On the same day Judge Rex Sater revoked my joint
custody and imposed supervised visitation against me, he also restrained
Jo's mother against using corporeal punishment.
It is worth nothing the court never made a finding
of detriment or harm to Jo, by anybody, including me. Yet,
eight years later, my visits with Jo are still being supervised. A
finding of detriment to the child is supposed to be a prerequisite for
supervised visitation. But following the law did not appear to be a
high priority for Judge Rex Sater.
I twice motioned the court to lift the sentence of
supervised visitation, once in 1997 and again in 1998. Both times I
was denied, in both cases.
At the last hearing, in March 1998, Judge Cerena
Wong, after a brief lecture, ordered that I could not file any more
motions or documents without her prior approval, a blatant abuse of power.