A MOTHER who “extensively coached’’ her children to falsely accuse their father of sexually abusing them has lost custody of her three children.
A Family Court judge has ordered the children live with the father, in a different state, taking them away from the “toxic environment’’ of the mother and grandmother.
The mother and maternal grandmother “promoted and encouraged the children to make disclosures of inappropriate behaviour by the father’’, Justice Sharon Johns said in her decision.
The judge said the three children under the age of 11, two of whom have cerebral palsy, had to be protected from such emotional abuse.
“I have no confidence that the children would ever have the opportunity of a meaningful relationship with the father were they to remain in the mother’s care,’’ the judge said.
Justice Johns said the father appeared to be a concerned loving dad who wanted to protect the children from the impact of their mother’s behaviour. The father strongly denied any abuse and described the mother’s allegations as “heinous’’.