Tracy, CA– As reported this morning, the Mother of the first known alleged victim of Melissa Huckaby, a 7 year old girl from the Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park spoke out against Huckaby in an interview with CBS13.
In a shocking development, the child’s mother, “Laura”, said not only did Police NOT investigate allegations that Huckaby NEVER had permisission to take the little girl anywhere, but Child Protective Services actually took custody of her daughter the evening she was in the Hospital to investigate her for possibly drugging her own child.
“Laura” is adamant that Melissa Huckaby did not have permission to take her daughter anywhere, from anyone, and stated she called 911 when she returned home from work and could not locate her. She said it was almost 5 hours by the time Huckaby brought her back.
“CPS took her from me that night because they thought I has something to do with it,” Laura said. “She didn’t have permission,” Laura said. “Nobody gave her permission to take my baby.”
“I’m just kind of disappointed in them, that they didn’t look into Melissa more than they did.”
When asked her reaction when Huckaby was arrested, “Laura” was visibly shaken.
“I was shocked, but I kept telling them to look into Melissa Huckaby a little bit more,” Laura said. She says she believes if authorities investigated Huckaby more closely, Sandra might still be alive.”
Laura Polk, 41, admits to a checkered past and prior drug use. She had a child taken from her and put into foster care in 1994 and feels this may have prejudiced CPS against her.
Det Nate Cogburn, the Detective assigned to the case at the time, told Polk he thought she was on crank at the time of the 911 call. She granted permission for him to search her home and nothing was found.
This past Friday, April 17, her daughter was re-interviewed by detectives and re-examined for signs of Sexual Abuse; none were found.