RIPS CITY OVER BOY'S DEATH IN MOM'S CARE
By MICHELLE KASKE and KATHIANNE BONIELLO
OVERCOME: Charles Porter weeps at the Harlem funeral for his son, Jaquan (inset).
The grieving father of an abused, obese 10-year-old Staten Island boy allegedly killed by his mother lashed out at the city yesterday as family gathered for the child's funeral.
Jaquan Porter's emotional father charged that court officials, the Administration for Children's Services and other city agencies failed to help him track the boy and his mother, Melissa Sekulski, as they moved from borough to borough.
"From the Board of Education to the family courts to ACS, nobody helped me see him," a devastated Charles Porter said. "No city officials called to help. It just fell down the drain."
Almost 100 relatives and friends of Jaquan turned out yesterday at the Union Baptist Church in Harlem to mourn the boy, who was home-schooled by Sekulski.
Sekulski, 30, who allegedly admitted to repeatedly beating her son with a belt and stuffing him with junk food until his weight ballooned to 250 pounds, is accused of delivering the death blow to her child on Dec. 26, when she slammed his head into a wall.
She's being held without bail on first-degree manslaughter charges.
Porter, a Harlem resident, said he tried for years to see his son, to no avail. He also accused the city Department of Education of failing to check up on the boy after Sekulski pulled him out of school last year.
Porter wept throughout the funeral as he stared at his son's light blue casket and a poster of a younger, happier Jaquan displayed nearby with the words "We Love You" printed across the bottom.
The boy, whose favorite color was blue, was dressed in a blue sweater and a dark blue New York Yankees cap. A large bouquet of blue carnations and gerbera daisies was atop the casket.
"I don't want this to happen to anyone else," Porter said. "I don't want this to happen in vain."
He had a message for other dads fighting to see their kids.
"Don't stop fighting. Don't let them tell you that they can't help you," he said. "It takes stuff like this for people to open their eyes."
GRIEVING DAD'S PAIN - New York Post
Older related posts I've posted -
Disgusted with the system: Dad desperately sought son who was slain on Staten Island
Disgusted with the system: Staten Island mom accused in beating death of son repeatedly defied judge
My Two Cents -
My case is also in Staten Island N.Y. (Richmond County) and I understand what they have done to this man.. they do the same thing daily to all parents.. they destroy parent child relationships then sit back and watch parents go insane searching for access to their children.. yet they do nothing!
Please if anyone reading this knows this man personally.. tell him I want to share my deepest condolences.. and to contact me.. he can't allow these slime to get away with what they did...
I have an attorney that may take his case.. I'm also suing the city and ACS for the destruction of my families lives (law suit can be found on the right hand side of this blog on the bottom)
THESE ANIMALS CAN'T KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH DESTROYING FAMILIES!