does not say any deal was offered.
From our earlier story...
An attorney appointed to represent the interests of the Terpening children in the parental rights trial says Michael Terpening's
appearing on WMMT talking about his
son's intelligence quotient is, "another cry for attention.
Followers claim the child was charged with sex offenses because of who his
Michael Terpening was the Executive Director of Earth Services, a child welfare agency created to take in court placed young men offering services designed to move the kids into successful lives.
In his role as Executive Director, Terpening would have been responsible developing training programs for a staff the Followers number at some twenty people.
would have had responsibility for the relationship between his
staff and the local school district, and would have been involved with, if not directly managing the relationship.
Better than the average person, Michael Terpening
would know school records of special needs kids are private records are protected by state and federal civil rights laws.
Terpening knows because it's his
responsibility to ensure his
employees maintain the privacy of special education information his
employees may have.
Terpening knows about privacy rights because, as a parent, he
is required to sign off on special education documents.
Privacy is key part of those laws.
The consequences for an Earth Services
employee violating a placed child's special education rights would likely be heard in federal court and could result in Earth Services
losing its license to operate from the State of Michigan.
In the video at the bottom of this page, Kim Tungate, Mike Terpening's
mother tells viewers the child has not been interviewed by the state police, who investigated the case, The child, through counsel, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and has never been put in hand cuffs following the initial decision by prosecutors to file charges.
One final question, Mr. Terpening
Sexually acting out in children is almost always a learned behavior, what is going on with this young man?
Michael Terpening, Sex Offender or Victim?