The court has informed me that the evidence is no longer relevant since I have already (on 14th March) had an opportunity to respond to the church’s accusations. That I did not know that there was a court case on (no summons, no warrant), that I was in Australia at the time, is a matter, I have been informed, for my lawyer to take up with the judge before sentencing.
|Rosa and Chita's father (Chhork), brothers Kevin and James, mother (Chanti, holding Poppy), sister (Srey Ka) and grandmother - Vanna|
|Rosa and Chita's sister, Srey Ka, whom they only get to see rarely during visits supervised by church personnel|
|Rosa and Chita's mum and dad with (from left) Kevin, James, baby Poppy and Srey Ka|
|Rosa and Chita have missed out entirely on the first 15 months in the life if their youngest sister, Poppy|
|Rosa and Chita's dad - a non-drinking, no-smoking, non-gambling gentle man who adores his children and whose heart has been broken by the loss of his two eldest daughters.|
|Srey Ka, James, Kevin, Chanti and Poppy in the family tuk tuk|
I am not an expert in either child welfare or re-integration so it may be that some of what I have suggested above is impractical or misconceived. I will certainly defer to those with more experience in these matters than I have. If the re-integration of Rosa and Chita back into their family is not handled with sensitivity by experienced professionals, great harm could be done to both girls and, by extension, the entire family.