For the people in Michael Terpening's
family, people like Jamie Moore Bell, the answer is simple.
They've been working allegations against Michael Terpening
since 1995 when then 16 year old Michael
first faced police following allegations he
sexually abused his
cousin, Holly. (Click here to read the Family Court Neglect petition documenting the allegations)
Those allegations went away when Holly's mom refused to cooperate with prosecutors.
The allegations leading to the first degree criminal sexual conduct some 10 years ago with a 10 year old child were also known to the family, at the time, even though that information did not result in charges at the time, either.
would have been about 22 at the time the victim claims the abuse happened.
We are somewhere around 2001-2002 when these attacks are alleged to have happened.
In 2003 Mr. Terpening
was arrested for sexually abusing his
own teenage foster child.
The Family Court Neglect Petition alleges Terpening
was able to weasel out of those charges by promising his
victim a truck, a promise Terpening never kept.
The process of the child abuse and, separate criminal, investigations took some 18 months to resolve ending in 2004.
Terpening then forms Earth Services in November 2006.
tells people the name of the non-profit taking care of animals was called EAR, short for Educated Animal Rescue becoming, EARTH (Educated Animal Rescue and Teen Haven) in late 2008.
The interesting piece of this dishonest story is when he
formed the company in 2006, it was fully named Earth.
The so called Teen Haven was obviously.
adopts five kids from foster care along with his
wife, who is today 25 years old, they now have eight kids.
What the Terpening Followers have not told anyone is two of the five children have acted out sexually according to the Family Court Neglect Petition asking for Terpening's parental rights to be terminated.
Terpening made the arrest of his
12 year old public knowing the child was not competent to stand trial.
failed to share the allegations of the second child being accused of sexual acting out in school.
The family knows what is going on.
The court documents show eleven victims so far documented, only five of those are the subject of legal action.
More victims are expected to show up as witnesses, as we know charges could not be brought where corercion or force could not be shown with 16-17 year old foster kids had sex with Mike
because the children were of the age of consent.
, Sex Offender or Victim?