Rachel Pruett found safe

I have just received word from NCMEC that Rachel Pruett has been found safe. I have resolved her case and if I find an article will post it here. The new case on the site is that of Tyler Schladweiler.

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    Knitter said,

    September 10, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    You did not solve her case! I am the one who found her, recognized her and contacted the authorities. What a poser you are. How low and harsh are you that you take credit for something you didnt do. That just adds to the insult.

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    forthelost said,

    September 10, 2009 @ 11:25 am

    I did not say I had found her safe. I noted she had been found safe and moved her to the located section of my site. “Resolved” means in this context “the person has been found and moved to the located section of the site.” The Charley Project has a very large list of resolved cases, but the site owner is not claiming she solved all of them.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

    Of course Rachel was found “SAFE” because she WAS safe here with her mother and I.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Why are you arguing about who gets credit for finding her? You should be praying for her safety 24/7 and repenting for anything you have done that has sent her back to an unsafe environment. There is one Judge and he will be judging you.

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    forthelost said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

    I’m aware I’m going to hell. I’d be surprised if I wasn’t.

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    Candice said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    Knitter – I am Rachel’s sister, and I’m trying to not be upset here…Rachel was safe with her mother. Our mother was protecting Rachel from her father because he has a known track record of child abuse. He abused me for five years, along with our other three siblings. When this man started exhibiting questionable behavior towards Rachel, my mother tried to hide from him so that she could be safe. Rachel is now in his care, thanks to a judge that would not hear our pleas to keep this little girl safe. I’m guessing that you were in her knitting class. I wish I could go back in time and ask you to talk to her before doing this, but I know that it’s too late now. She was happy in Oceanside. She loved her life. She wanted to live with her mother. There was never any custody dispute, and it was always assumed that my mother had custody. It wasn’t known until she was taken away by the police that we discovered she was reported as missing. Her father was being avoided, yes, but for Rachel’s safety. I know that the site owner here will ridicule me and defend the father based on what I’ve read, but I need to say these things to you. None of you know the things that my family has been through, and none of you know Rachel. Please never assume anything. She was safe and happy and wanted to be where she was. She’s told this to the police and social services. And it breaks my heart that nobody will listen to her.

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    forthelost said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 7:11 am

    You’re right, I don’t agree with you, but I’ve learned better than to argue with such people.

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    Candice said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    “Such people?” I can feel the snideness through the computer. I never said that I was here to argue. That statement goes to show what you’re here for. You’re not here for the missing kids. You don’t care about them. You’re here to pass judgement on “parental abductors.” That is exactly what you are here for. You’ve already passed judgement on me, only because I have disagreed with you. You need to learn that not all things are black and white. There are some situations that end badly in these cases, yes, but not all of them are some evil parent trying to get back at the other. So instead of laying a blanket down on all of these cases and acting like some sort of god, why don’t you take a look at the facts every once in a while? I mean, your mentality exhibits exactly why my sister is in danger now. Four people that were abused by that man went in front of a judge, police and social workers to tell them that they had been abused – myself included. Since when did getting beaten and sexually harassed by someone not constitute a breach in safety for a child? But you all are too busy wanting to make an example out of my mother to care.

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    forthelost said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    If you’re not here to convince me the abduction was justified, what are you here for?

    Yes, I pass judgement on parental abductors. I’m probably terrible, evil, misogynistic, misandrist, and not caring about children at all, but I still do so.

    The only facts I know in this case was a child was reported missing, and was later found. Your statements are just that – with nothing other than your word to back them up they are ancedote.

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    Crocheter said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 2:57 am

    “You did not solve her case! I am the one who found her, recognized her and contacted the authorities. What a poser you are. How low and harsh are you that you take credit for something you didnt do. That just adds to the insult.”

    What insult? You sound like a real nutcase, I bet you had nothing to do with finding that child.

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    Rachel Pruett said,

    February 22, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Um, Do you even wonder why I acted happy when I was with my mom? Because I was. So yeah, wow…you’re a cool kid reporting a “missing” child to the police. Honey, I was never lost.

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    heather swink said,

    June 25, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Rachel i am barry’s cousin. Your cousin. I also went to high school with candice. I hope you are returned to your mother. Seeing as how all this makes sense. Barry always creeped me out. I truly hope you are returned and i will keep you in my thoughts.

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    BBB said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    Candace, “Knitter”, “Crocheter” et al;
    While filing a complaint with a government agency her family tipped off the BBB to investigate and accidently stumbled upon the information regarding said minor child. People in glass houses should not throw stones!
    BBB

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 10:34 am

    People who are asked several times to do something SHOULD DO IT instead having to repent for the horrible thing they have done to Rachel. You are ultimately responsible for her current UNSAFE environment.

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    Crocheter said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

    Headline should say: Rachel Pruett Found Safe And Returned To Abusive Father.

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    forthelost said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

    When you say I should look at the facts, it’s customary to give evidence that shows you have the facts in the first place.

  17. 17

    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 2:21 pm

    Thank you. Would anyone else here care to know the facts?

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    forthelost said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

    You have provided no evidence other than your word that these are the facts.

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    V said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    What kind of evidence are you asking for? How could a parent prove the other is abusive?

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    forthelost said,

    September 11, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

    Some sort of court documentation, I would say.

    And considering there are child abuse convictions every day in this country, parents can and do prove the other abusive.

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    Crocheter said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 2:04 am

    As if someone is going to give YOU their legal documents. BTW the mother was never charged with abduction, because she had custody when she left the state.

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    forthelost said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 8:00 am

    So you want me to believe you, but not actually provide anything to prove your case?

    By the way, even if you have custody you still have to approve with the courts any move you make.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

    The evidence was given to the judge here on the 10th and he approved a restraining order and custody for my daughter, etc. By the next day the big guns from LA came and totally changed the outcome.

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    forthelost said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

    Thanks for saying there is evidence but not presenting it.

    I’ll reiterate the null hypothesis again – you go with the default, come up with a hypothesis, and then try everything possible to make sure there isn’t a way it doesn’t work.

    And that “has lots of money, power, and influence and got custody because of that” about a dad before. But if you actually looked at the documentation in the case the dad didn’t even have a lawyer, while the mom was represented at all times.

    When someone robs a bank, do you yell at others for not thinking that they might just be trying to get money for their poor starving family? If someone admits they killed an unarmed person do you yell at others for not thinking that the murder victim wasn’t trying to choke them to death or something? I think not. I admit I have biases – I call kidnapping kidnapping. I call a felony a felony. I call criminals criminals. I have seen huindreds of parental kidnapping cases. I’ve seen two where I thought the person was genuinely acting in what they thought to be the best interest of the child. Two. I’ve seen far more where they claimed such and it turned out they did no such thing.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 1:43 am

    You should be praying for Rachel instead of hypothesizing for now she is really LOST.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    When this is settled, it will be the third!

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    forthelost said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    Well, send me some evidence if it ever does.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    The evidence was submitted to the court. I don’t think a public website is the place for evidence. Only the courts should have the evidence. You will surely read about this either in a reply from me or an obituary or another missing person filing when the father gets to have his way with her. She has said she will kill herself if she ever has to live with her father.

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    forthelost said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    Don’t ask me to take your word for it, then.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

    Are you a judge or something who can decide things based on evidence? Or, are you saying you could Rachel’s situation.

  31. 31

    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    Meant to say or are you saying you could HELP Rachel’s situation.

  32. 32

    Carlos said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

    You don’t have to be a judge to decide things based on evidence. I think that’s called common sense.

  33. 33

    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 12, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    Yes. Common Sense. Wish everyone here would use it.

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    v said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    sorry… what exactly is court documentation? would that be some sort of statement from the individual on what happened? their word? for example, let’s say i were sexually harassed but there was no physical evidence. how could i get that documented?

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    Crocheter said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 11:16 am

    Actually you do not have to seek permission if there are no visitation orders, no proven paternity, there were NO orders and the mother never married him. Social Services said that she had every right to move out of that state. She was fleeing an abuser. The mother and Rachel were granted protective orders in the California courts two days ago based on the testimony of the family.

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    forthelost said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

    And a person with all this against them can still get someone reported missing under the family abduction category and placed in NCIC and on several different missing persons sites?

  37. 37

    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

    A compulsive liar can who has his father’s money and a “Good Old Boy” network of Law Enforcement, Judicial System Employees including a judge and Clerk of Court, and Sister in Social Services.

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    Auntie Em said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

    Sweetheart, Let me explain in simple terms that you may understand. Do you know that show “LOST”? Well, Rachel is back on the island and now she CAN’T get back to her home, thanks to you.

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    The Blue Fairy said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    Hey, all you miracle workers out there that think you are doing the divine work of the legal system, if the mother was so guilty of kidnapping her own child then she would have been arrested and have been putt in jail by now. You’re all just a bunch of pantywaists if you don’t now that in some states a single mother automatically has custody. I think it’s inexcusable to EVER take a child away from a unmarried, single mother. Look, if she did not want to marry “Honest John” then he doesn’t have a right to take her children to “Pleasure Island” unless she says so. Doesn’t anyone have any common sense any more? Women WAKE UP, the LIBERAL legal system is sucking your rights to your own children out from under you in the name of “father’s rights”.

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    forthelost said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 7:02 am

    Really? Even the mom of Jessica Vargas Biatriz? She’s only wanted for home invasion and murder. Is she still better off with her mom?

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    Do you have to even comment? By now you know this is not the case. I have lived here since 1955. We were foster parents so that we could adopt ou son out of the foster care system at 8 years of age. He is is now 30 and has a BS in Business. I work with middle school students in Special Education both learning and severely handicapped. Our children are all the best kids in the world and have not had to deal with the kind of environment that Rachel now must endure. She has NEVER been away from her mother. If I had not given up my foster care license to take care of the kiids’ father for 8 years after a severe stroke who eventually died of lung cancer I would probably still have the license and Rachel would have stayed here. Please stop making these absurd comments and PRAY for Rachel.

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    Auntie Em said,

    September 12, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

    Sweetheart, let me explain in simple words you would understand. Do you know that show “LOST”? Well, Rachel is now back on the Island and she cannot get back off to her home, thanks to you.

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    forthelost said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 7:05 am

    Not words I understand, as I’ve never seen the show.

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    Rachel Pruett said,

    February 22, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Wow, I think the titles pretty self explanitory, forthelost.

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    Lisa said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    I am a fan of the blog and have been following the comments here. I had my daughter abducted by her father. I didn’t get her back for 3 yrs. When they finally found my ex (her father) we went to court and I showed all my documentation and received full custody with no visitation rights for the father. I had 911 calls and police reports. It is not hard if you just go through the right channels. I can only hope this child is in the right parents hands, because at this rate niether parent sounds fit.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

    You may be following this but you missed the part about all channels being blocked. How do you call 911 to report anything when the father was and relatives are in the law enforcement system and he has threatened to kill you and all your child’s siblings? How do you call 911 when the father’s best friend is the Magistrate? How do you report child abuse when a relative is in the Dept. Soc. Services and somehow the father’s child abuse “founded” record has disappeared? How do you file anything in court when the Clerk of the Court was helped to get elected or appointed by the grandfather. How do you get a judgement for you and your child when the judge is a friend of the grandfather?

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    v said,

    September 19, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

    seeing as you don’t know my mom or my family, i don’t see how you can judge her anymore than i can judge your parenting.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 1:49 am

    I retired in 2005 and have worked my butt off for the last two years trying to support and keep safe my daughter and Rachel. I have almost lost my house. My house payment this month went to pay the attorney. I have used up my IRA. Does anyone now want to contribute to my loss? Whomever did this knows my address. I’ve lived in the area since 1955. Guess I won’t be able to buy any more craft supplies for Rachel.

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    forthelost said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    Court documentation would list the behaviors in question and when they occured, via testimony. The defendant’s testimony would also be looked at, and either would be examined for inconsistancies. A psychologist or psychiatrist appointed by the courts may also evaluate one or both individiuals.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 13, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    Knitter, you’re really quiet lately. I hope you are praying and repenting.

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    Rachel's Cousin said,

    September 20, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    I just wanted to jump in. I lived with Rachel while she was here in Oceanside hiding from the pedophile father. Not only was she happy here (yes she missed her aunt and cousins, but it was better than being sexually abused) but she was never harmed.

    She was here with her mother who had legal rights to have her here under Cali’s protection laws, she was with her sisters, her brother and her grandmother. In the small town where she lived, the father has quite a bit of ties high up including the Judicial and Law enforcement parts of the government. It was very difficult to get any kind of help there, so her mother fled to California to keep her safe. Yes they should have gotten this taken care of a long time ago, but money is not always there.

    It wasn’t until the knitting place put up a photo without consent that she was even tracked down after being reported by the BBB. There was plenty of evidence given to the courts, including letters and testimony given by the family against the father. One day in court it was accepted and the next day revoked for being too old. Whose pockets did he line with his influence?

    Thanks to all you people who helped return this sweet little girl to a pedophile father. Hopefully you will think twice before jumping to conclusions about a mother trying to protect her child.

    To forthelost, the evidence that you keep requesting to see can legally be requested from the court system. And if you ask nicely, I am sure that Rachel’s Grammy would send you copies of the letters stating that the father abused them. The family doesn’t need to defend themselves, they did what was right for themselves at the time.

    Thanks for all your help and support Annie .

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    forthelost said,

    September 20, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    Considering I don’t even know where she was found, it would be hard to request anything from the courts.

    Before everyone started commenting here, I only knew that she had been reported missing, was with her mother, and might be in California. Believe it or not, that’s it. I’ve already been told I’m a horrible evil misogynistic man who lost custody of his kids in a divorce and am a misandrist female who only cares about women’s rights and pro-child abuser who is not an independent thinker who only believes what is spoon-fed me. Have I covered every single insult I’ve gotten before this thread? I may have missed a few; they all blend together.

    If she was in California, the state law specifically states that if a parent is fleeing abuse they have to contact the police as soon as possible and follow their instructions.

    The amount of mothers who say “I was saving the child(ren) from an evil abusive father” in these cases is many, although it’s not invoked in all cases. The ones where I’ve actually been able to see and study the rulings in question all say that’s not the case. The two cases I was refering to before both involved *grandmothers* abducting the child in question. And in one of them I thought the concern was unfounded, although sincere.

    I do find it amusing that my top three viewed posts here are all ones where people showed up in the comments and vehemently defended the abductor. I guess I’m especially angry because I’ve spent the last couple of days thinking about dam Haseeb, Ronald Simmons, Deirdre Crowley, Lindsey and Samuel Porter, Amnerys Miranda, Agena and Aliyah Battle and Cedric Harrington, Luis Cisneros, Duncan and Jack Connolly, Ariana and Tyler Payne, Christopher, Daniel, and Richard Sanchez, and Diana Alagha. I’m evil and biased, but I still keep to it.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    September 20, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

    Amusing? Why would you be amused at people defending the person trying to protect the child? What kind of person are you, ANNIE? If you were to investigate, you might actually learn something.

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    forthelost said,

    September 21, 2009 @ 7:37 am

    I find it amusing that people make all sorts of allegations based on me stating that a missing child has been found.

    What kind of person am I? One who wants to find missing kids. One who does not condone parental kidnapping. One who is saddened all of the children I mentioned before were found dead.

    I can’t make a conclusion based on facts when all I get is ancedote. Can you give me information that enables me to look up these court rulings myself?

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    Third Party said,

    September 20, 2009 @ 11:54 pm

    If what the family is stating here is true then the courts will put the child in the rightful home. There is a reason the father has custody and not the mother. Things will be settled and justice will be served.

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    escapefromnorthkakalacki.com said,

    September 28, 2009 @ 11:27 am

    http://www.escapefromnorthkakalacki.com/Escape_From_North_Kakalacki.php

    Check back for updates.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 3, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

    http://www.escapefromnorthkakalacki.com

    Go there and find out about the decade of abuse upon Rachel and her mom and siblings.

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    forthelost said,

    October 3, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

    The link was already posted.

    My thoughts were as follows: once again, it’s all ancedote and I am apparently supposed to pay if I want a polygraph done. Two, it sounds like a bad Lifetime Movie of the Week – very stereotypical and over the top. Three, there’s no way a ten year old wrote the journal entry on the front page.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

    Rachel is an exceptionally intelligent human being. She has inherited a wealth of linguistic talent from her grandfather who was a technical writer and her mother who has likewise abilities. All of my 6 children and 14 grandchildren are exceptional writers. I sent a blank journal to my youngest daughter, when I discovered she could write at the age of 10 or 11. She is still an excellent writer in her 30’s.

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    forthelost said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    Intelligent or not, ten year old children are still for the most part concrete thinkers and many still lack the ability to comprehend metaphor. Their life experiences are limited simply by the number of years they have lived. It’s not merely intelligence; it’s the development of the brain. Their writing is vastly different than what was presented in that entry.

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    v said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    Unless you are forced to mature faster than the average child.

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    Meaghan said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 5:05 am

    I have read several actual diaries of children in extreme situations, namely the Holocaust. Two of the ones I have read were written by boys eleven and twelve years old. Their circumstances forced them to grow up very fast (both were killed a short time after they ended their diaries), and they were both obviously bright children. Neither of them sounded even remotely close to “Rachel’s” diary entry, and they were slightly older than she was when she supposedly wrote that.

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    Suzanne said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

    Rachel DID write the journal entry. I even left her errors in the entry. You people are complete and utter morons.

    It’s so obvious that the site owner here is only concerned with getting attention for herself and her website by means of insulting victims. I never saw this method listed in any SEO guide. It’s very hard to believe that you have a caring bone in your body. Why bother? The cause of missing children hardly needs to be represented by the likes of you Annie.

    My family has suffered enough at the hands of the Pruett family, the truth will prevail.

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    forthelost said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    I’m quite aware I’m a moron; the caring issue is probably at least partially true because I have misanthropist tendencies. But I don’t claim to represent the entire cause of missing children; I’m just one person with an opinion.

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    ananddad said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    Good God!! All we are trying to say is prove your claims in a Court of Law. Stop wasting your time here bad mouthing us all just because we are reluctant to term him ‘the seond coming of Adolf Hitler’ based on your claims (here and on your website).

    No one here is insulting you. Nobody on this website convicted you for kidnapping your daughter. None of us have sent your daughter back to her father.

    Like I pointed out in another post above, you claim the father’s family is influential in NC (I read everything on your website). Your mom (Rachel’s Grammy) claims big guns came down from Los Angeles and changed the legal outcome. Does the father’s family have connections in CA too? I can go on. But I will stop here.

    Go do everything you can to make ‘truth’ prevail. If the father is as big a monster as you claim he is, go ahead and sue the state for endangering your child.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 11, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    Can we do that, sue the state that is?

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    Meaghan said,

    October 12, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    Under certain circumstances, you can. Usually you can’t.

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    ananddad said,

    October 14, 2009 @ 2:34 am

    I didn’t mean to give you any false hopes.

    State, by default, has immunity guaranteed. But there certainly are exceptions and only a good lawyer can you tell you if your situation raised to that level.

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    Carlos said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    I know absolutely nothing about this case, and I mean absolutely nothing, but what I can tell you is that coming on to this forum and attacking someone that does the honorable, noble and heartbreaking work that constitutes the efforts of fothelost does not make me think well of you as a parent or as a human being. Accusing forthelost of being a moron, a pedophile and an uncaring person makes it trivially easy for me to believe you are the type of people that would kidnap a child from a loving father and try to justify your crimes with false accusations and, again, I say that knowing nothing about this case. If in fact the kidnapping mother in this case was truly protecting her children I will be the first to call her a hero, but your ad hominem attacks against someone who routinely advocates for missing children is anything but heroic and in no way shape or form helps you make your case as to why this parental kidnapping was a justifiable crime.

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    Meaghan said,

    October 12, 2009 @ 6:22 am

    Do you honestly expect anyone is going to feel any more respect for you or your cause when you call us names and make all kinds of baseless accusations against us?

  71. 71

    forthelost said,

    October 12, 2009 @ 11:01 am

    Technically, I’m the only one being called names here.

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    Meaghan said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 6:40 am

    She said we were “all” morons.

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    forthelost said,

    October 13, 2009 @ 8:12 am

    True. I’ll retract that statement, then.

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    ananddad said,

    October 14, 2009 @ 2:41 am

    Oh no. There was a conclusion drawn that people who disagree either don’t have children or they don’t understand the children they have. That is more of an insult to my handsome son, http://www.forthelost.org/family/abandi.html, than it is to me.

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    forthelost said,

    October 14, 2009 @ 7:50 am

    I’d be happier if it was just me, truthfully. Parents of abducted kids don’t need to be insulted, but if they have to be angry at someone it might as well be me.

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    Meaghan said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    I too am an excellent writer (having been told that by people who know what they’re talking about), and I NEVER wrote anywhere near that way when I was ten.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Annie, Please note the spelling of “anecdote.”

    Anecdote
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    forthelost said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

    Thanks. I always appreciate reminders to keep my spelling up to par.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

    Annie,

    Are you a child psychologist??

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    forthelost said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

    No, and I’ve never stated that. I wasn’t even talking about maturity – I was speaking about the development of the brain. They are two different things.

    You only need to call me by name once or twice. I’m quite aware of the fact you are addressing me.

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    ananddad said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 1:42 am

    This is personal. ‘forthelost’ has as much right to post with an anonymous ID as you do. If you learnt the gender/name of ‘forthelost’ through personal communications (outside this blog and website), you have blatantly violated the trust placed in you.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

    All you have to do is go to Google and ask “Who registered for the site forthelost.com?”

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    forthelost said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

    Which is useless, as my site is forthelost.org and I’ve never registered forthelost.com.

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    forthelost said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

    And I’m not perturbed you know my identity. I don’t keep it a secret.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

    Ooops! I meant google “forthelost.org.” Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Charlemagne said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    Thirteen years of government-run education ought to cause just about anybody to write in the manner of Shakespeare. Whether it does or not is clear to all. Hence the journal entry in question, regardless of its authorship, far surpasses much of the baseless commentary contained herein. Strike one against the administrator.

    Evidence, itself a stronghold of the weak, is neglected by the same. Those who continue to rattle on about evidence and such things are advised to recall that old chestnut about “stones” and “glass houses”. Likewise the current system of child-tracking was lately hijacked by the boy-love crowd–a sort of GPS for pedophiles’ benefit, if you will–and the administrator’s remarkable deficiency of hatred for pedophiles is, well, damned remarkable. Or is nothing worse than a happy child? And I challenge you,”forethelost” prove to us all you’re not a pedophile. Show me evidence! My suspicions are well-grounded. And strike two for the administrator.

    For argument’s sake, would I blame a fellow for responding to the missing child ad? Quite the contrary. But my own patience is worn thin from dealing with these professional busy-bodies and know-nothings. Our friend the administrator is no exception. And frankly I feel ridiculous for spending any time whatsoever in a chat-room while lecturing these knackers when their commentary is irrelevant. But the truth–not your wishful thinking–matters now as ever it did. Hence my chiming in this evening. Consider it a favor, then, that I put you in your place from time to time. I hope you enjoyed the attention. Pedophile.

    Choose you this day your master: Adam Walsh or Roman Polanski. I chose the former. Try not to think too hard about it.

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    forthelost said,

    October 9, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

    Why would you assume I have thirteen years of education? Do you know if I went to college? Kindergarten wasn’t mandatory when I was old enough to attend. And why would you assume I went to public schools anyway?

    My baseless commentary merely says that someone was found safe. And if you really feel evidence is the stronghold of the weak I hope you never serve on a jury.

    I’ve never been called a pedophile before; I’ll add it to the list. I’ll also add it’s impossible to prove a negative. I have asked here for evidence that their claims are true, not false. And I remain confused why you added the extra e to my display name unless you were attempting to use a golf analogy that I am unaware of.

    This is not a chat room, it’s a blog. I’m not particularly concered about what you might think I am or not am. But remember, I’m a horrible evil misogynistic man who lost custody of his kids in a divorce and am a misandrist female who only cares about women’s rights and pro-child abuser who is not an independent thinker who only believes what is spoon-fed me and am a pedophile. I think that covers every insult I’ve gotten on this blog.

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    ananddad said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 1:18 am

    Charlemagne,

    You are accusing ‘forthelost’ of being a pedophile and asking him/her to prove otherwise. Ever heard of ‘burden of proof’?

    Goog God!! It is bad enough to be intellectually challenged. It gets worse when one can form legible sentences in English like you do.

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    Carlos said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. I’m sure you thought your long-winded, overly-articulated post sounded clever, but I found it mundane, banal and derivative and totally lacking in the hallmark of truly intelligent writing, logic. Since you’ve such a fondness for excessively convoluted and circular arguments I’ve a fancy word for you: sophistry.

    Now, Charlemagne (a fitting name for one who presumes to take such airs in his writing — though admittedly it reminds me more of a court jester huffing on the kings backside than the words of an emperor of antiquity) allow me to give you a free logic lesson. In courts of law as in all meaningful debate and epistemological studies there exists a well founded principle that the person that makes a positive assertion has the responsibility of proving it. In this case the kidnappers family is claiming the father is abusive. It is completely reasonable that forthelost asks for proof of this. Conversely you asking that forthelost prove she is not a pedophile is committing the logical fallacy commonly referred to as “poisoning the wells”. In order for the kidnapper’s family to prove the father abusive they need only prove that at one single point in time the father abused, whereas, in order to prove she is not a pedophile she must demonstrate what she has done at every point in time to prove it was not pedophilic in nature.

    So I sayeth unto thee this mourn O Charlemagne the Jester, choose your master: sophistry or logic… ack.. I just threw up in my mouth again.. thanks Charles.

    Oh btw Charley.. have you stopped beating your wife?

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    ananddad said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 1:32 am

    For all members of Rachel’s family on mother’s side:

    Unfortunately, you are directing your anger/frustration at the wrong person. ‘forthelost’ had nothing to do with locating Rachel and returning her to the father. For that matter, even ‘knitter’ didn’t send her back to her father..he/she contacted authorities which any normal person would. The Courts did it. Go tell your story in the Courts. Sounds like you people have had your day in Court and failed to prove your claims against the father. On the website started by Rachel’s mom, it was claimed that the father’s family has powerful connections in NC. Didn’t you go to Court in CA? How did father’s family connections hurt you in CA? He is no Kennedy, Bush or Clinton, is he?

    I don’t want to comment on the fitness of either mother or father to be a parent. If claims against the father have been thrown out by a Court and mother’s act has been classified as ‘kidnapping’ by Law Enforcement, don’t you see that the more you talk, less credible you all sound? Once a matter reaches Courts/Police, the tactic of ‘he said-she said’ doesn’t work any longer.

    Take your concerns to Courts and prove your case. Trying to shout down ‘forthelost’, ‘knitter’ and bad mouthing the father and his family on a website won’t help you or Rachel.

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    Meaghan said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    Well said.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    To everyone, there was no abduction, no kidnapping, no felony, nothing as my daughter had custody. If there had been a such thing, don’t you think the cops would have taken my daughter to jail on the 7th??? They did not.

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    ananddad said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 11:07 pm

    Why was the child listed as ‘missing’ and why were people asked to contact the Sheriff’s Dept? Why was the mother listed as being non-custodial parent? Here is the poster I found at Polly Klaas Foundation: [link]http://www.pollyklaas.org/missing/kids/rachel-michelle-pruett.html[link]. And why was the child sent back to her father upon being found?

    If you have valid reasons for not providing answers to any of the questions people have, that is your prerogative. But please stop criticizing people for wanting to get the full story (not the ‘selective’ parts you seem so intent on sharing). Refraining from name-calling would be nice too.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    R. was here writing in her journal from 11 through 13 so why are you continuing to say she couldn’t have written that? I work at a middle school quite frequently with students in language arts and yes, at 11, they can write as well as Rachel did. Wish I could have her say what she did but she is not able to do it right now. If she ever does and ever sees this her faith in humanity is going to be crushed. I don’t think any of you have children, or if you do, you’re too busy blogging or chatting to understand them.

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    ananddad said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

    There you go again…accusing us of either not having children or being bad parents. I looked at all the posts here and you have been blogging a lot more frequently than many of us. Please keep in mind that we can turn around and accuse you of spending all your time on this blog rather than doing everything you can to resolve the issue in Courts.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 10, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

    You can accuse me of anything but I’m busy trying to make money to send to pay for an attorney and help for Rachel. I only get on here when I can.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    October 11, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

    I’ve already written a complaint to CA DSS, my congressman and the governor.

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    Standingupforthechildren said,

    October 15, 2009 @ 3:39 am

    I think this child should be asked where she wants to be and be there. I am fairly certain she would say “back with my mum.” Just read more of the story elsewhere on the internet.

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    forthelost said,

    October 15, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    What children want is not always what is best for them.

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    ananddad said,

    October 15, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    Let us see…she was kept away from her father for more than 2 years. God knows how much the mother has poisoned her mind about the father. Unfortunately, the child only knew one parent for the past 2 years. No wonder she would prefer to be with her mum.

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    Rachel said,

    February 16, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    You know what, this is rachel and I just want to say “crocheter” thanks for putting your nose into buisness that is NOT YOURS and making our lives so much more complicated. You should have asked me if i wanted to live with my dad and i said no. I said “my mom is the mom diggity and i would always want to live with her NOT my dad.” You would think I would say I would like to live with my dad if i wanted to so I suggest you stop being a pest to my family and go away. Thanks to you I have not seen my mom in 6 months.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    February 16, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

    Good for you, Rachel. You found it. It was the “Knitter” though not the Crocheter. The Crocheter is on your side. You tell them what for. I LOVE YOU! And, I miss you s o o o o much!

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    February 16, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    This is bound to get more interesting now that Rachel is speaking up for herself.

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    Rachel's Grammy said,

    February 19, 2010 @ 1:03 am

    IT’S FUNNY HOW NO ONE HAS ANYTHING TO SAY NOW. ALL SOMEONE HAD TO DO WAS ASK HER WHAT SHE WANTED.

    SHE IS NOW IN A VERY BAD SITUATION AND WE’RE PRAYING SHE MAKES IT OUT OK.

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    forthelost said,

    February 19, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    She didn’t say anything specific about the bad situation she’s supposedly in.

    When I started school, I never wanted to study any math whatsoever. When I was thirteen I wanted to drop out of school and become a punk rock guitarist. What children want isn’t always what’s best for them.

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    heather swink said,

    June 25, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    Furthermore, i saw you after you were returned to barry. When delores his sis brought you into sally beauty where i worked you didn’t look happy. I wish i had known all this then. I now live out of state. This sheds a whole new light on how screwed up my family really is. Even though i barely know you i do love u because u are family. i hoe you are returned.

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    Crochtter said,

    August 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I have just recently read where 16ur old Racel Pruett was killed in a farming accident I hope this was not “our” Rachel. Does anyone have info or pic of her progress after being “found”. I hope she was happy, in school with any friend doing things she loved and most of all LOVED
    With Sincere kindness & empathy towards all
    from the happy lil’ hooker (that means crochtter)
    Live Peace & The Comfort of a Thousnd Angels

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    forthelost said,

    August 27, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Not the same person; they have different middle names and different dates of birth.

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