my son lives with his father after a cps case against him and his wife were found to be guilty of child abuse of my other son that is now in my custody. But the son that lives with his dad is now being abused and text his brother with pics of the injuries and also said that if he went to the cops they would tell the cops that he was inappropriately touching his little step sister. But told his brother to pick him up because he didn't want to go through this anymore. But was adamant about not calling the cops. As a mom with out custody only visitation which I don't even get, what do I do?
It's telling that no one has responded. The situation you describe is a mess. The child needs therapy, and a therapist probably won't call CPS about the touching.
I have no answer for you, except that this family needs help. Big time.
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You can't just go get him, and if there is a reason why you have only visitation (and why don't you even get what was ordered, and why haven't you gone back to court if you're not getting it), then calling CPS may not be a solution. You could file an ex parte Request for Order for an emergency change of custody because of harm to the child and show the court the texts of his injuries. However, I question his use of "abuse" though: does he actually describe what is being done to him, or is there a chance that he is just looking to get out of a situation that he doesn't like. He has seen how the system works and knows how to play it.
You do not have custody, so you cannot just go get him. Call law enforcement or cps and they will investigate.
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