By Robert Haugh
During the course of a family law custody dispute involving our daughter, my ex-wife made serious, malicious and false claims against me.
Fortunately, my name was recently cleared when the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against me. It was the truthful, just and right thing to do.
During the process, I underwent a polygraph by a man who has done national security polygraphs for the federal government. I passed the polygraph in a manner that was described by the polygrapher as one of the strongest results he has seen in his career.
In my career as a preschool teacher, there has never been a claim, hint or suggestion of any improper touching or treatment of any child under my care.
I had about a dozen character letters from all sorts of people from an array of backgrounds.
Even though the heinous allegations were completely unfounded, they led to costly legal fees, lost wages and a lot of heartache. And they obviously have had a huge emotional toll on me and my family.
Many ask how I paid the bills. Well, I used everything I had saved. My family tapped into a loan. Donations from friends and close family helped as well.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen my daughter in nearly a year because of these heinous and false allegations by her mother.
We’re still battling in family court. It’s very clear the false allegations made against me were made by my ex-wife in an attempt to gain an advantage in what has been a long, drawn-out custody matter. She has constantly asked for full custody, not considering what’s best for our daughter.
This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever dealt with in my life. And I’ve been through a lot. But I will continue to persevere and stay strong.
I’m grateful for the friends and family that have stood by my side and helped me. I couldn’t have done it without you.