A Child Protective Services worker in Texas lost her job after allegedly telling a 14-year-old girl to become a prostitute. Texas mother of nine, Keisha Blazley turned to Child Protective Services (CPS) for help when her 14-year-old daughter began running away and causing trouble at school.
The girl told her mother that the worker was giving her questionable advice and decided to film a session.
The video reportedly shows the worker telling the girl to be a prostitute.
The family’s law attorney, Mike Schneider, further describes the video saying, “And giving her an incentive to do so, and almost a threat of not having her needs being met if she didn’t do what this woman very explicitly told her to do,”
“If me, the parent, was to do something like this to my child, I would be bashed. I would be called a horrible parent. I would lose my kids,” Blazley stated.
After Blazley filed a complaint with the CPS, agency commissioner Jamie Masters reportedly traveled from Austin to Houston to personally apologize to both the mother and child.
“This should not happen to girls in their care. It should not happen. It is unacceptable,” Masters said.
“I’ve never seen that happen before where the commissioner of CPS comes in from Austin just to apologize about something horrible that’s been done to a child involved with CPS. It’s bad enough it’s just one bad rogue worker. It concerns me that it may be bigger than that, and they need to make sure it’s not just one person, and they’ve got to find a way to protect these kids,” Schneider said.
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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokeswoman Melissa Lanford released a statement saying,” DFPS is aware of the video and has taken action. The person in the video, who was employed by CPS support staff- was dismissed from her position on August 10. The safety and appropriateness with which children in care must be treated is our paramount concern. Nothing less will be tolerated.