Mom Held in Contempt for not FORCING 14 yo to visit Abusive father OPEN UP INVESTIGATION
  • Petitioning Kathleen Kane

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Attorney General, State of PA
Kathleen Kane
Pennsylvania Governor
President of the United States
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Mom Held in Contempt for not FORCING 14 yo to visit Abusive father OPEN UP INVESTIGATION

    1. Tina Popolizio
    2. Petition by

      Tina Popolizio

      levittown, PA

My daughter's life could depend on this. It would also be good to reopen the sex abuse investigation, so that ALL the hard and extemporanious evidence can be looked at by someone who knows what they are doing. The POLICE  investigation should never have hinged SOLELY on the 15 min interview given by a colleague of the Father's attorney. This is wrong.

Recent signatures


    1. Thanksgiving Nov 2013

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      I wanted to wait a while before posting, I wanted you all to know how we are doing. I am so Thankful for all of your support, and well wishes. It has been years since we have had to deal with the courts in the custody matter, and we are liberated and feel great. Angie no longer ordered to visit or have any contact with her identified abuser. Angie is growing into the beautiful young woman we knew she'd become. And I am so pleased with the way things are now. There is one thing left to do, and there is personally nothing I can do anymore...... It's up to Angie and the DA of Chester County to make this right.

    2. There is a New DA in Town ( West Chester, PA) Thomas P. Hogan

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      I think I should give him the opportunity to make this right.

    3. Reached 750 signatures

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to everyone who signed my petition and those who distributed it we are nearing 600 sigs. UPDATE: July has come and gone without a peep from the bio father in this case. As per a verbal order by the judge that he was to arrange visitation, 2 per month , each July Aug and Sept.. and have heard nothing as of yet. I contacted Angela's GAL and she had not heard anything either. I have been paying the $30/month ( towards the more than $4K) to the opposing atty because as you recall I was ordered to pay his atty fees.. plus the $1000.00 fine which I paid. So who is supposed to abide by the order? Is not a verbal order by a judge valid? Am I the only person who is supposed to comply with an order and while he is allowed and permitted to have the JUDGE do his bidding by extrapolating parts of the order that I must comply with and omitting the items that he is to do, and sending it in for a signature. So the written order has nothing in it about what he is ordered to do.

    5. FACTS: And what some people are forgetting.. that we will never forget...

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      Documented Facts
      5/8/2007- DOCUMENTED Nausea especially before bedtime
      12/13/07 DOCUMENTED Rash on trunk ( Chicken POX ) after Vaccine
      3/24/08 DOCUMENTED After spending the weekend at Dads there were about 30-50 small red blotches on Angela's torso. Later according to what Angela disclosed these were hickeys, Since father had a hot tub Dr .diagnosed this as HOT TUB FOLLICULITIS @ the time I did not know that Angela did not go into his hot tub.(at the time she denied CSA)
      7/22/08 DOCUMENTED Angela diagnosed as depressed by long time pediatrician
      Aug 2008 I had to pick Angela up from a sex party father was hosting.
      Aug 2008 he pinched my nipple and tried to have sex with me in front of Angela (Police Chief Mango said " Well, it's not like he raped you")
      9-22-08- Documented Angela in Crisis- wants to kill self @ his house.
      9/23/08 He discovers Angela has a a therapist.. beats me up b/c I did not know what Angela told the therapist
      10/08 he files for sole Custody

    6. 6-27-12 The "PLAN" for Imprisonment

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      They are really trying now.

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. MAY 3rd, 2012 That is the day the Judge granted a leave of Withdraw.

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      On May 3rd, my now former atty, was granted a leave to withdraw as counsel, according to opposing counsel, Jane Marks. But then WHY wasn't she notified about it until she asked about it on May 22nd? Jane Marks, seems to have the "in" when it comes to this judge. And why was this information, as important as a COURT ORDER, kept away from the atty who filed it, as well as me? You would think that this would be something the court would be obligated to provide.

      As you recall Jane Marks and this judge were 'on record', when the judge invited Jane Marks to come up with a plan to place me in prison. The Judge said that there is no purge condition that I would be able to satisfy in order for my release, but said to Jane Marks something like '..if you think of anything let me know'. I had a police officer in the courtroom when this was said.

    9. April 26, 2012 The Latest......

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      Since opposing counsel is against me representing myself as a Pro Se defendant, she has filed an answer to a petition that my atty filed to be excused from the case. I cannot afford to hire an atty, and I am not able to find any counsel who will take this pro bono. Problem is the Court has fined me so heavily, that I cannot afford an atty and cannot get legal rep from Legal Aid because I filed motions Pro Se in the past. Back in 2009-2010 (?) I had represented myself Pro se in court before this same judge , and asked that I have time to find counsel, but he refused my plea, which left me having to reluctantly go it alone. Now I have no financial options to hire/retain counsel and the Judge ( the same judge ) will rule on my atty's motion to be excused. The opposing counsel says I am "unfit" to represent myself because I have 'NO RESPECT for the COURT and the JUDGE" because of this petition. They used this petition as an exhibit to try to bolster their case against me.

    10. Ruling today 4-9-12

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      OK here is what the Judge came up with:
      He is suspending all visits until July
      The months of July, Aug & September, he is ordering 2 supervised visits a month, at a facility picked by the father split the cost 50/50
      Afterwards we will reconvene and go forward. The Judge said he is not about to give up on the relationship.
      During the GAL 's speech to the court ( making a synopsis of her report) she said at first all the alienation came from me... but as she spoke, she was unable to contain the fact that Father also contributed to the alienation..( This is when the father screamed "NO I DID NOT) and then stormed out of the courtroom. ( drama king). He was reeled back in and Bortner repremand him.
      Angela was inside the courtroom for that episode. She handled herself pretty well.

      His attydid not want Angela in the courtroom during her speech, and what was said did not make sense ( she was lying) And Angela could have countered that if she would have heard.

    11. Criminal Trial scheduled for Monday 4/2/12 CONTINUED UNTIL AFTER CUSTODY

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      We just found out on Friday that Angela's criminal trial that was scheduled for Monday has been postponed. Her Public Defender would like to know what the Judge in the custody matter is going to do, and it may be able to help her case.

      Also I was told by my good friend who transports Angela to his house that last night she was informed that she is no longer allowed to transport Angela. He does not want her on his property. And Phil ( the guy that usually takes Angela, my friend's husband) told him that sometimes he is unable to, and it did not seem like he was too upset with that. So then WHY am I paying all of these fines?

      He doesn't want to see her, he needs to control the situation, this is just another way.

    12. Back in JAN Angela's caseworkers were concerned

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      They had tears in their eyes when they were telling me that they had a case where they didnot want to send this one little baby back home, but the judge ordered it, so they reluctantly, by court order HAD to do what this judge ordered. Could this be the same baby who was killed in this attached link? I don't know, but there MUST be a back up plan when the people in the field know that there is a child in danger, when the Judge doesn't seem to get it! I would love to speak with the family of this little one to see if we had the same caseworker. This may explain there discharge of Angela's case abruptly last month. I have a BIG mouth,, and these people in CYS Bucks county are endangering children by NOT standing up for them. This Poor baby girl did NOThave to die.

    13. THE RULING

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      I was HELD in CONTEMPT ordered by JUDGE BORTNER Chester County PA on March 9 2012... I am being FINED in the amount of $3,512.70 paid to his atty in 60 days. PLUS $1425.00 to his atty in 90 days PLUS another $1000 paid to the court in 120 days That is a whoppping $5,937.70 in total... all the while trying to take care of my daughter while he refuses to pay his fare share of child support.

      Everything I make goes out,,,, I live paycheck to paycheck since he took 100% of the ASSETS.

      Can anyone help?

    14. FEB 21, 2012

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      Just so you all know how thankful we are to be backed up by so many people. Today was supposed to be the ruling for the contempt charges against me and the custody case. Without getting into specifics, I can say that the judge has made a decision that he will reserve his ruling until the end of March. Angela's GAL did a great job in securing Angela's rights, and stated her viewpoint very well.
      It baffles me why a person would compare their own child to a Middle East Terrorist organization, want primary custody, only to put her in a residential treatment facility. Not to mention he is pressing charges against her for assault and Terroristic threats. What father would fabricate a story, so deranged as to say that her mother "planned" for a 14 yo girl to attack a grown man? That is how he explains "why" she doesn't want to be with him. It's always someone else's fault, never his own.

    15. Jan 11, 2012 Angela's half sister threatens to take me to court for

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      I kept her last name private,, as she was only in Angela's life for 16 months from May 2007 until Sept 23, 2008.
      Many people do not know Angela has a 22 (or 23) year old half sister. During my entire10 and a half yr marriage nothing was said about her. I emailed her 3 times once 5/27/09, once 5/30/09 to see if she would come forward, and I then sent her this petition on 12/19/11, but heard nothing, until now.
      What scares me is that she aspires to be a pediatrician. She works for an ambulance company , but refuses to help Angela.
      She does not know me, she only knows what her father has said about me.She only knows the revenge that would drive her to do this, and I am not that way. She thinks I am Psychotic after reading this petition. Angela wanted to come forward, or else I would not have brought this out so publicly. But we are deseprate to be heard by a broken judicial system that refuses to listen.
      Everything I wrote is the truth and much is a matter of public record.

    16. FEB 21, 2012 can some of you TWEET this?

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      I am facing more contempt charges on 2-21-12. This could mean paying more $ to the father's atty, fines and the possibility of 6 months in prison. I am more afraid for my daughter, because then her abuser will gain custody. Although, he doesn't really want her to live with him, he wants her to be placed in a residential treatment facility for at least a yr. He wants to take her from her family, friends, school where she is thriving and her dog Sammy. If this does not show how unreasonable he is I do not know what will. He is desperate to make sure that this appears to be me brainwashing her into "thinking" she was abused by him sexually and she needs to be deprogrammed. He asserted the "Parental Alienation Syndrome" early in the court action 2008 , knowing full well where it was going. Angela did not report the abuse until 2010 out of fear, because the courts reunified them without knowing the reason she wished he would die. SO the courts made her too fearful to speak about it.

    17. Reached 250 signatures
    18. UPDATE: Dec 20, 2011

      Tina Popolizio
      Petition Organizer

      Judge Bortner appointed a Guardian Ad Litem for Angela,
      We will reconvene on Feb 21, 2011 for the Updated Custody....AND two Contempt Petitions
      LET IT BE KNOWN- that the father is asking for as relief Angela be sent to a residential treatment facility for intense therapy for no less than a year-- paid for 100% by me, and the price? it was stated under oath about THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS/ yr. .. when will someone stop this insanity, and frivolus use of court resources to abuse law abiding citizens?
      JUST WANT TO ADD-- Judge BORTNER has been denying FATHERS request for a BENCH WARRANT for my arrest.

    19. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Lynne Hanna ALLENTOWN, PA
      • 5 months ago

      Have a female judge who has done horrendous wrong to my children though the court is supposed to look out for their "best interest'... (father is a functional alcoholic whom I've had numerous PFA's against in the past.... My daughter wants to be with me full time (she is 13).

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      "If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children."

      Mohandas Gandhi, political and spiritual leader in India

      "No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."

      Emma Goldman, author

    • Brandee Welch KIRBY, TX
      • 11 months ago

      I am going through a similar situation with my 15 year old daughter.

    • Sandra Wear DIMONDALE, MI
      • 11 months ago

      Because I can't stand the profound stupidity of the courts. They are not the end all be all, they need to quit treating mothers that want to protect their children this way. It's vile and disgusting and I can't believe that we even have to discuss this, where is the common sense.

    • Megan OConnor KENNETT SQUARE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Judge Bortner just made a decision that is not in the best interest of my sons.


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