By: Diane Benjamin
Pediatric Resource Center for Child Abuse and Neglect in Peoria examined Mikey Cadena and documented several injuries as well as extensive dental problems. He had severe bruising, blunt force trauma, a human bite mark, black eyes, anal tear, rope burns, etc. They concluded he was abused.
Even though abuse was clearly documented, nobody was ever charged.
Amber Buck was living in a house with her two kids while meth was being cooked in the house. She was never charged with endangering her children or child abuse. Would she have been charged if the house had blown up? See this story: http://bangordailynews.com/2018/08/10/news/york/maine-woman-accused-of-making-meth-causing-explosion-with-children-home/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1533922334
From the Police Report on 3/30/2016 where the house was searched and a meth lab found:
Amber was initially charged with 5 Class X felonies including charges related to her two kids. She plea bargained and plead guilty in January 2017 to lessor charges in exchange for testifying against her boyfriend. She only received a sentence of 30 months probation that doesn’t expire until May 2019, conveniently the same month her boyfriend gets out of jail.
Amber has pleaded guilty to other charges in recent years, domestic violence being one. She has a long string of traffic violations including driving without a license.
An 8-year-old boy recently died in Indiana from eating meth: http://dearly.com/2018/08/88197-boy-dies-meth-cereal/
State’s Attorney Jason Chambers signed an order placing both kids with DCFS.
Would Amber have been found to be a fit mother if the State’s Attorney had charged her with neglect or abuse? Were advocates for the children ignored? Did one of the kids have to die before they got justice? Did the State’s Attorney’s office only care about a meth conviction while ignoring child abuse?
Understand now why Michael Cadena fled to Massachusetts?
Jason Chambers will become a judge soon. Who the County Board picks for the next State’s Attorney matters. It will likely be an insider instead of the most qualified person.
Contact your County Board members today!
Every district has TWO members – look them up HERE