Foster parent and youth services employee charged with sexually...

Full story: Burlington Free Press

A Montpelier youth services employee and foster care parent from Bethel has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, said Vermont State Police in Royalton.
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Mar 14, 2008
 

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Montpelier, I'm a family member... I know more about what's going on in this case than what YOU read about in the paper. He was having the charges dropped, and it was never going to go to trial....
I really don't care to hear your OPINION, when your so quick to judge without being AT ALL informed on the FACTS. So you lived there for two years over 15 years ago..., does that make you an expert? Did he ever try anything with you that was inappropriate?... You needed someone when you were 8 years old, and his family was there for you. Maybe you should get over yourself a little bit, and stop blaming others for your own insecurities...
Nobody called you because you haven't been in the house in the last 10 years... and those are the children they questioned. And as far as the suicide goes, I'm not quite sure what to say. I'm a little mixed up on that one myself, and honestly I'm having a hard time getting a grasp on it... I don't think that it was justified, or the right way to handle things. But I can definitely say that it was not a cowardly thing to do. These accusations destroyed his life, his family's life, and tarnished his relationship with EVERYONE around him... and unless any of us TRULY knows how that feels, I think it's best to keep your OPINIONS to yourself.... For the sake of his family, and his friends that know the TRUTH.
Saddened

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#23
Mar 14, 2008
 
Well informed, I think you summed it up pretty well right there. In this day of blogging and posting comments to a news story from a year ago it only points out more clearly how much ignorance and thoughlessness there is in the world. With everything that the family and close friends have been through, with everyone who was helped through that house, and with what has happened this week why are we still arguing about anything.
Disgusted College Student

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#24
Mar 14, 2008
 
Well Informed, my heart goes out to you... and the rest of the family... I graduated with Nathan (walked for Graduation with him, in fact) and have always loved your family so much. I am impressed with how well you handle idiots like Montpelier in such a hard time... stay strong, and know that Frank was loved... <3
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Mar 14, 2008
 
Thank you Saddened... I appreciate the kind and compassionate words. It's nice to let go of the anger, and just try to understand sometimes.... Thanks again.
Well Informed-

Nashua, NH

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#26
Mar 14, 2008
 
Thank you too college student... I'm going home to see everyone this weekend, going to be tuff under ALL the circumstances surrounding this. Unfortunately Nathan will be one of the people MOST EFFECTED, Frank was his everything.
Thank you so much for the "thoughts", and I'll be sure to tell Nathan you're thinking of him and all of us!

MEANS SO MUCH...
a friend

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Mar 14, 2008
 
Amy - known as Montpelier, VT - you should be ashamed of yourself for the lies you have posted in the last year.
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#28
Mar 14, 2008
 
Amy - I should add that I also lived in the same household you did - a large and loving home where all of us learned to pick up our lives and move on. There was no abuse and I lived there when you were there and for a long time after you left. I truly believe your life would be much more constructive if you did not sit in front of the computer making up malicious lies. Yes, I do know who you are and I remember you well. You have not changed one bit from the time you were young - sad.
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#29
Mar 14, 2008
 
Thank you to "a friend" for sheding some more perspective from someone who lived in the home. I'm glad that someone who WAS THERE stood up and tried to help people see a little brighter picture of what that house REALLY stands for... It means a lot to the family... Thanks so much.
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Mar 14, 2008
 
A terrorist has been removed from EVER hurting a child again!!!! Foster family of the year! What a joke!! He can burn in Hell like he has made many children do here on earth!!!!
Hanover

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#31
Mar 14, 2008
 
Frank worked at an area hotel. He was loved by felow employees and guests as well. The company and it's employees are reeling from this, they are grief stricken. Most of the people he worked with didn't know of his personal problems. I know the little girl that was set to testify. She is friends with the alleged victim and was apparently the one she confided in, not school officials. There are so many stories circulating! Personally, I think Frank was innocent. I have even heard rumors that there was a fetus involved to prove DNA, that the young girl got pregnant. If this were true, wouldn't that have come out? It amazes me that people thrive on this crap. But was saddens me more, is that little girls like this one that is lying, really put the real victims out there in a horrilbe position!!! I hope she comes forwad. I have worke with children that make this stuff up all the time for various reasons. Some get help, some stay lost...
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#32
Mar 14, 2008
 
the fetus rumor is really, really ill and the girl was never pregnant. I have stayed in touch over the years - that is not true. The real victims here are his family and friends and most of all, he is a victim. A tragedy that can never be rectified. Our country apparently no longer believes that anyone is innocent until proven guilty and too many people thrive on this trash.
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#33
Mar 14, 2008
 
Okay, so I think it's important that everyone here knows that "well informed" is a bold-faced liar. This person is not a family member because if he/she WERE, they would know the truth. I know the damn truth from someone but I'm not at liberty to discuss who this person is. I know that he WAS going to trial in April! I know that he killed himself because he was caught molesting more children while awaiting trial! How's that for knowing the truth? You're not related to them, and by slight chance that you ARE, you must have been written off a long time ago.
I also know Nancy divorced Frank and Frank was living out of the home, but Nancy was still supporting him financially. If I knew for a fact that the person of authority who gave me this (and more) information wasn't going to be angry with me for spilling information that hasn't been released yet, I would say more. Don't ever talk to me the you did. Go see a therapist and work out YOUR issues sweetheart, because you are obviously quite twisted.
Wait until the information is released. By the way, if you're a relative, who the hell are you? Amilyn, SuAnn, Tom, Sherry, Diane, Tim, who??? You're pathetic. They didn't lose their foster care license AND THEIR FOSTER CHILDREN for nothing, you fool.
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Mar 14, 2008
 
Doubtful, very f ucking doubtful. Call up your social worker and find out the truth, if you want to be such a b itch about it. I have every right to act the way I am acting. Child molesters are sick people. Care to reveal yourself "friend" ? Didn't think so. I don't have to "make up" anything. Snap out of it. And by the way, "friend," you must be the same stupid b itch that kept Emailing me last year. I don't know any Abigail's, and I sure as hell don't know you. However, if this is Jessica D, and that's the only other person I can think that this would be, I'm really disappointed and disgusted.
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Amy - I should add that I also lived in the same household you did - a large and loving home where all of us learned to pick up our lives and move on. There was no abuse and I lived there when you were there and for a long time after you left. I truly believe your life would be much more constructive if you did not sit in front of the computer making up malicious lies. Yes, I do know who you are and I remember you well. You have not changed one bit from the time you were young - sad.
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Mar 14, 2008
 
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Mar 15, 2008
 
Ignorance must be bliss....
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Mar 15, 2008
 
Montpelier VT wrote:
Okay, so I think it's important that everyone here knows that "well informed" is a bold-faced liar. This person is not a family member because if he/she WERE, they would know the truth. I know the damn truth from someone but I'm not at liberty to discuss who this person is. I know that he WAS going to trial in April! I know that he killed himself because he was caught molesting more children while awaiting trial! How's that for knowing the truth? You're not related to them, and by slight chance that you ARE, you must have been written off a long time ago.
I also know Nancy divorced Frank and Frank was living out of the home, but Nancy was still supporting him financially. If I knew for a fact that the person of authority who gave me this (and more) information wasn't going to be angry with me for spilling information that hasn't been released yet, I would say more. Don't ever talk to me the you did. Go see a therapist and work out YOUR issues sweetheart, because you are obviously quite twisted.
Wait until the information is released. By the way, if you're a relative, who the hell are you? Amilyn, SuAnn, Tom, Sherry, Diane, Tim, who??? You're pathetic. They didn't lose their foster care license AND THEIR FOSTER CHILDREN for nothing, you fool.
There were NO further charges and it will be interesting to find out (and it will happen) who in "the system" has been feeding you information. Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen after your deposition. No, I am not a family member nor am I jess whoever that is. I don't recall her. Does it make you feel more important to use profanity and lie? Perhaps you should check out your own life.
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#38
Mar 15, 2008
 
Well, I can only say that as far as I am concerned, Frank was a good man and innocent until proven guilty, which now we will never know... Hopefully the truth will come out - the whole truth. If the young girl is lying - I do hope for the sake of the family and for the sake of sexually abused children everywhere that she comes forward. I was sexually abused at a young age, thus the reason I counsel young people in these types of situations. Closure is definitely needed - one way or the other. I don't know the family, but I do know the family of "j", the young girl that was going to testify on the alleged victims behalf. She believes her friend, but that is normal. "j" has been through hell and back herself, so why wouldn't she believe her friend? It is sad that all these rumors are circulating - especially the pregnancy one. There was never a rape kit done, there was never any DNA to back up this alleged victims story. If there were girls in that house that were abused, then they really need to come forward. Otherwise everyone should keep the negativity to themselves until the truth comes out. This is my opinion. As I said before, in my profession, I have seen the real deal, and I have counseled those who have lied for one reason or another about being abused, but accused someone anyway. We live in a very scary world. Unfortunately there really are men and woman alike that sexually abuse young children. It is very sad and unnerving. But it is real. I hope Frank's name is cleared in the end. I am praying for the girl and for Franks family. Really girls, is there a need for all the "bashing". The truth will prevail. If it is true and Frank did this - I will be the first to admit that my opinion was wrong... It is so sad all the way around.
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#39
Mar 16, 2008
 
Good luck with finding out, and yes, Frank was caught molesting another child/ren and that is why he killed himself. He was pissed off and angry at the system. Foolish. And by the way, if you were at the Taplins when "I" was there, you would have remembered a Jessica. It just goes to show you were never in their care; you're the one sitting behind a computer making up lies.
And why do you keep telling me to check out my own life? Do you even know who I am? Apparently not. Get off your high horse and stop pretending you know even one solitary thing about my life.
Well Informed-

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Mar 17, 2008
 
WOW... Some of this makes me sick. Montpelier, like I said before you have some serious issues to deal with if you feel the need to PROVE to everyone that you know EVERYTHING when all your going by is RUMORS you hear from other sources that are also going by rumors.
I am Frank's nephew, and I was home this weekend. There was no other childeren, and there was definitely no "fetus"... where the hell do you come up with this shit? He unfortunately killed himself because of the people like YOU that already had their minds made up that he was guilty, before the FACTS ever came out. People like YOU that keep spreading these vicious rumors that are way over inflated, and that couldn't be further from the truth...
Please just let it go... allow myself and the rest of my family to mourn our loss in peace. We will be going through the process of clearing Franks name, and there will be statements from the judicial systems as to where the procedings were heading at the time of his death. The TRUTH WILL come out, and until it does I would appreciate a little respect. PLEASE JUST LEAVE IT ALONE!
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Mar 17, 2008
 
some websites to visit wrote:
http://www.websleuths.com/foru ms/showthread.php?p=2052973
http://www.dps.state.vt.us/vtsp/press/press_0...
http://www.wcax.com/global/story.asp...
http://www.wcax.com/global/story.asp...
http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...
He was going to court in April. He wasn't acquitted. Some of you need a reality check. Salt. Wound. There you go.
Of course it said he was going to trial... It was scheduled over a year ago. They've been investigating since the incodent, and have absolutely NOTHING to build a case on... IT was not going to go to trial, and obviously your getting your information from what the newspaper reports... So why even open your mouth?

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