Skip to comments.Longtime Agape (Boarding School) director testifies in Missouri court to stay off child abuse registry
Posted on 12/15/2022 10:15:39 AM PST by Morgana
The former director of Agape Boarding School pleaded with a Cole County judge on Monday to keep himself off the state’s central registry of child abuse and neglect, so he can keep working with children.
Bryan Clemensen was the long-time director of the Stockton-based reform school for troubled boys until last month, he testified Monday.
The Missouri Department of Social Services says it substantiated five preponderances of evidence findings against Clemensen — one count of child neglect and four of physical abuse.
The department is seeking to add Clemensen’s name to the state’s child abuse and neglect central registry, a database listing the names of those the state has concluded perpetrated child abuse or neglect. Those listed in the central database are forbidden from working in residential care facilities such as Agape and are subject to other limitations working around children.
Employers at facilities which provide services or care to children can request to access the registry’s information.
Clemensen is asking the court for a preliminary injunction to remain off the central registry.
“If I’m on the central registry in the state of Missouri, I’d effectively no longer be able to work at Agape,” Clemensen testified Monday in Cole County, adding that after spending decades working with troubled teens, he would have to seek a “career change.”
Clemensen was notified of the state’s findings in May. He appealed the decision, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board independently reviewed the case last month and upheld the social service department’s findings.
At that point, Clemensen’s attorney in this case, Jason Call, filed a motion for a restraining order to temporarily prevent the state from placing him on the registry — which Cole County Circuit Judge Brian Stumpe granted late last month.
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pedophiles have no redeeming qualities.
They cannot be rehabilitated.
Does Clara ever get around to the details of what the dude did exactly?
‘adding that after spending decades working with troubled teens, he would have to seek a “career change.”’
Yeah, that’s the point. We don’t want abusers in positions where they can abuse more kids. Go help some “troubled adults”.
What does that mean?
Has he been convicted of anything in a court.
It reads to me the social services declared him an abuser, and is able to place him on a registry based purely on that determination. And “a preponderance of evidence” legally just means they determined it was 51/49 likely that he was guilty.
I don’t like the idea that social services can be accuser, judge and jury based on “preponderance of evidence”.
You have FRMail.
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