What is the name of your state? Oregon
in 1997, my husband was accused of sex abuse 3. In Feb. 1998, his case was "dismissed with prejudice" due to NO evidence....all before going to trial. In 2001, the investigating officer discovered my husband was in the criminal justice program at the local college, and that my husband was interning at Parole and Probation. The Inv.Officer gave a copy of the 3 year old police report to the P&P supervisor. The supervisor requested a copy of the polygraph in order for me to remain with the P&P offices.
We are currently in the process of being foster care parents and adoptive parents through the state of Oregon...DHS. Yesterday, Aug. 29, 2005, we received a phone call from our case manager and her supervisor...who all told us that they discovered my husband was investigated for a crime, but that was all they could find. They have told us that we must give them a copy of the police report, or they won't even move forward with the foster care/adoption. We have asked our lawyer(the one who represented my husband) for advice, but she tells us there is nothing she can do...sometimes these things get leaked and we are at the mercy of the State. So...we have told DHS that we will sit with them and look at the info we still have (a couple pages of the police report...a report from the private investigator who found another man who could have/ should have been investigated too., and a letter of the dismissal. DHS restated that all they want is the police report. THey have already become rude with us and told us that they don't want to give sex offenders their children. I can't believe this. He was dismissed with prejudice 8 years ago. There was no evidence. He was innocent, only DHS is deeming my husband "guilty" and say they have the right to deny us for just the thought that it might have happened. Do we have any rights????