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FL woman kidnaps daughter to prevent her from being vaccinated, studying black history

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By Scott Kaufman
Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:51 EDT

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A woman from Sunrise, Florida is now wanted on federal charges that she kidnapped her daughter in order to prevent her from being vaccinated and learning about black history.

Last April, Broward Circuit Judge Steven Feren granted dual custody of Lilly Everett to Megan Everett and Robert Baumann. On May 6, Baumann dropped his daughter off at her mother’s house for a week-long visit, but when he returned to the home, Everett was not there.

Baumann did find a note, however, that read “You are a great dad” — with the word “great” underlined multiple times — but “if I let them take her and vaccinate her and brainwash her, I wouldn’t be doing what’s right. I cannot let a judge tell me how my daughter should be raised. We will miss you. But I had to leave.”

On May 19, Broward Circuit Judge Michele Towbin Singer issued a warrant for Everett’s arrest on charges of custodial kidnapping, interference with court-ordered custody, and concealing a minor contrary to a court order. Federal authorities became involved on Friday when it became evident that Everett had crossed state lines in order to avoid prosecution on the state charges.

Baumann told The Orlando Sentinel that he had planned to have his daughter Lilly vaccinated so she could enroll in preschool, but that Everett objected to that plan.

“She found this new idea that vaccines are horrible,” Baumann said. “I think she wanted to keep her from being vaccinated because that would keep her out of day care.”

“One of the issues we had was, she wanted to home-school my daughter,” he added. “I didn’t want that to happen. She didn’t want Lilly to learn about black history. She just wanted her to learn about the Confederacy.”

Court documents suggest that the reason Everett didn’t want her daughter studying black history is that she had become involved with a man named Carlos Lesters, who is described as “a Confederate-flag-waving gun enthusiast” with family in George and Kentucky. When authorities contacted Lesters, he informed them that she was gone “and not coming back.”

According to the federal criminal complaint, “Lesters informed detectives that Everett … knew she would have to live her life as a fugitive. However, in her mind, the time that she spent with her daughter ‘free’ of Baumann would be ‘worth it,’ regardless of how brief the time was.”

Everett’s mother, Pam, said that she would rather her granddaughter be in her father’s care.

“In the state of mind my daughter is in, Lilly would be better off with Robert,” she said. “I have four kids, and Megan is my baby. I don’t know what happened to her.”

Baumann agreed, saying “my daughter deserves to be safe and happy, and I don’t believe being on the run is physiologically OK for a three-year-old.” Moreover, he said that “I do fear for my daughters life. I do fear that she is not in a safe place. If she gets injured I don’t think that she would seek medical attention.”


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by on Jun. 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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RandRMomma
by Maya on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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Why does the father have to be the bad guy? All my life I heard about how my dad was the "bad guy" because there was no way in hell that my "mother" could've been batshit crazy, and if she was crazy, my daddy made her that way. I do not doubt for one second that this woman has some issues, and is taking it out on her daughter. All women are not model parents, and it IS better for children to reside with their father over their mother in some instances.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

The father said this.  We have no idea if it's true.  He's making her out to seem like a racist kook for his benefit.  

Quoting jessilin0113: Preschool was mentioned with regards to vaccinations. The black history issue sounded to me like straight paranoia and brainwashing from that boyfriend of hers.

Quoting KB2311: What kind of preschool teaches black history? Or any kind of history for that matter?

..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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Right. I'm pretty sure at this point, mom's side doesn't make much difference because of this. 

Quoting Momniscient: It is not ok to kidnap a child. This mom is in serious trouble.


Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:44 PM
3 moms liked this
Yeah. No matter what anyone wants to say about the dad... Mom kidnapped the child.

That's illegal and pretty much means she's
at fault.


Quoting ..MoonShine..:

Right. I'm pretty sure at this point, mom's side doesn't make much difference because of this. 

Quoting Momniscient: It is not ok to kidnap a child.

This mom is in serious trouble.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:44 PM
1 mom liked this
She kidnapped the child. That is never a resounding endorsement of shining parenthood.

Quoting RandRMomma: Why does the father have to be the bad guy? All my life I heard about how my dad was the "bad guy" because there was no way in hell that my "mother" could've been batshit crazy, and if she was crazy, my daddy made her that way. I do not doubt for one second that this woman has some issues, and is taking it out on her daughter. All women are not model parents, and it IS better for children to reside with their father over their mother in some instances.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

The father said this.  We have no idea if it's true.  He's making her out to seem like a racist kook for his benefit.  

Quoting jessilin0113: Preschool was mentioned with regards to vaccinations. The black history issue sounded to me like straight paranoia and brainwashing from that boyfriend of hers.

Quoting KB2311: What kind of preschool teaches black history? Or any kind of history for that matter?

RandRMomma
by Maya on Jun. 16, 2014 at 6:45 PM
1 mom liked this
I agree.

Quoting Momniscient: She kidnapped the child. That is never a resounding endorsement of shining parenthood.

Quoting RandRMomma: Why does the father have to be the bad guy? All my life I heard about how my dad was the "bad guy" because there was no way in hell that my "mother" could've been batshit crazy, and if she was crazy, my daddy made her that way. I do not doubt for one second that this woman has some issues, and is taking it out on her daughter. All women are not model parents, and it IS better for children to reside with their father over their mother in some instances.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

The father said this.  We have no idea if it's true.  He's making her out to seem like a racist kook for his benefit.  

Quoting jessilin0113: Preschool was mentioned with regards to vaccinations. The black history issue sounded to me like straight paranoia and brainwashing from that boyfriend of hers.

Quoting KB2311: What kind of preschool teaches black history? Or any kind of history for that matter?

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