Ex-social services officer faces mole...

Ex-social services officer faces molestation charges

There are 49 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jan 30, 2008, titled Ex-social services officer faces molestation charges. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

A retired Middlesex County social services officer who advocated for decades on behalf of disturbed and disadvantaged boys has been charged with molesting boys last summer and fall, according to the Virginia ...

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sickend

Orange Park, FL

#1 Feb 13, 2008
I have had my suspitions for years, when they look into all of his other foster chlidren they might be surprised...
I this how he helps protect children...
your suspicions

Severn, MD

#2 Feb 18, 2008
Your suspicians were right, An Aunt in a well known case there was right about her gut instinct to. Something from the start just was not right. In her case She was in at the beginning even at some of the parents court cases. Arthur Bracke was asked by the Aunt to get custody of nieces. He stated the children are not going anywhere with anyone at that time until the court case against the parents were over. Said Aunt did everything required with license from her state to gain custody of blood niece first. Then her social workers in her state were going to help recieve the non blood niece in her home so that the sisters may grow up together. The sisters are of different race and are separated in Middlesex County by Arthur Bracke and his Department.But if you look on the virginia adoption site you will see families that are kept together to be adopted . Why was this case Different? The Color of the two children! In this case Interstate Compact papers were sent to the wrong county,Arthur Bracke and his office took well over a year to give Aunt visitation rights,only to introduce the aunt as a friend only. the said aunt could not show any affection to blood niece. Arthur Bracke office also took it upon themselves to be part of Conflict Of Interest in the case. This is why the Aunt was treated so badly. The Worker there a Lawyer is friends with the family to the foster care provider and works with them. The Aunt has all the proof. The parents were never charged with any abuse as alleged by Arthur and his crew. Go to Arthur Bracke home page he claims to be the PIED PIPER. Sick huh?There is also alot more conflict of interest in the aunts case. The judge against the parents was in the aunts case the lawyer for the foster care provider to get custody of niece. The judge was the judge against the parents that by the way had no founded evidence against them of child neglect or child abuse. Then the judge in the aunts case.Who by the way passed in her state to be awarded custody by her state. The papers said placement: with relatives-no plan B. Then and only after the relatives pettitioned did the foster care provider petition for custody of said child. Then thats when Aunts Interstate Compact papers got lost Sent to wrong County in aunts state. Then aunt called Arthur Brackes office only to be told by a mr. genise that he did not know who the social worker was in my case and I was on my own! This aunts state social workers could not believe this! Is this place a joke? Many people from his office quit,got fired,or secretly resigned. Then it is told that the lawyer for the social services who did not know the aunt nor ever met the aunt, works with the town council for south hampton with the family that are her friends and the friend of the foster care provider. You tell me ? Corruption at its best. I'm sure the judges their knew this also but I guess they did not know who was the lawyer and head of the town council either. Big cover up. If you know anything about any cases their please contact wavy tv-10 and dispatch times. They would love to hear your story. Maybe others will now step forward to fight this man and his office to recieve justice and recieve their families back and put these corrupt pigs behind bars. We are trying to re-open cases that had no evidence of child neglect or child abuse by Arthur Bracke and his office. Just their GOOD WORD OF MOUTH! Who refuse to be on tv interview or interviewed by the dispatch times! Why they have alot to hide!!!!!!! If you know anything please contact wavy tv-10 and dispatch times.Thank you.
UNKNOWN

Richmond, VA

#3 Feb 20, 2008
AS FAR AS THE ALLEGATIONS AGAIST MR. BRACKE, I THINK THEY ARE FALSE AND THAT WHOEVER ALLEGED THESE THINGS ARE JUST MAD BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF THEM. A CHILD CAN BE TALKED INTO SAYING ANYTHING TO GET WHAT THEY WANT. THIS IS SOMEONE'S LIFE THESE PEOPLE ARE MESSING WITH AND SO I THINK THEY NEED TO THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#4 Feb 20, 2008
UNKNOWN wrote:
AS FAR AS THE ALLEGATIONS AGAIST MR. BRACKE, I THINK THEY ARE FALSE AND THAT WHOEVER ALLEGED THESE THINGS ARE JUST MAD BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF THEM. A CHILD CAN BE TALKED INTO SAYING ANYTHING TO GET WHAT THEY WANT. THIS IS SOMEONE'S LIFE THESE PEOPLE ARE MESSING WITH AND SO I THINK THEY NEED TO THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
He didnt care about the life that he had on the end of his puppet strings. He is a pedophile and needs to be imprisoned for the rest of his sorry life.
lets just see

Hyattsville, MD

#5 Feb 22, 2008
lets just see how many children and families he cared about for the last 21 years!!!!!!!
Watching

United States

#6 Feb 29, 2008
ARE YOU KIDDIN ME.. I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE NEVER HAD MY CHILDREN TAKEN FROM HIM... GET YOU HEAD OUT OF YOUR A** AND SEE WHATS GOING ON..ART BRACKE IS A CHILD MOLESTOR AND I HOPE HE ROTS IN JAIL, BUT AFTER BUBBA SHOWS HIM WHAT II'S ALL ABOUT. YOU PROBABLY HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM, THOSE WOULD BE THE ONLY PEOPLE TO DEFEND HIM.
Wanda

United States

#7 Mar 13, 2008
YOU PEOPLE ARE WRONG!!!!! YOU PROBABLY DON'T EVEN KNOW HIM OR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YEARS TO HELP THESE TROUBLED KIDS. HE TOOK THESE KIDS IN WHEN THEIR OWN PARENTS WOULDN'T. HE TOOK THEM IN WHEN THE STATE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING WITH THEM. HE EVEN ADOPTED A FEW. YES, THERE WERE SOME THAT HE COULDN'T EVEN HELP AND THEY ARE IN PRISON TODAY, BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT HE DID IN FACT HELP. THEY HAVE GROWN TO BE GOOD PEOPLE WITH FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN NOW. I KNOW BECAUSE MY BROTHER WAS ONE OF THEM. WHEN HE WAS WITH ART, HE DID WONDERFUL. BUT IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO GO BACK HOME AND HE DIDN'T DO SO GOOD THEN. MY FAMILY THINKS THE WORLD OF ART BRACKE AND WE WILL BACK HIM UP 100% WITH THIS CASE. SOME ANGRY PARENT WHO LOST THEIR CHILD, BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING WITH THEM PROBABLY SET THE FIRE AND GOT THEIR CHILDREN TO LIE!!!!! WHEN PEOPLE HEAR OF A CHILD MOLESTER THEY AUTOMATICALY SAY "GUILTY". WELL EXCUSE ME, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE CONIVING ENOUGH TO SET PEOPLE UP TOO. I FAIL TO BELIEVE THAT ART BRACKE IS GUILTY. HE CARED ABOUT THOSE BOYS THAT HE TRIED TO HELP. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM, BUT CAN'T DO IT BECAUSE THEY ARE CALLED "CHILD MOLESTERS". THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT GENUINELY WANT TO HELP KIDS WHEN THEIR OWN PARENTS OR FAMILY MEMBERS CAN'T OR WON'T. DON'T JUDGE UNTIL YOU KNOW ALL FACTS FOR SURE.

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#8 Mar 13, 2008
OMG..Is there an epidemic of caps-lock keys sticking? Art genuinely wanted to help--HELP HIMSELF TO NEW DATING MATERIAL. He did wrong by a lot of people and by the law.
Wanda

United States

#9 Mar 16, 2008
You need to stick to you own quote, "OMG quit fussin!!!"

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#10 Mar 16, 2008
Wanda wrote:
You need to stick to you own quote, "OMG quit fussin!!!"
What a useful reply Wanda. If you feel comfortable going around supporting a pedophile then more power to you. Anyone who has been on a computer for more than 3 seconds knows that caps mean yelling. Caps do not make the point any better or worse.
Wanda

United States

#11 Mar 17, 2008
knowin yo business wrote:
<quoted text>
What a useful reply Wanda. If you feel comfortable going around supporting a pedophile then more power to you. Anyone who has been on a computer for more than 3 seconds knows that caps mean yelling. Caps do not make the point any better or worse.
I do not support pedophiles!! I am truly disgusted by them as anyone would be. When they are proven to be so. I had just recently found out about Art Bracke and was angry. The first thing that came to mind was him being set up by an angry family. So please excuse me for having my caps locked. Not everyone who is accused of molestation is actually guilty of it. These days parents tell their own children to accuse people of it. These days to many people are to quick to judge. Maybe you have all the facts and know more about this, I don't know. Did he have his trial? Was he found guilty? What is going on so far? I am not one to believe what the media puts out on the news. My brother was questioned because he was one of Art's "kids". He had nothing but good things to say about him. My family only knows of Art Bracke as a kind man who went out of his way to help when no one else could or would. Do you know him personally?

“OMG quit fussin!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Poq. and Proud of it

#12 Mar 17, 2008
Wanda wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not support pedophiles!! I am truly disgusted by them as anyone would be. When they are proven to be so. I had just recently found out about Art Bracke and was angry. The first thing that came to mind was him being set up by an angry family. So please excuse me for having my caps locked. Not everyone who is accused of molestation is actually guilty of it. These days parents tell their own children to accuse people of it. These days to many people are to quick to judge. Maybe you have all the facts and know more about this, I don't know. Did he have his trial? Was he found guilty? What is going on so far? I am not one to believe what the media puts out on the news. My brother was questioned because he was one of Art's "kids". He had nothing but good things to say about him. My family only knows of Art Bracke as a kind man who went out of his way to help when no one else could or would. Do you know him personally?
If you dealt with him and had a good non-touching deal then good for you. You are in the minority. I am waiting for the outcome. If it comes out that he is innocent-which I doubt-then I will retract my opinion. But not until that happens.
Wanda

United States

#13 Mar 18, 2008
knowin yo business wrote:
<quoted text>
If you dealt with him and had a good non-touching deal then good for you. You are in the minority. I am waiting for the outcome. If it comes out that he is innocent-which I doubt-then I will retract my opinion. But not until that happens.
If it turns out that the facts support him being guilty, then I will change my opinion as well. Right now all there is, is what the media is saying and what people are saying here. That isn't enough for me. Yes, I did have a good non-touching deal, but I'm the wrong sex if he is guilty!
Another Believer

Williamsburg, VA

#14 Apr 15, 2008
Hello Wanda, I ran across this blog site just today. Thank you for your support! Art DOES have friends that KNOW FOR A FACT all the good he has done! I have figured out who you are and I believe your brother can tell you who I am. Your family is is my prayers and I wish you all well. Keep up the faith.
Wanda wrote:
YOU PEOPLE ARE WRONG!!!!! YOU PROBABLY DON'T EVEN KNOW HIM OR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YEARS TO HELP THESE TROUBLED KIDS. HE TOOK THESE KIDS IN WHEN THEIR OWN PARENTS WOULDN'T. HE TOOK THEM IN WHEN THE STATE COULDN'T DO ANYTHING WITH THEM. HE EVEN ADOPTED A FEW. YES, THERE WERE SOME THAT HE COULDN'T EVEN HELP AND THEY ARE IN PRISON TODAY, BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT HE DID IN FACT HELP. THEY HAVE GROWN TO BE GOOD PEOPLE WITH FAMILIES OF THEIR OWN NOW. I KNOW BECAUSE MY BROTHER WAS ONE OF THEM. WHEN HE WAS WITH ART, HE DID WONDERFUL. BUT IT WAS TIME FOR HIM TO GO BACK HOME AND HE DIDN'T DO SO GOOD THEN. MY FAMILY THINKS THE WORLD OF ART BRACKE AND WE WILL BACK HIM UP 100% WITH THIS CASE. SOME ANGRY PARENT WHO LOST THEIR CHILD, BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING WITH THEM PROBABLY SET THE FIRE AND GOT THEIR CHILDREN TO LIE!!!!! WHEN PEOPLE HEAR OF A CHILD MOLESTER THEY AUTOMATICALY SAY "GUILTY". WELL EXCUSE ME, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE CONIVING ENOUGH TO SET PEOPLE UP TOO. I FAIL TO BELIEVE THAT ART BRACKE IS GUILTY. HE CARED ABOUT THOSE BOYS THAT HE TRIED TO HELP. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM, BUT CAN'T DO IT BECAUSE THEY ARE CALLED "CHILD MOLESTERS". THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT GENUINELY WANT TO HELP KIDS WHEN THEIR OWN PARENTS OR FAMILY MEMBERS CAN'T OR WON'T. DON'T JUDGE UNTIL YOU KNOW ALL FACTS FOR SURE.
Wheat and Tares

United States

#15 Apr 16, 2008
lets just see wrote:
lets just see how many children and families he cared about for the last 21 years!!!!!!!
Agreed. My hopes are truth and nothing but.
If the man is guilty, which this is leaning towards, give him a cell with effeminate men.
yes I agree

Gaithersburg, MD

#16 Apr 29, 2008
If this man is guilty I hope he gets all he deserves in his cell. May all his loyal friends have visits with him. God only knows how many boys he had in his home got visits with their families. He seemed to have gotten rid of the boys quickly.He has trashed all the boys who have lived in his home. Read his personal web page.His personal homepage .He claims all the boys from age 8 and up all had problems when he recieved them in his home and states they all became alcholics and drug addicts.But he could not cure any of them. Gota wonder why? He also states if any of them say anything bad about him no one will believe them.
Sharon

Gaithersburg, MD

#17 Apr 29, 2008
Arthur Bracke has been indicted for arson/attempt of murder of his adopted son. He has been indicted for sexual molestation of young boys. If this man was truly an outstanding citizen as they are saying on here and are quick to defend him,then why has this all gone to the grand jury?
There must be some very good evidence against him,would you not say? From what I hear, since Arthur Bracke got arrested alot of his office resigned and or quit all of a sudden. I think more than just him are being investigated as I have been told. Computers from that office have and were confiscated . So there is alot more at which he may be indicted for besides what we are hearing. They are still investigating more.
Sharon

Gaithersburg, MD

#18 Apr 29, 2008
I have also heard that this Arthur Bracke never had a Social Workers License or a Foster Care Provider License not even an Adoption Agent License as he says on his personal web page.

Since: Apr 08

mathews va

#19 Apr 29, 2008
anyone who hurts an innocent child should be treated like a murderer far as im concerned, because the mental scars stay with them for life!

Since: Apr 08

Irvington, VA

#20 May 2, 2008
I would like to think a person involved in the social services wouldn't of done something like this. I will be watching this case. And if he is found guilty, I would hope he recieves the maximum

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