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In re G.C.

Court of Appeals of Ohio, First District, Hamilton

July 25, 2018

IN RE: G.C.

          Appeals From: Hamilton County Juvenile Court TRIAL NO. F17-318Z

          Phyllis Schiff, for appellant Mother

          ProKids and Jeffrey A. McCormick, for appellant Guardian Ad Litem

          Elizabeth Powers, for appellee G.C.

          Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney, and Elizabeth Buller, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, for appellee Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services.

          OPINION

          MYERS, JUDGE

         {¶1} Both mother[1] and the guardian ad litem for G.C. have appealed from the juvenile court's entry granting permanent custody of G.C. to the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services ("HCJFS"). G.C. has not separately appealed, but supports the arguments raised by mother and the guardian ad litem. HCJFS asks this court to affirm the juvenile court's judgment.

         Factual Background

         {¶2} On February 7, 2017, HCJFS filed a complaint alleging that G.C. was neglected, abused, and dependent, and seeking permanent custody of G.C. When the complaint was filed, G.C. was 14 years old. At an adjudicatory hearing before a juvenile court magistrate, mother stipulated to the following allegations in the complaint:

1. [G.C] was placed in the permanent custody of the Clermont Co. public children's services agency. Paternal grandmother, [mother], adopted her.
2. On September 22, 2016, HCJFS received a report that [G.C.'s] biological uncle, [J.C.], who resided in the home with [G.C] and [mother], was arrested for Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor. Police discovered thousands of videos and photos of minor females, including [G.C], her half-sister, and one of their friends. The material spanned over a seven year time period. [J.C] admitted to victimizing the girls and has been indicted on six counts of Rapes [sic] and six counts of Sexual Pandering. He is currently incarcerated. [G.C.] has disclosed sexual abuse during forensic interviews.
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4. [Mother] was aware that [J.C.] was a registered sex offender from a Child Enticement conviction in 2002. [Mother] admitted to knowing that [J.C.] had a problem with child pornography but "did not think he would do anything to [G.C.]" * * *.
5. [G.C] had been placed on a safety plan in September 2016. On February 5, 2017 the child left the safety plan provider's residence and went to stay with [mother]. When an alternate placement could not be found, the ...

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