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Mother jailed for accusing father of abusing child

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06 Jul 12 #341459 by Joe2020
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06 Jul 12 #341463 by jonathancj
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Interesting. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I''ve blogged about this - you can find it at

austinkempfamilylaw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/...icky-haigh-saga.html

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06 Jul 12 #341464 by halfadad
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Its not put a smile on my face.

A child needs both parents. A mother being excluded from a childs life is no better than a father being excluded from a childs life.

Its good that the judge got tough with her and it might send out a message to other RPS with similiar ideas.

However there are a lot of things that just dont add up in the article.

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06 Jul 12 #341467 by jslgb
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I have mixed feelings about this article.There seems to be a few things mentioned that seem strange. One being that when the daughter saw her mother at a chance encounter she screamed, yet had happily lived with her 4 months prior to this? Seems like someones outside influence here! And if she is a risk to the eldest and refused contact, why does she have residence of her youngest - in prison of all places!!! Why hasnt the dad got the baby? Why was the baby left with childminders in Ireland until she was handed over to the mother in prison? All a bit strange to me.

I have a very acrimonious relationship with my stbxh. I have had to involve the police a few ties and there are concerns for my daughter welfare when she is in his care. However, i will never make allegations of any form of abuse towards him to ''get what i want''. And the thought of coaching my daughter to repeat such vile things makes me feel physically sick.

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06 Jul 12 #341473 by JamesLondon
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If only judges did this more often. It would go someway to stopping all the false allegations and Resident parents using the children to get back at the ex.

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06 Jul 12 #341476 by Joe2020
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I also think this story doesn''t make sense.

As bad as making up false allegations of sexual abuse is, I don''t believe they would normally take the child away even though they should do?

Most of all, it is very surprising that she got three years for making contact at the petrol station.Even rapists often don''t even get that.
However she could have destroyed her ex''s life with these allegations so who cares.

Its also disturbing the very sympathetic tone the journalist seems to have taken.

How about getting the ex''s version of events and how the allegations affected him etc.

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06 Jul 12 #341478 by Forseti
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This has been a very strange case and Vicky Haigh was severely disadvantaged by her advisors who sought to use the "Freemen-on-the-land" idea.

I am still not entirely convinced that her allegations were false; I know people who have worked with her and are completely convinced by her, though the finding of fact hearing is also persuasive.

It doesn''t help that Wall has tried to use this case for political ends and to discredit Hemming, the only MP prepared to speak out about the injustice in the family courts.

Either way, the welfare of the child has been the last consideration, not the paramount one.

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