Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Social Services Department’

Arrest of Paso Robles alleged pedophile supports mother’s struggle

For years, Tina Swithin fought to keep her brother-in-law away from her children, but the court forced her to allow some visitation at the family’s home in Paso Robles. Last month, her former brother-in-law, Jason Robert Porter, 44, was caught... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced for raping his adopted daughter

A former foster parent has received a prison sentence of 20 years to life for raping a girl whom San Luis Obispo County officials placed in his Nipomo home. The man adopted the victim, as well as her two siblings,... (Continue reading)

Former foster father pleads guilty to child rape

By KAREN VELIE A former foster father, who adopted three of his charges, faces 20 years to life in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a child under 14 years of age. The children were placed with the... (Continue reading)

SLO County goofs, then threatens the messenger

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The head of the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services threatened a citizen with prosecution for revealing a privacy breach caused by county workers. Last month, a county social services worker forwarded an email to... (Continue reading)

Dollars or sense for Carroll family children?

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editor’s Note: This is the last of a three-part exclusive series detailing how three children were taken from their parents and placed in a home with a man now accused of sexual assault. Find... (Continue reading)

Foster kids just like money in the bank

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Children taken from parents and placed in foster homes generate a generous flow of cash to California counties, according to a recent Los Angeles Times report. County social services agencies throughout the state net at least $1,800... (Continue reading)