In my humble opinion, Genevieve and Scott Kelly and their attorneys are still engaging in witness tampering. They appear to want to control her testimony unlike the twenty-something child of the Dorothy Lee Barnett Parenting Kidnapping Case who has since met with her biological father. The Kelleys have had 10 years to brainwash this child and to date, the only first hand information we have about her is:
- A short conversation she had with U.S. Marshals at the Georgia Airport when her stepfather was taken into custody.
- A letter she allegedly wrote and read on a People Magazine Video.
- A photograph she took with Protective Parent Attorney Alan D. Rosenfeld in Costa Rica.
- A photograph she took with her dog in People Magazine.
There has been no independent psychiatrist that has evaluated this now 19 year old adult child. She was a victim in a horrific 10 year kidnapping, and her kidnapper and their supporters continue to keep her from any contact and an independent therapist. So far, Genevieve and Scott Kelley have produced two sources that claim to support her diagnosis of her daughter: a Johanna Alpizar Cespedes of Costa Rica and the infamous Dr. Ron B. Minson. And despite Ms. Cespedes claim that the child had a fear of being photographed, this adult-child and victim appeared in numerous photographs in People Magazine. As a parent, I don’t get it. Your child has a fear of being photographed but it’s okay if her photos are in People Magazine. The Therapist you selected and paid for doesn’t think she can testify in a court room, but she can be video taped by People Magazine.
I am horrified and disgusted at what Genevieve and Scott Kelley and their legal team are doing to this child. As this case moves forward to trial, I sincerely hope that a Coos County Jury will be equally disgusted. I also hope that the judge will not allow the adult child to testify by video tape. Again, if she has recovered from her fear of being photographed to appear in People Magazine, then the jury deserves to hear her testimony. I don’t personally believe that this child is afraid of seeing her biological father and step mother. She’s more likely afraid of what Scott and Genevieve Kelley will do to her if she tells the truth.
Finally, as a child protectionists, after the 10 year kidnapping, I would also like to see an independent evaluation of this 19 year old adult-child. After a 10 year kidnapping ordeal, the child should be seeing a therapist that is experienced in this area.