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What do you do in a situation if family court only including one child and both of my children witnessed sexual abuse?

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My daughter and son has been a victim of sexual abuse. my daughter's father was looking at phonography on his cell phone, and masturbating in front of them. Also after my daughter father finished, he put his fingers on my son nose. The second occasion is when my daughter visited with her father for a month in Virginia. He also performed the same sexual act, and also was sleeping in the same bed with my daughter; she was only seven at the time. he kiss her arm sexually. she was screaming. When she would call me she asked me not to tell him that she called me. he also was touching her breast sexually, and he also was indulging in drugs such as cocaine and alcohol. he also is a child abuser. I really trusted him but what can I do. because know one contacted the cops.

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  1. I would not understand when you say "Family Court" isn't including one of the children. Family Court doesn't file petitions - either ACS filed a petition or you did. Either way, the petition can be amended to include the other child. As such, you should consult a NYC Child Abuse lawyer for a full assessment of the situation.

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  2. Speak with a family law attorney and bring in a copy of all the paperwork.

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  3. Just because "no one contacted the cops" then doesn't mean you can't report it now. After talking to a lawyer about the family court matter, call the police or prosecuting attorneys office(s) in the place(s) where each of the incidents occurred.

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