Justice for Nathen and Landon

I'm desperately trying to save my kids from their father and I NEED help!!! I left my twins father Rickey when I was pregnant, he pushed me down a flight of stairs. I needed to protect myself and unborn children. Rickey had also impregnated another girl, during this time. Landon and Nathen were born August 1st, 2014. I raised the twins myself from birth through to 2016, when my now husband, Conway, stepped in, took responsibility and helped raise my kids as his own. From the time the twins were born through -2017, Rickey would come and go as he pleased and he would see them . He would tell me he needed gas money to come see the kids and he would see them for an hour here and there, few and far between. I did try to encourage Rickey to have a relationship with the twins. Rickey began to do well for himself, he got a job and a apartment, he lived 10 minutes away from where I lived, in Indiana, February 2017. Rickey then asked me shortly after, for custody of our one son, Landon, and London only. I suggested for him to bond with Nathen and in May of 2017, he was then granted custody of Nate, through mediation then granted through the courts. I would have Landen for the week, Rickey would have Nate for the week, and the twins would be together on the weekends, every weekend, alternating weekends between both My house, and Rickeys house. December 2017, Nate developed his first marks and Rickey stated it was because of Landon, and that the boys we rough housing. CPS believed Rickey and dismissed in Indiana, Nathen was only 3 years old at the time. Then in January, 2019, Nathen came home with two marks on his neck, one on each side. Rickey admitted to fiercely grabbing Nate because he wasn't listening. Indiana CPS dismissed this again. At the end of March, 2019, Rickey moved to Michigan. August, 2019. Nathen had not seen his dad in 3 months. Rickey called me one day and said "I want my son this weekend", I told him no you can have him next weekend, I have to get the kids their supplies to start school. The following weekend comes (Friday). I asked my mom if she could bring Nate to our drop off/pick up location, because I wasn't able to, I was working. It breaks my heart to even send Nate because he doesn't want to go. I told my baby I love you and hope you have fun. Saturday night my husband Conway, woke me up and said something happened to Nate, he had a gut feeling, I said no, let's go back to sleep. At 7:30am, on Sunday, I received a phone call that I couldn't believe. It was Rickey's girlfriend Mariah, she asked "Does Nathen have school tommrrow?" I told her yes, he did. Then she states "Well there was a problem with the swing, Nate was pushing his baby brother (Rickey and Mariah's son) and the swing hit him, he has a little bruise on his face it's kind of funny how it happens." I asked if Nate was okay, and what time he was coming home, she said Rickey was fishing, so 3-4pm. I pulled up to our pick up/drop off location, Rickey got out of his car, and said "Nathen got hit with a swing, did Mariah tell you?". I said "Yes, she did". During this time, Nate was trying to get out of the car, Rickey yelled at him "LEAVE MY F****** DOOR ALONE". Nate got out of the car, then said to me "Mommy, I am stupid". I looked at his father and said "what the is he talking about", Rickey then stated that I did everything for him and I need to let him do stuff for himself. He then told me I won't be seeing Landon, then asked if I see the side of Nates face. I got in my dads truck and left, nathen told Sharon and my self, that Rickey hit him the car. I then took him to the hospital, and it was confirmed, that this was child abuse. The half of the one side of his face/neck/ear, was bruised, purple and black. It was horrific. The hospital contacted CPS, and CPS then contacted the police. Both Rickey AND Mariah, lied at first to try and cover this up, then admitted to what happened. Rickey was charged with child abuse to 4th degree and got 24 MONTHS on PROBATION!!!! Mariah didn't get charged with anything. JUSTICE HAS NOT BEEN SERVED!!! Both Landon and Nathen, are having a very hard time with coping. Landon has been diagnosed with separation anxiety and is a possible whiteness to the abuse. Nate, since, has been diagnosed with PTSD, separation anxiety and behavioral concerns. Anytime we go to get in the vehicle, Nate has melt downs. He has a very hard time leaving me, and is also having a hard time in school and its been stated he will be in treatment for his trauma, for an extended period of time. When we went back to court for custody, Rickey said he wants his SON back, NOT SONS.. SON!!! Judge appointed gal, she recommended supervise visits with the boys which have not yet begun. My children didnt deserve this, they are both great kids. I am trying to come up with money to upturn his sentencing and completely take his rights, my children, both have delt with so much trauma. 24 months is not justice!!!!


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Nechol Wessel 
Bristol, IN
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