a bunch of hogwash." He says, while this
case remains in Family Court, CPS is still involved because one of their
workers allegedly provided false and misleading information to the judge that
led to that judge continuing to allow the child to remain with the father.
The mother is now asking for a
special hearing with the judge to ask him to consider taking custody away from
the father now that police have filed their case with the DA.