A former social employee in Arapahoe County, Colorado has been accused of creating sexual advances to greater than three dozen moms. When she was rejected, she allegedly threatened to take away the youngsters from parental custody.
Robin Niceta, 41, who labored as a county child-protective employee, is beneath investigation. She’s accused of providing mother and father and caretakers alcohol and alluring them into her house earlier than making sexual advances, in keeping with a $1 million lawsuit filed by Aurora Councilwoman Danielle Jurinsky.
Jurinsky filed the category motion lawsuit final week after Niceta accused her and dozens of different individuals of kid abuse. The accusations in opposition to the councilwoman had been confirmed false by investigators, in keeping with KDRV-TV.
Dozens of individuals have reported having bother with Niceta and the county. The category motion swimsuit names the previous social employee, the Board of County Commissioners, and the supervisor of the Arapahoe County Division of Human Companies (ACDHS).
The complaint lists seven allegations in opposition to Niceta, together with “knowingly, and whereas nonetheless an worker of Defendant ACDHS, making false abuse or neglect complaints to Defendant ACDHS about mother and father or caretakers with the intention to separate or try to separate kids from their mother and father and caretakers.”
“Up to now, a number of mother and father have come ahead to tell us that additionally they had their kids taken away from them on account of Robin Niceta’s actions associated to their circumstances whether or not by what they consider to be false testimony throughout court docket or what they consider to be false stories,” Elliot Singer, the lawyer getting ready the class-action lawsuit, and a former Colorado assistant legal professional common, instructed The Gazette.
“We’re very involved in regards to the sample that’s forming relating to Robin Niceta whereas she was a case employee on the Arapahoe County Division of Human Companies, and we’re asking all mother and father who had been affected to come back ahead,” Singer mentioned.
In accordance with The Gazette, Niceta can also be beneath investigation by the FBI on new allegations of manipulating the kid protecting system the place she labored to achieve the higher hand in her personal youngster custody battle. She is being investigated for faking an assault by a former companion.
As well as, the mother and father of a 14-year-old lady who was moved into foster look after a yr have additionally filed a federal lawsuit in opposition to the previous social employee, the ACDHS, the director of that company, a supervisor there, two different youngster abuse case employees, and the county commissioners, The Gazette reported. The mother and father allege “false testimony” from Niceta, who was a county social companies case employee on the time, prompted a choose, who later resigned after dealing with her personal allegations of impropriety, to proceed to maintain their youngster in foster care when no motive existed to take action.
Niceta Accused of Calling in False Baby Abuse Tip About Councilwoman
Niceta is the ex-partner of former Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson, who was fired in April, a number of media shops have reported.
The abuse accusations in opposition to Councilwoman Jurinsky had been made after she denounced Police Chief Wilson throughout a radio interview in January.
The telephone name with the tip in regards to the councilwoman’s alleged abuse got here the day after that radio interview from a telephone quantity listed by Niceta in her personnel file, KDVR stories.
Glendale Police later filed two fees in opposition to Niceta. One for retaliation in opposition to an elected official and one other associated to her position as a baby companies employee when she allegedly made the report, in keeping with the outlet. The Denver District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned that it’ll function a particular prosecutor within the case.
Niceta later resigned from her job in Might and turned herself into the police after the accusations in opposition to her surfaced. She was launched on a $4,000 private recognizance bond, in keeping with KDVR.
CBN Information reached out to the Arapahoe County’s Public Data Workplace for touch upon the case. In an e-mail, Luc Hatlestad, the county’s public info officer replied with a press release.
“Arapahoe County is equally appalled and anxious as our neighborhood is in regards to the alleged legal actions of Robin Niceta, a former worker of our Human Companies division,” the assertion mentioned.
“There are numerous checks and balances inside the youngster safety system to weed out false allegations. Now we have confidence in our capability to guard kids from abuse and neglect in our County, and on the similar time to protect the rights of oldsters and assure due course of,” the assertion continues.
“Now we have not but had an opportunity to evaluate the entire allegations within the not too long ago filed complaints however level out that lots of them draw conclusions with out citing factual specifics… The Colorado Division of Human Companies, because the supervising company of every county division of human companies, is investigating, at our request, whether or not there are doubtlessly different problems with concern in all assessments and circumstances performed by Ms. Niceta throughout her tenure with the County,” the county states.