8 year old dumped in NE

8 year old dumped in NE

Posted in the Wabash Forum


Baltimore, MD

#1 Nov 11, 2008
Child's father didn't know mother had left him there.The boy, a North Manchester, Ind., resident, was driven by his mother to Nebraska on Thursday and left at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha without his father's knowledge.

Nebraska's law says anyone can leave a child at a hospital without fear of prosecution for abandonment. The law uses the word "child" and doesn't include any age limit.
The boy's father, Ron Tate, of Kewanna, Ind., said he did not know his ex-wife had taken the boy to Nebraska until he received a phone call from his mother Friday morning telling him Wabash County Protective Services was seeking to talk to him about the matter.

Tate said he called his ex-wife, who confirmed she had taken the child to Nebraska.

Tate said that when he asked her why she didn't leave the boy with him, his ex-wife told him it was because he couldn't afford to take care of his son. When Tate asked why she didn't leave him with Tate's mother, who lives in Rochester, the woman said she didn't like her.

"I've been crying my eyes out over this since Friday morning," Tate said. "I haven't had too much sleep. My family is tore up over this."

An initial court hearing will be Friday morning at Wabash County Judicial Center to begin proceedings about the boy's future. State officials are not disclosing to either parent where the boy is.

Tate and his ex-wife finalized their divorce Sept. 15, when the mother was given full custody.

"I had no problem letting her have custody of him," said Tate, who split up with his ex-wife three years ago. "I'm disabled and waiting on Social Security to go through."

Tate had not seen his son since April 3. Before that, the boy had stayed with his father for two years.

The boy's mother was arrested Friday in Wabash County on suspicion of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, said Mark Henderson, jail commander with the Wabash County Sheriff's Department. She posted a $900 bond that day and was released.

Baltimore, MD

#2 Nov 11, 2008
So she gets custody September 15th.Dumps him in less than 2 months and goes home to party & gets busted!!
Is the bio. dad that bad she coulnt have let him keep the boy?!
what a shame

Baltimore, MD

#3 Nov 13, 2008
Found the dad on the Indiana sex offender registry.

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