Haleigh Cummings, 5, was abducted from her home in the evening hours of February 10. She was in the care of her Father’s 17 year old girlfriend, Misty Croslin while he was at work at his job as a crane operator in Patalak, FL. Mr. Cummings has taken a polygraph and has stated he has been cleared of involvement in his daughter’s disappearance. Cummings girlfriend has allegedly taken 2 polygraph tests by her own admission; although the reason she was administered 2 is unknown. According to Cummings:
“We have all offered to take lie detectors,” Cummings said of his family. He said “there was no reason to believe that he or his girlfriend failed them.”
Misty Croslin’s account of the evening of February 10 has come under intense scrutiny as it has changed several times to include other house guests and where both children were sleeping at the time.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy said Croslin took the test, but he would not discuss outcomes of any polygraphs. “Misty has been interviewed extensively,” Hardy said.
A review of available court records shows there is prior drug usage by both of Haleigh’s parents and seemed to be a significant factor in Mr. Cummings receiving primary custody of his two children.
There are 44 Registered Sex Offenders within a 5 mile radius of the Cummings mobile home on Green Lane in Satsuma, Putnam County.
H/T Pic: Klaas
PARENTS CALL TO ACTION
Recently, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced it may have to cut it’s Amber Alert and Registered Sex Offender Notification Programs due to requested budget cuts.
“We’ve lost 56 positions in the last year, and we know any additional cuts are going to be in our key service area,” FDLE spokeswoman Heather Smith told WOKV. “Anything beyond this point is certainly going to have an effect on public safety.”
It seems in case after case we read how shocked people are when they review the registered sex offender listings in their area. WHY? As parents why don’t you know if your child is at risk?
It is required by law to have an online and searchable registered sex offender for each state.
The state by state listing is featured on the FBI website here.
The Dru Sodjin National Sex Offender Registry site is here.
For our children’s sake, as unpleasant as it is, take the time to search your area, review the pictures of the offenders and register for alert updates for anyone coming out of corrections or moving to your area. It is the best way to protect your children and minimize the risk to them.