In America we have watched the Protective Parent Movement from the early ’80s. It took over 30 years with the Sandra Rucki Case that would later send three third party accomplices to jail before the U.S. legal system would take a major stop to shut this group down.
As information is starting to surface about the Cassie Watters Case, it seems apparent that she was more than likely supported by some of the same supporters of Dorothy Lee Barnett. Maybe even Dorothy Lee Barnett herself. The allegations with false reports, child’s drawings and support from characters like Townsville University Professor Dr. Frida Briggs are all very similar to the Protective Parent Movement in the United States. Only the names have changed. The support of some of the Domestic Violence Groups is also not surprising in this new era of coparenting and joint custody.
Law Enforcement should have a great deal of digital evidence against Cassie Doubleday’s family members especially her parents. There is no doubt that this case for the benefit of these young children needs to be de-escalated and what has been found in these other cases is that charging third party accomplices helps move the case in that direction. It is unfortunate that all protective moms know that once they kidnap their children, they will never have unsupervised custody time with their children again. And despite any short-sighted thinking by anyone that these children were not harmed by the abduction — Can anyone possibly imagine what this protective mum told her two daughters the days after she kidnapped her children from their school? They no doubt cried that they missed their school, their father, their friends and their family. It has been said that Family Abduction is one of the cruelest forms of child maltreatment. That reality has been explained in Family Abduction Criminal Trials throughout America that has sent these protective moms to prison.
Cassie Doubleday’s Supporters and Cassie’s parents think that these girls story deserves to be heard in the media. In our opinion, that is a form of child abuse. Cassie and her accomplices must be put on trial, found guilty and sentenced to prison until her children reach the age of majority — because that’s the only way Australia can protect these and future Australian children from this crime.
Finally, there is a really horrible last alternative that has been over dramatized in a small number of Protective Parent Cases. That’s the alternative of murder suicide. They would rather kill themselves and their children then let their former spouse have custody.
It’s strongly suggested that Cassie and her supporters disassociate themselves with this proclaimed Protective Parent Movement from America and re-focus on issues further improving Australia’s Child Protection and Family Court System. Get this case out of the media and tell Cassie to move along, take her supervised custody time, get a mental health evaluation and work toward regaining respect of the court. For the first time in her life, do what is now in the best interests of her children.