Two parents’ rights were terminated by the Westchester court after finding that both the parents were unfit and would put their children at a significant risk, as reported in a May 25th, 2012 New York Law Journal article.

The Westchester County Department of Social Services petitioned the court for the termination after learning that the parents’ children were being neglected. The children were removed from the parents’ custody back in 2005 and placed in a foster home. However, the final factor that convinced the court to terminate the parents’ rights was learning that the father was a Level III sex offender who was previously convicted of molesting the children’s older half-sister. Additionally, the father had been arrested in 2009 and convicted for public lewdness. The mother was found to not be able to provide a suitable and safe environment for her children.

Due to these circumstances the court ruled to terminate all parental rights and leave the children in the care of their foster home by finding it was in the best interest of the children.

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