Kids removed: Filthy home

Local6.com is reporting the parents of two children were arrested Thursday after Seminole County sheriff's deputies discovered their Longwood home covered in trash, reeking of animal urine and full of insects, according to authorities. Full Story
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Concerned

Anonymous Proxy

#448 Jun 22, 2012
An update to the case towards the beginning of the thread involving Cassandra Gunter:
http://www.mugshotsonline.com/florida/fort-pi...
On October 28, 2011 Cassandra Gunter was arrested for three counts of child neglect. At the time of her arrest an officer was dispatched to home. Upon arrival, the officer noted Gunter was no where to be found and Gunter's 5 year old son was playing unsupervised outside. Upon entering the home the officer noted that Gunter's 3 and 1 year old daughters were also present. The officer noted a foul urine stench and upon closer inspection found the home covered in urine and feces from the children. Also there was no power or water to the home. Gunter returned 30 minutes later and was arrested.
After Gunter's arrest her three children were placed in the custody of their maternal aunt, Kimberly Williams. A short time later the elder two children were placed with their father, Steven Gatzke. In December 2011, Gunter bonded out of jail to live with her sister. Shortly after Gunter's youngest daughter was placed with her father, Barry Berger.
In April 2012 Gunter pleased no contest to three charges of Contributing to the delinquency or dependency. She was sentenced to 2 years of probation and ordered to attend mental health court. Her court document can be found here: http://courtsearch.stlucieclerk.com/Benchmark...
All three children are currently happy and healthy living with their respective fathers. Gunter and the State of Florida, however, are currently seeking reunification with the mother. Please write to St. Lucie County Courts and ask them to leave the children in their safe and stable homes with their fathers.
firstlady1011

Cincinnati, OH

#449 Jul 17, 2012
JessicaAtriedes wrote:
My problem with the woman's story is that the CPS just don't show up unannounced. Seems to me that the caseworker wouldn't want to risk wasting her time, in case, they weren't home. This looks like another case of deflecting the reason they were removed.
And, some of us are farsighted, please use paragraphs. I found myself losing my place in the rambling story(meaning fiction).
the part u missed was that ppl do not run a background check on a partner.
as for the DCS worker the complaint was made by the appearance of the skitzo father one day and they came that afternoon.
the worker saw a way for her friend to make some money and she took it. they were placed in her friends home with a pay check of $3500 a month plus. the law suit is on going against several workers. one has been fired and two are put on leave and one has been reasighned. so u see now all the suposedely records have conventely disapeared.
went to court yesterday and the judge saw what they were doing and she told them off in no certain terms. yeaaaa for the judge. they were also ordered to give her a full report of the findings and if they could not then the children would be returned. yeaaaaa
i am a mental health counselor so i know how they work the court here as good old boys. the judge recently lost her husband and has been able to read the records herself and is now seeing all the lies they told. like when she said the worker gets paid for her trips so why u complaining. well that remark by the judge cost us no visits for a month and a half. they just love to punish us. oh well god will have the revenge i am sure.
yes there are many out there who really need intervention and as a counselor i have heard many horror stories ao i hope the next case workers are really there for the children and not for the money or their own gain.
look for it on the news because i am sure it will be front page in ky courts.
firstlady1011

Cincinnati, OH

#450 Jul 17, 2012
oh yea the judge came from a family of 8 siblings.
and she is ok. no problems and her family all love each other too
firstlady1011

Cincinnati, OH

#451 Jul 17, 2012
Been there wrote:
<quoted text>Your no better thane you just in for the money
well u keep thinking this ok. there is no medical cards or anything in this family so dont worry ur head about it and why u talk so nasty. must be ur husband likes it?
Been there

Australia

#452 Aug 17, 2012
firstlady1011 wrote:
<quoted text>
well u keep thinking this ok. there is no medical cards or anything in this family so dont worry ur head about it and why u talk so nasty. must be ur husband likes it?
I don't talk nasty and I'm no married I have a boyfriend
Good for them

United States

#453 Sep 23, 2013
I'm glad the kids are doing well. I just home their "mother" doesn't ever get them back. Cassandra Gunter sounds like a real
loser and should move to a place where people like her need to be, a dump.
Concerned wrote:
An update to the case towards the beginning of the thread involving Cassandra Gunter:
http://www.mugshotsonline.com/florida/fort-pi...
On October 28, 2011 Cassandra Gunter was arrested for three counts of child neglect. At the time of her arrest an officer was dispatched to home. Upon arrival, the officer noted Gunter was no where to be found and Gunter's 5 year old son was playing unsupervised outside. Upon entering the home the officer noted that Gunter's 3 and 1 year old daughters were also present. The officer noted a foul urine stench and upon closer inspection found the home covered in urine and feces from the children. Also there was no power or water to the home. Gunter returned 30 minutes later and was arrested.
After Gunter's arrest her three children were placed in the custody of their maternal aunt, Kimberly Williams. A short time later the elder two children were placed with their father, Steven Gatzke. In December 2011, Gunter bonded out of jail to live with her sister. Shortly after Gunter's youngest daughter was placed with her father, Barry Berger.
In April 2012 Gunter pleased no contest to three charges of Contributing to the delinquency or dependency. She was sentenced to 2 years of probation and ordered to attend mental health court. Her court document can be found here: http://courtsearch.stlucieclerk.com/Benchmark...
All three children are currently happy and healthy living with their respective fathers. Gunter and the State of Florida, however, are currently seeking reunification with the mother. Please write to St. Lucie County Courts and ask them to leave the children in their safe and stable homes with their fathers.
Good for them

United States

#454 Sep 23, 2013
I mean Hope not home. Sorry.
Belleville

Euless, TX

#456 Sep 26, 2013
Hoarders has been cancelled. That show made me nauseous. I cant imagine not being able to cook in tour kitchen or get to your bathroom. I guess it is the flip side of OCD
Wondering

United States

#457 Oct 22, 2013
Wonder where the kids are now and how they are doing. Hope she hasn't had any more kids.
myndn my own

Falls Of Rough, KY

#458 Mar 7, 2014
So sorry for kids. Nasty don't change. You would have to come over every day and check this lady's house. Another thing. MOMS- WATCH YOUR CELL PHONE USE AROUND YOUR KIDS. i see moms and dads on fb on their phones in public and kids running around unsupervised. I got a kid outta the street. Mom never saw me. Sitting on a bench playing with her phone.
rifca

Winchester, KY

#459 Mar 7, 2014
[i am sorry this happened to u. i k now personally what happens when DCH wants ur kids. what the lady said to me was they r white and adoptable. so she went to work on all the lies. when she took pics she got real close so it looked like more and the other pics i dont know where they were taken because they were not in my house. the filth they were talking about was 5 garbage bags of clothes the churches took n collected for the 6 children. and she got to my house just minutes after they were delivered so yes they were in bags still but nothing she said was the truth. and there is no way to fight them. i do know for a fact that they got over $8,500 per child and more if they can get them on disability. so they put three of the kids on Ritalin and it made them hyper so therefore they did not need the meds. i am a medical person so i do know this. the goal should have been to ut them with their mother and instead they made everything disapear like she didnt do anything. all her drug test were neg so they couldnt use that. as for the bugs we didnt have that problem. but the kids being dirty well when they got there on one of the hottest days of the year i had let the kids out to play in the dirt and the sprinkler so yes they were dirty and wet. but now they are lost totally. they threatened the attorney and he stopped working for her and when she got new atty the same thing happeneed. they even called me and said for me to tell her to give up her rights or they would take my kids too. welllll do it MY KIDS IS 45 years old. lol so people dont judge unless u were there to personally know what it looked like. just hearing something doesnt make it true. the only ones who are getting hurt in all of these is the very ones that is trying to protect. THE KIDS
Social worker

Riverside, CA

#460 Mar 7, 2014
please stop judging wrote:
<quoted text>kathy u know nothing about my family and i..no one likes to be judged from someone that doesnt know them and i dont think if something happened to you no matter what it was and there were false allegations against you would you honestly want to read people judging you when you already have enough going as it is?? i am heartbroken right now and will be until my children are returned i have cried so much i dont think i even have tears left to cry with but the manage to come out anyways..for the last two nights i haven't slept very much and when i do all i dream about is being told by the judge mrs rondon go get your kids and just picking my two babies up and hugging them and kissing them until eternity, i cant even imagine letting them go after i have my arms wrapped around them..they are also devistated about this situation i wonder if anyone really thinks about kids when they say i hope they aren't return to their parents?? or if they are just being mean?? i dont care about myself in that aspect just the kids exspecially with the spectacle that the police have made this..do you know what the first thing i thought when i saw it, not they are lying or those jerks, it was i cant believe that the law enforcement can stand there and say they are doing this in the best interest of the children and then parade this whole thing on the news, i mean their friends parents are going to see this and my biggest worry is not what they think of me but what is going to be the end results of the friendships of my kids?? hopefully all will be forgiven but what if its not?? what if they tell their children they cant have anything to do with mine?? does that make sense to you?? we are not bad people and i hope u can take it at that i know you dont know me but i am not a fake person and never have been if you met me on the street or somewhere else we would get along even friends maybe...i am actually a very kind person above and beyond all this mess that is going on...it is my fault like i said no excuses, one mistake and you think my kids should be taken away and not returned??seriously?? and please remember that what the news says isnt always the truth or 100% of the truth, dont worry we will do something about that as well but right now i just want to focus on getting the kids home with us. alot of the stuff said is false and i mean severly false we do care very much about our kids they are my heart and soul and we made a mistake...doesnt everyone sooner or later?? not that i am making an excuse for what happened because there is none and trust me we have learned a very hard lesson with this and the so called "chance" that we got didn't expire until friday which we were in the process of rectifying things but like i said we were made an example of..the whole thing with several chances thing is crap...the investigator came late tuesday night and had made an agreement plan to have everything done by friday...now you heard friday right...they came thursday...so to clarify friday was the deadline but they came thursday and were in the process of cleaning up...now this whole crap about march and april if u noticed they didn't say what day in march..yeah thats because it was march 31st so they wanted to make it look like this had been going on for weeks when it was only technically one full day because it was late tuesday was the initial visit then thursday it was a little after 12pm now do you see what i mean?? i hope that you as well as others can take this into consideration when watching these news channels and stories on websites....thank you

In other-words You need the children back to continue to collect welfare! and food-stamps.

Since: Oct 11

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#463 Apr 23, 2014
Yet another case of kids being taken from a loving family
Been there

Melbourne, Australia

#465 Jun 12, 2014
Can't people get a second chance ? People are so quick to judge Cassandra , just let her prove you all wrong

Since: Oct 12

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#466 Jun 15, 2014
Wondering wrote:
Wonder where the kids are now and how they are doing. Hope she hasn't had any more kids.
Don't worry....DCF never drops the ball....
Been there

Melbourne, Australia

#468 Aug 23, 2014
You tell them Cassandra prove em all wrong and teach them all to mind there own business . So proud of you don't give up
please think

United States

#469 Sep 16, 2014
i think that maybe the kids that are with their fathers should stay there......i know, i had a relative who had her kids taken. she was just to immature to handle them. she "grew up" and had another child. this time, she is better, but can't have all her kids because she realized that they are happier where they are and also realizes that she can't handle all of them. Her significant other is away with his job a lot, which makes it hard. when she talks to her other kids (they are in their teens now), they understand what has happened and tell her that they are happy they didn't have the "battles" over where they should live, and thank her for being strong enough to realize what was best for them.

i understand how hard it is to lose your children, but remember, sometimes it's not just about you, but what's best for the kids.
What

United States

#470 Sep 16, 2014
Miss naughty wrote:
Yet another case of kids being taken from a loving family
Do you know this person, or are you just thinking that all kids taken away are taken for no reason?
It seems like, with all the information from previous comments, that there was reason.

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