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Shelby was sent to her perpetrator on September 6th, 2012, to be further sexually abused.  Please check under "Updates" for the details.  This is an inhumane act of injustice to my child.  We need to take this petition to a higher level with more signatures.  Shelby needs to be rescued by Child Protect, RAINN,  and other Organizations who can team up and protect our children from such horrific abuse and the Family Courts. 

There is a history of sexual abuse by the father reported by the professionals. 

This child needs to be protected from further sexual abuse by thoroughly investigating this matter by law enforcement.  This matter has not been thoroughly investigated by any law enforcement, DHR, or any other agency I have sought for help in this matter. 

Letter to
District Attorney 12th Judicial Circuit Coffee County District Attorney Tom Anderson
Alabama Attorney General Attorney General Luther Strange
District Attorney and Staff 33rd Judicial Circuit Dale County District Attorney's Office and Staff
and 3 others
Governor of Alabama Governor Bentley
Alabama State House
Alabama Governor
At the time this Petition was started, changing jurisdiction to Florida was a possibility. Now the facts have changed since then. We are focused on protecting Shelby whatever the path is to take to accomplish this. We will need the help of you and the other elected officials (Attorney General Luther Strange, District Attorney's in 2 Counties and Judges), to ensure that Shelby is protected from further abuse by her father.

There is an extensive amount of history of sexual abuse written by professional counselors, pediatric reports with history of yeast infections, urinary tract infections, vaginitis, constipation, from the age of 10 months to 9 years old, professional specialist MD that graduated from Harvard located at Saint Vincent's Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, a Professional Forensic Psychologist who specializes in treating victims of sexually abused children for the past 30 years, pre-school teacher reported this child’s clear disclosures to her at the age of 4 years old, witnesses who have come forward after spending time around us who have heard disclosures being said unexpectedly, a Sheriff’s office investigator’s interview, a hospital forensic examiner showing torn hymen and child’s disclosures to her, 2-counselors LPC, all reported by the professionals since 2006 to this present time of August 2012. There are no record of the mother ever reporting allegations of sexual abuse by the father because I have never reported this, the professionals did.

A criminal action has been reported to the Dale County sheriff's office with a recent report from Dr. Lidkea, PHD, for sodomy in the first degree. Dr. Earl Stradtman, MD is filing his report along with Dr. Lidkea's. Both doctors can be contacted by your office.

There is a hearing on September 5th, 2012 in Coffee County Enterprise for the Civil matter for contempt of court against the mother for not returning her daughter to the father on July 15th, 2012 after this report was filed by Dr. Lidkea. The mother was protecting her child from further sodomy in the first degree and severe punishment by the father.

Please protect Shelby Connolly, 9 years old from being sent to her father at this hearing on September 5th, 2012, without a proper investigation being done by law enforcement. This child has been through enough, and deserves to be protected.

Coffee County Department of Human Resources has a history of having befriended the father in this matter to include having a very close relationship with the child's social worker in 2007, and retaliation against the mother. It is requested that Coffee County Department of Human Resources not be involved with this matter, and due to this being the father's hometown, Coffee and Dale Counties, that the State Department of Human Resources be involved in this case without further delay in order to ensure a fair and just evaluation of this matter and to ensure the safety and well-being of the child from her father.

Because Coffee and Dale County are the father's hometown, if a change in venue is possible and appropriate in this situation to be changed, for the well-being and safety of all parties involved, we request this immediately. This is not intended to cause further retaliation against the mother, or to cause damage to either party or officials involved, but to ensure fairness and justice to both parties and ensuring the safety and well-being of the child.

All children need to be protected from sexual abuse no matter who the perpetrator is.

We appreciate your support and urgent attention in this matter. Please protect Shelby Connolly from further sexual abuse by her father. Thank you.

Colleen Dilbeck and Shelby's Supporters

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