In re J.S.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (3d) 120744
Decision Date: 
July 31, 2013
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Peoria Co.
Justice: 
McDADE
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Minor made independent report of sexual abuse, by mother's boyfriend, to her classroom aide, and told aide that mother told her that it was her fault and that she would need to lie about the incident. Mother told DCFS investigator that she had told minor to not say anything as she was afraid of boyfriend. Facts support finding that mother exposed child to injurious environment, by failing to remove boyfriend from the home, after minor made allegations, and also by previously failing to remove him from home when he had been violent toward mother. (CARTER and LYTTON, concurring.)