Please Save My Siblings!
  • Petitioned Troy Hyde

This petition was delivered to:

Washington County Associate Circuit Judge
Troy Hyde
County Manager of Washington County Division of Family Services
Eyvonne Emily
Chief of Police - Potosi Police Department
Roy Logsden
Assistant Chief - Potosi Police Department
Captain Mal Gum
Patrol Commander - Potosi Police Department
Command Lt. Michael Gum
Mayor of Potosi, MO
T.R. Dudley

Please Save My Siblings!

    1. Tyler Crossen
    2. Petition by

      Tyler Crossen

      Columbia, MO

I am the 19 year old sibling of 3 younger sisters and 2 younger half-siblings.
Their ages: 11, 9, and 7 year old sisters and 20 month old half-sister and 2 month old half-brother.
My parents are divorced, and, as of right now, my dad still gets to see my 3 sisters. (Note: My step-siblings are the children of my father and his girlfriend.) I moved out of my father's house when I was 16 and have not returned since.

My father's girlfriend is an ex-convict. She was in prison for assisting with the beating and rape of a pregnant woman. The woman's unborn child died as a result.
Also, she is an alcoholic and drug addict.
When I still lived at my father's house, I witnessed her get into a physical fight with her sister (right in front of my younger sisters). I had to bring them into my bedroom and shut the door just to keep them save from the violence.
Just a little background about what kind of person my siblings have to live with.

My father has been an alcoholic and drug addict for as long as I can remember (and remember, I'm 19 years old). He domestically abused my mother in front of me and my sisters before she finally left him. At one point, and I heard him say this myself, he threatened to kill us all if my mom tried to leave with me and sisters.

He drinks and drives with my siblings in the car with him (I have actually been in the car with him while he was drinking and driving when I was younger. And, he still continues to do so with my younger siblings in the car).

When I was younger, my father was a meth addict. It got so bad that he didn't have a job anymore. He would even bring me into the house with him that he smoked meth in.
And, now, he is doing methamphetamine drugs again.
My sisters have said that they "saw dad buy pills from people", "saw dad get white powder from people", and "saw dad burn the bottoms of spoons, smoke what was in the spoon, and pass it around to people".

When my sisters have told my father that they were hungry, he told them "they can starve for all he cares".

My sisters have been in the car with him and someone was (apparently) driving "too slow" in front of him. He pulled over, had the guy pull over, and beat him. All for "driving too slow". My sisters witnessed all of this.

As horrible as all of this is that I have already told you, it is actually not my main concern that I have for my siblings.
My father sexually abused me when I was younger.
I have had repressed memories of this and am just recently starting to remember it.
I was around the age 6-7.
I cannot bear the thought of something like that happening to any of my siblings.
Someone, please help keep my sisters away from him before something happens to them like it did to me. Please.

I ask each and every person who is reading this to please spread the word. I need as much help as I can possibly get. Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, your blog, online forums, your email contacts, anyone. Please.

Recent signatures


    1. Almost to 400!

      Tyler Crossen
      Petition Organizer

      I am trying my very best to get this out there to as many people as possible. My goal for the rest of today is to get to 400 signatures!
      Thank you everyone!

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Wow! 184 signatures reached in less than 2 days!

      Tyler Crossen
      Petition Organizer

      I really appreciate each and every signature. <3
      Thank you everyone who has signed. <3

    4. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • julia greer KEOKUK, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      children's safety is extremely important

      • about 2 years ago

      We are here in Iowa. My daughter is enduring similar circumstances. I lost custody as a means to try and silence me about the abuse. I did nothing to harm my daughter in any way. This week another DHS report has been filed because of bruises on her body. I will bet that NOTHING will be done to help my daughter as usual....just like the countless other reports made by doctors and therapists. I wouldn't be surprised if they try to turn it around on me and file some charges against me AGAIN....GOD FORBID! I want help for you, your family, all the abused children, and MINE! I have lost faith in the system. We can't say it is broke because it NEVER worked in the first place except to be an income for the people in the courts and the system...the same people who are making sure our abused children NEVER get any help but instead suffer more emotional trauma because they are not believed or they are given to their abusers as a means to shut up the protective parent.

    • Pieter Rademeyer POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 2 years ago

      To stop abuse is very important to me as i was abuse for over 16 years.

      • about 2 years ago

      No Child should be abused

    • syafiq puncaque IPOH, MALAYSIA
      • about 2 years ago

      everyone deserves a right to safety, protection, privacy and self-respect


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