How the Minnesota Guardian Ad Litem program used the Court to take a journalist’s child hostage
by Timothy Charles Holmseth
In a terrifying irruption of tyranny and rights violations against an investigative journalist, the State orchestrated an abduction of the journalist’s child using the Courts.
It has been exposed.
On October 9, 2013 Matthew Petrovich, guardian ad litem, convinced a District Judge that a child he was assigned to represent was in danger and should only visit his father, Timothy Charles Holmseth, under supervision.
What may have appeared on the surface to be an act of child protection has now been exposed as nothing short of institutional kidnapping.
Holmseth had been warned and threatened for years and all of his pleas for help from his local law enforcement were ignored.
Holmseth refused to comply with demands from strangers using voice changers to anonymously warn him to be quiet about the missing person case of HaLeigh Ann-Marie Cummings – a journalism project he had worked on. .
One anonymous caller said, “…let me tell you something, the CPS is going to be all over you – the State’s attorneys are – all sorts of people – you better stop it now you here…” LISTEN [3:20 marker]
Holmseth then received cryptic warnings from Matthew Petrovich, a Minnesota guardian ad litem, to stay off his computer and start thinking about what is important to him.
The East Grand Fork Police Department, under the guidance of a State prosecutor named Ronald Galstad, seized Holmseth’s hard drive; secretly searched it without a warrant; and returned it inoperable in an effort to destroy evidence.
In 2013 the brood of corrupt officials went nuclear on Holmseth after he acquired evidence Galstad and the police searched his hard-drive without a warrant, in addition to obtaining scorching evidence from an official at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) that Galstad had been telling lies to the Judge about a (non-existent) relationship he claimed he had with the BCA regarding Holmseth.
The assertions made in October, 2013 by Petrovich and the child’s mother, Rhonda Callahan, ultimately turned out to be diametrically opposed to reality, after a renowned psychologist evaluated Holmseth and examined the allegations against him.
There is no comparison between the official accusations and the official findings.
Documents and testimony against Holmseth by Petrovich and Callahan included psychological labels such as “paranoid” “delusional” “psychotic” and “obsessed”.
But the psychologist found nothing.
On October 9, 2013 at the Polk County Justice Center in Crookston, Minnesota, a hearing was held. The Judge found that although no direct evidence existed; credible evidence was supplied by Petrovich and the child’s mother, Rhonda Callahan, to establish that sufficient danger to the child existed.
The Judge was acting in accordance with Minnesota State Statute 518.175 that reads:
If the court finds, after a hearing, that parenting time with a parent is likely to endanger the child’s physical or emotional health or impair the child’s emotional development, the court shall restrict parenting time with that parent as to time, place, duration, or supervision and may deny parenting time entirely, as the circumstances warrant. The court shall consider the age of the child and the child’s relationship with the parent prior to the commencement of the proceeding.
The Court ordered Holmseth’s time with his son be limited to one hour per week at a safety center. He was further ordered to submit to a psychological evaluation/parental capacity assessment to be performed by a psychologist.
Once a Court Order such as this is issued, there is no guarantee the parent will ever see their child again for more than one hour a week. It is an act of terrorism by the State against a citizen and a violation of several federal statutes to falsely testify in this fashion to achieve this result.
The effective zeal exhibited by Holmseth’s accusers is realized through the fact that the Judge was convinced a danger existed, despite the fact Holmseth had already submitted to psychological/parental capacity examinations in 2008 and 2012; he passed both.
On December 23, 2013 Holmseth met with Dr. Madaline Barnes PhD, Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls, Minnesota. On January 13, 2013 Dr. Barnes submitted her findings to the Court.
The entire conceptual preface of ‘sufficient danger’ presented to Dr. Barnes through the Court’s Order was completely non-existent.
In her four page report, Dr. Barnes had virtually nothing negative to say about Holmseth.
“Mr. Holmseth was very cooperative during the interview, and very honest and open about his interactions with his son and his activities. He was very adamant about denying having given his son any additional information about adult issues that are inappropriate for a [young child], insisted his ex-wife was either distorting or fabricating her accusations,” Barnes said.
“The records of his supervised visits reflect that he continues to have the same positive relationship with his son that I observed previously, and showed no inappropriate interactions [in the log generated by the facilitator] during those visits,” she said.
Barnes stated there were neither safety concerns nor mental health issues and recommended parenting-time is re-instated.
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