Demented LRH wrote:
You might be worried about psychological abuse as well, but then you would need a confirmation from a psychologist that it is actually taking place. Neither you nor Smurf is a psychologist, so yours opinions in this case do not matter
How do you know? You don't know what I do for a living. You don't know who else was there when we saw the kid, or what they do for a living, or what happened when we saw the kid (even Smurf doesn't know that part). The only way you possibly could is if you're secretly a Clearwater-area Scientologist. Are you? No? Then don't assume you know everything.
You may have seen the kid, but have you observed him being abused? If so, your duty is to report the abuse. Then the investigation will start. Do you know that failure to report the child abuse may put you in jail in many states?
Did you know that I don't always inform OCMB of my every action?
I live in new York City, believe it or not; I have no connection to Clearwater Anons.
You said that you are worried that I am talking about physical and sexual abuse only, so I made a reference to psychological abuse because I do not know any other form of abuse.
I do not know your occupation, but I know that Smurf is not a psychologist, so no one should expect from him psychological evaluation of the boy.
I do not know what you talked about with the boy, but I can envision only two scenario of you conversation with him:
1. The boy did not tell you that he suffered any kind of abuse in CoS.
In this case you may report either to the police or child protection services that you suspect that the boy is being abused by CoS staff. Most likely, they will let you file the report. But they will take no action even if they want to because the judge won’t sign a search warrant based on your information.
2. The boy told you that he was abused by CoS staff and gave you specifics of the abuse.
In the state of NY you have the obligation to report your findings to the police; majority of the states have the same rule. Failure to report the abuse will put you in legal jeopardy. My advice to you to report the abuse to the police if this is what the boy told you.