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We are not being listened to by the court system so now we are striving to get Jackie's story in front of national media, book publishers, television producers, and Hollywood movie producers to expose these terrible injustices! --- Jacqueline Bontzolakes suffered enormous physical, sexual, mental, and emotional anguish at the hands of her abusive partner. As she tried to separate herself legally from him, he filed no fewer than 30 family court petitions against her, and as is common with victims of domestic violence, she lost custody of her daughter after seven grueling years of constant petitions. But in a twist too horrific for most of us to fathom, the girl’s father allowed a registered sex offender to be alone with and even sleep in the same room as his daughter, as he worked overnight shifts. As Jacqueline became aware of the situation she voiced her concerns to both a family court judge who had recently awarded father full custody. The judge refused to relieve Ms. Bontzolakes' petition to keep her daughter a safe distance from a sex offender. When Ms. Bontzolakes realized that the judge was not going to assist in protecting the child from grave and eminent danger, she did the only thing she could do ensure the daughter's safety- she took her out of the country to safety. Within months of that petition to the judge (even while Ms. Bontzolakes was detained -- ), several more witnesses filed CPS complaints about the child being left alone with the registered sex offender. When that was brought up at the next court date, the same judge refused to protect the daughter again. Finally, nine months later, the father’s "safety plan" included locking her in a bedroom at night.We are asking for a judicial review of Jacqueline Bontzolakes cases (Federal Docket case # 1:10CR00262-001, and Erie County Family Court Docket # F-04837-03 and any other variations of the docket # or numbers including F-4837-03) as she is serving an 18 month prison sentence for parental kidnapping. Most parents and decent people will agree with me that Jacqueline’s degree of love and devotion to her daughter warrant an award, not a prison sentence.
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