sexual abuse custody



Proposed “Damon’s Law” seeks to protect abused children in California

By Jordan Schaffner

April 11, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)—Shockingly, parents accused of molesting and abusing their children have been awarded custody – including some cases in San Diego and East County.

One case, regarding a 16 year old boy, Damon Moelter, was first  heard at the El Cajon courthouse, where Damon accused his father,  Eric Moelter of sexually abusing him since he was 6 years old.   Although his father was never convicted, Damon’s experience has prompted legislation in Sacramento aimed at protecting other children in similar situations.

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