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Man faces charges in threats to prosecutor: he threatened to blowup the child protective services building,
Man faces charges in threats to prosecutor
He allegedly tells attorney that her 'life was over'
By Raul Hernandez (Contact)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
A Santa Barbara man remains in jail under $1 million bail for allegedly
leaving phone voice messages threatening a Ventura County prosecutor.
Michael Jon Helman allegedly made a series of threatening phone calls to
Deputy District Attorney Karen Wold on Aug. 27 and left three voice
Attorney Todd Howeth, with the Public Defender's Office, said in an
interview that his client has pleaded not guilty to the charges. He said
he recently received his client's case and is reviewing it.
Ventura County Superior Court Judge Edward Brodie set the next hearing
for Oct. 25.
Initially, Helman's bail was set at $100,000. Brodie increased the bail
last week to $1 million at prosecutors' request.
Wold got a restraining order this month against Helman, ordering him to
have no contact with her and not come within 500 yards of her.
Helman, 45, told Wold that she had messed up his life eight years ago
and "her life was over," according to a declaration by prosecutor Jarrod
Wilfert in support of a motion to increase Helman's bail.
Prosecutors declined to elaborate on the relationship between Helman and
Six years ago, Helman allegedly threatened Ventura County Superior Court
Judge Colleen Toy White and demanded that she withdraw another criminal
case against him. Helman left nine voice messages on the work phone of
White's secretary, Wilfert's declaration states.
"Pull it off calendar, now. If not, she (Judge White) won't be making it
to court ... " one message allegedly said.
Court records show that Helman has been charged with two felony counts
of criminal threats and two felony counts of threatening state officials.
The criminal case against Helman is being prosecuted by Douglas Wilson,
deputy attorney general. He declined to comment on the details of the case.
In Wilfert's declaration, he said Helman was arrested Sept. 22, 1990,
for allegedly battering two victims without provocation at a Camarillo bar.
In 2001, two people were granted restraining orders against Helman,
court records show.
In April 2001, Bruria Alon said she got 20 threatening phone calls from
A month later, Angela Mohan, an investigating social worker for child
protective services assigned to investigate Helman for allegedly abusing
his child, also got a restraining order.
"... he threatened to blow up the child protective services building,"
Wilfert's document states.
"There can be little doubt that the defendant is a tremendous danger not
only to DDA (Deputy District Attorney) Wold but also the public at large."
CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NSA / CIA
CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.
every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*
Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5
Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, HAPPILY DESTROYING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT
FAMILIES YEARLY NATIONWIDE AND COMING TO YOU'RE HOME SOON...
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...