Kanawha County Prosecutor Responds To...

Kanawha County Prosecutor Responds To Abuse Allegations

There are 313 comments on the WCHS-TV Charleston story from Feb 27, 2014, titled Kanawha County Prosecutor Responds To Abuse Allegations. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants is being investigated by the West Virginia State Police after his ex-wife alleged he used excessive discipline on one of their children.

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miss manners

Charleston, WV

#1 Feb 27, 2014
pop popcorn sit back watch the lastest reality show.

SMH
Owen Boone

Cedar Grove, WV

#2 Feb 28, 2014
Why do women tend to report child abuse AFTER they break up with/divorce a man? When you hold information over someone's head to manipulate them it is called EXTORTION. I believe women who with hold information about abuse until AFTER their relationship with a man should be tried for EXTORTION/CONCEALING A CRIME.
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mixed emotions

Hockessin, DE

#4 Feb 28, 2014
Owen Boone wrote:
Why do women tend to report child abuse AFTER they break up with/divorce a man? When you hold information over someone's head to manipulate them it is called EXTORTION. I believe women who with hold information about abuse until AFTER their relationship with a man should be tried for EXTORTION/CONCEALING A CRIME.
That's a 10-4 Bigg Dogg.
PlantsSupporter

Hamilton, OH

#5 Feb 28, 2014
One only has to look at the lawyer Allison Plants selected. Mike Clifford is nothing but a bottom feeding piece of scum. That is this one persons opinion.

Allison Plants never seemed to have an issue with spanking until her ex was remarried and expecting another child.

Spanking your own child is not a crime. Perhaps if more parents spanked their children the jails would be a little less full.

It is a shame to use your children as pawns in a game with your ex.
seriously

Charleston, WV

#6 Feb 28, 2014
Think about it- The ex-wife has been quiet through all of this. Did you even read the article? Why do you want to condemn her? It says "excessive discipline". So maybe they had agreed on spanking before. Maybe this time Mark went beyond spanking and things got "excessive" as it says. Why assume that the ex is making it up? There must be bruises or something going on for her to seek and receive a protective order and for an investigation to be done. Sounds like she is a good mother trying to protect her children.
this is serious

Hurricane, WV

#7 Feb 28, 2014
seriously wrote:
Think about it- The ex-wife has been quiet through all of this. Did you even read the article? Why do you want to condemn her? It says "excessive discipline". So maybe they had agreed on spanking before. Maybe this time Mark went beyond spanking and things got "excessive" as it says. Why assume that the ex is making it up? There must be bruises or something going on for her to seek and receive a protective order and for an investigation to be done. Sounds like she is a good mother trying to protect her children.
The West Virginia State Police are investigating. Their crimes against children task force. Among the best in the nation. If they charge him then clearly there is real evidence. Sounds like something tragic has occurred here. Pray for the children
Patiece

Marlinton, WV

#8 Mar 1, 2014
If the ex wanted to take him down, she would have called a press conference months ago. God knows he has given her plenty of material to work with.

Let's wait and see if investigators agree this is a "spanking" issue.
BeenThere

Charleston, WV

#9 Mar 1, 2014
Most, not all, but most "child abuse" cases are simply a "mother" retaliating on her ex for being happy. I have seen this with a girl that goes to my grandmother's church in Eastern Kanawha. She has cried 'abuse' for 2-3 years and finally run him to the bone. They have been dropped in all the cases, but she continued to accuse. At first, everyone believed her, now in the church and community, people are starting to see her true colors. It is sad really. Exes are exes for a reason, time to move on. Hopefully, truth comes out. If he did, he did. If not, then hopefully she will pay for her issues.
lame

Marlinton, WV

#10 Mar 1, 2014
seriously wrote:
Think about it- The ex-wife has been quiet through all of this. Did you even read the article? Why do you want to condemn her? It says "excessive discipline". So maybe they had agreed on spanking before. Maybe this time Mark went beyond spanking and things got "excessive" as it says. Why assume that the ex is making it up? There must be bruises or something going on for her to seek and receive a protective order and for an investigation to be done. Sounds like she is a good mother trying to protect her children.
Exactly. He gave he a lot to work with. Why would she wait 4 months to do something!!
lame

Marlinton, WV

#11 Mar 1, 2014
Owen Boone wrote:
Why do women tend to report child abuse AFTER they break up with/divorce a man? When you hold information over someone's head to manipulate them it is called EXTORTION. I believe women who with hold information about abuse until AFTER their relationship with a man should be tried for EXTORTION/CONCEALING A CRIME.
Maybe you should have more information!
Tommy

Bladensburg, MD

#12 Mar 1, 2014
She's just mad because he traded her in on a newer model. I'm quite sure being in an elected office Mr. Plants is somewhat of a politician and knows better than to do anything out of line with an angry ex wife. He did abuse his office and his powers getting his new wife raises and traffic offenses lessened and/or dropped, so in MY opinion if anything gets him into trouble it would be a direct result of that. The good thing for him in this is that they're not going after him in a morals court because if they were he'd surely be convicted. I have a young son and if he is too out of line I WILL NOT hesitate to"spank" him. That, my friends, is called parenting not abuse. If there weren't bruises on the children it could hardly constitute abuse and if that's the case I truly hope he sues her for slander.
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lame

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Mar 2, 2014
Tommy wrote:
She's just mad because he traded her in on a newer model. I'm quite sure being in an elected office Mr. Plants is somewhat of a politician and knows better than to do anything out of line with an angry ex wife. He did abuse his office and his powers getting his new wife raises and traffic offenses lessened and/or dropped, so in MY opinion if anything gets him into trouble it would be a direct result of that. The good thing for him in this is that they're not going after him in a morals court because if they were he'd surely be convicted. I have a young son and if he is too out of line I WILL NOT hesitate to"spank" him. That, my friends, is called parenting not abuse. If there weren't bruises on the children it could hardly constitute abuse and if that's the case I truly hope he sues her for slander.
Tommy-
Spanking is spanking. And then there is beating Plants ex wife could have used a WHOLE lot of other ammunition in the last few months to 'take him down'. Has she spoke to the media??? Has anyone heard a peep from her??? No. Tell ya what tommy. Give Mark your biggest belt and turn gorilla Plants loose on your kids. You may change your tune. And IMHO the new Mrs Plants is a downgrade. I guess if you're in to girls who are crazy, have their GED, have fake teeth, can't keep a job, and cheat on their husbands then she is the female for you.
Ladylover

Charleston, WV

#16 Mar 2, 2014
Turnaround is Fair Play wrote:
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Absolutely!
Amen to that!!!! she is jealous that hubby can move on and have a life and new family. Good thought perhaps that make-up was used for the child abuse. She says she is going to get married to another attorney, Craig Kaye, who have been lovers, according to her, for 3 years. People should let others move on and not try to get even, over what? only her two boys are suffering by having a restraining order and Mark can not see or be anywhere near his two boys..this is so sick... Mark sucked it up when he found out about her affairs and moved on, why cant she??? remember, what goes around, comes around. stay with your pot of gold. money is always the first in line. there is nothing shes kept secret. brag, brag, brag... Any man out there have common sense???? RUN RUN RUN....
Ladylover

Charleston, WV

#17 Mar 2, 2014
BeenThere wrote:
Most, not all, but most "child abuse" cases are simply a "mother" retaliating on her ex for being happy. I have seen this with a girl that goes to my grandmother's church in Eastern Kanawha. She has cried 'abuse' for 2-3 years and finally run him to the bone. They have been dropped in all the cases, but she continued to accuse. At first, everyone believed her, now in the church and community, people are starting to see her true colors. It is sad really. Exes are exes for a reason, time to move on. Hopefully, truth comes out. If he did, he did. If not, then hopefully she will pay for her issues.
the community is starting to see the wolf in sheeps clothing. she has nothing., no house, no money, no job. she gave this all up because he found out about her affairs. she says shes going to marry a rich attorney and live in Quarry Creek. if this is true, leave Mark alone and get on with your life. think of what you are doing to your two boys.... shame on you...
wtf r u retarded

Weston, WV

#18 Mar 2, 2014
Ladylover wrote:
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the community is starting to see the wolf in sheeps clothing. she has nothing., no house, no money, no job. she gave this all up because he found out about her affairs. she says shes going to marry a rich attorney and live in Quarry Creek. if this is true, leave Mark alone and get on with your life. think of what you are doing to your two boys.... shame on you...
oh let me get this right now----mark plants found out his wife was fooling around on him so he took up with his secretary gave her all kinds of raises had a baby with secretary while secretary married to other man and lead other man that it was his baby for a year-----now you expect someone to think this is the first mrs plants fault?????? what type of idiot are you and how dare you think we are that ignorant. rubbish.
Ladylover

Charleston, WV

#19 Mar 2, 2014
neither one could keep their pants or mouths shut...you hit the nail on the head, got that right. just another example of a poor, uneducated, scorned woman....get on with life and think of your kids and not yourself...your post name saids it all for you. We guys have more common sense. Charges such as these against husbands just make the wives look silly and any reputation has been flushed down the toilet. go to the end of your rainbow, get your pot of gold(which will never happen) and dream on. I've had my say on this subject so "over and out" on this childish claim.
OMG

Weston, WV

#20 Mar 2, 2014
Ladylover wrote:
neither one could keep their pants or mouths shut...you hit the nail on the head, got that right. just another example of a poor, uneducated, scorned woman....get on with life and think of your kids and not yourself...your post name saids it all for you. We guys have more common sense. Charges such as these against husbands just make the wives look silly and any reputation has been flushed down the toilet. go to the end of your rainbow, get your pot of gold(which will never happen) and dream on. I've had my say on this subject so "over and out" on this childish claim.
do I sense frustration....maybe a loose brain cells or lack of---im not sure.
Plants supporter

Charleston, WV

#21 Mar 3, 2014
OMG wrote:
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do I sense frustration....maybe a loose brain cells or lack of---im not sure.
No one is loosing brain cells except you. everyone knows you are the wtf and omg post name. you are the sick one putting mental abuse on your two boys. perhaps Mark should take action and get full custody of his boys for a safe environment and away from the drama and fake accusations. you said he beat you, mental and physical abuse, why didnt you file a complaint during this time being married??? you tell all of your personal business on twitter, my space and facebook. after reading your intament stories, I removed myself off your list. Mr. K should have better taste and not go after a Junior High mentality girl. anyone who would post personal information about their so called lover, isnt right. No one believes you anyway that such an attorney would put his rep on the line. so dream on, hurt your ex and your boys. In the end, you will be the only one hurt and left holding the bag. I wouldnt want my children around you right now with this situation which will keep snow balling because you just cant keep your mouth shut and your life is drama. give you enough rope and you will hang yourself(or should I say, you have already hung yourself).. I support Mark all the way...
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OMG

Charleston, WV

#23 Mar 3, 2014
do you also delude yourself with thoughts of the easter bunny arriving soon?
seriously

Charleston, WV

#24 Mar 3, 2014
Mark Will Survive wrote:
Like all worthless ex's, it's just another pathetic, miserable woman who wants to stir up the pot up again!

This will blow over quickly, and maybe she will then finally dry up and blow away from all of existence as well.
You sound like a sick scorned pathetic loser. Why would you try to blame anything on Mark's ex? She is simply trying to protect her children.

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