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Montana State Code Violation Report regarding

Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch & Lake County Sheriff’s Department

Compiled and Prepared By: Jeannie Windham - Portland, OR David Krug – Austin, TX Jackie Gannon – Missoula, MT James P. Mason – Savannah, GA


Master Table of Contents Reports Mandated Reporting Violation Report Confidentiality Violation Report Public Employee Ethics Violation Report Foster Care/Youth Care Facility Licensing Violation Report Child Health Care Abuse Violations Report Unlicensed Medical Practice Violation Child Labor Violation Report Occupational Safety Violation Report Contracting Violation Report Minor Contracting Violation Report Unlicensed Counselor Representation Report Supporting/Referenced Documents Affidavit of Testimony – Tim Sabens Affidavit of Testimony – Lisa Sabens Affidavit of Testimony – Jeremy Lamb Affidavit of Testimony – Denise Bingham Child Abuse Complaint Report Vicky Tucker Official Report of Child Abuse Investigation Detective Michael Gehl - Lake County Sheriff’s Department Email Transcript - Robert Larsson Email Transcript - Maxine Kent Voicemail Transcript - Bernie Lovell New Report - KPAX Missoula 8/9/2010 New Report - KPAX Missoula 8/10/2010 New Report - KPAX Missoula 8/16/2010 Email Transcript – Robert Larsson Parental Agreement and Consent Form Minor Voluntary Participation Contract (Untitled) Pinehaven Policy Handbook Pinehaven Parents and Family Policy Guide Orientation For New Kids Pinehaven Income/Expense by Category – YTD (1/1/2010 – 7/24/2010)


MANDATED REPORTING VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) 2) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16)

Robert Larsson, Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Andy Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Carol Larsson, Administrator - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Danny Larsson, Counselor - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Ned Kent, Co-Manager - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Maxine Kent, Co-Manager - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Gary Henderson, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Susan Henderson, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Dave Moe, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Jeannie Moe, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT TJ Revesz, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Kris Revesz. Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT John Robine, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Lisa Robine, Houseparent - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Rick Bondy, Laborer - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Adam Houghton, Laborer - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Elvin Lamb, Laborer - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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Violation References Montana State Code DOL&I Chapter 181 – Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs 41-3-201 41-3-207

Violation Details

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Attachments Testimony of Affidavit Tim Sabens (Relief Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

Testimony of Affidavit Lisa Sabens (Relief Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

Testimony of Affidavit Jeremy Lamb (Teacher, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

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Violation Details 1)

By testimony of affidavit by both Tim Sabens (Relief Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT) and Lisa Sabens (Relief Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT), all members of the Pinehaven staff listed above were present with and knew about a case of suspected child abuse.

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No members of the Pinehaven staff listed above reported, or made an attempt to report the case of suspected child abuse to the department of public health and human services or to any other law enforcement agency in violation of MSC 41-3-201(2).

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The clergy/congregation relationship between Robert Larsson, as the Lead Minister of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, and all Pinehaven staff members listed above, as members and/or attendees of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, does not reflect any of the exemptions provided in Montana State Code 41-3-201, Section (b) and (c).

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The clergy/congregation relationship between Robert Larsson, as the Lead Minister of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, and the child named in the report of alleged abuse, as a member and/or attendees of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, does not reflect any of the exemptions provided in Montana State Code 41-3-201, Section (b) and (c).

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By testimony of affidavit by Jeremy Lamb (Teacher, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT), occurrences of abuse by neglect, and involuntary confinement were made known by Andy Larsson (Co-Director, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch), John Kemery (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch), and Maxine Kent (Co-Manager, Personnel Manager, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch). None of these individuals reported, or made an attempt to report the cases of suspected child abuse to the department of public health and human services or to any other law enforcement agency in violation of MSC 41-3-201(2).

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The clergy/congregation relationship between Andy Larsson, as the Minister of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, and all Pinehaven staff members listed above, as members and/or attendees of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, does not reflect any of the exemptions provided in Montana State Code 41-3-201, Section (b) and (c).

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The clergy/congregation relationship between Andy Larsson, as the Minister of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, and the children named or generally identified in the report of alleged abuse, as a member and/or attendees of St. Ignatius Christian Church, St. Ignatius, MT, does not reflect any of the exemptions provided in Montana State Code 41-3-201, Section (b) and (c).

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CHILD ABUSE REPORTING/INVESTIGATION CONFIDENTIALITY VIOLATION REPORT Lake County Sheriff’s Office Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of two misdemeanor violations of Montana State Code willfully committed by: 1) Detective Michael W. Gehl, Lake County Sheriff’s Office 2) Robert Larsson, Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 3) Maxine Kent, Personnel Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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Timeline of Violations

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Outline of Violations

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References Child Abuse Complaint Report Author: Vicky Tucker Recipient: MT DOJ – Division of Criminal Investigations Official Report of Child Abuse Investigation Author: Detective Michael W. Gehl (Lake County Sheriff’s Office) Recipient: Chief John Strandell (MT DOJ – Division of Criminal Investigations) Email Transcript Author: Robert Larsson, Director (Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch) Recipient: Multiple interstate supporters Email Transcript Author: Maxine Kent, Personnel Manager (Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch) Recipient: Multiple Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch Staff Members Voicemail Transcript Author: Bernie Lovell (Resident, St. Ignatius, MT) Recipient: Jeanne Windham (Resident, Portland, OR) News Report – August 9, 2010 Author: Allyson Weller (Reporter, KPAX Missoula) Recipient: General Public – Television Broadcast, Internet Broadcast News Report – August 10, 2010 Author: Allyson Weller (Reporter, KPAX Missoula) Recipient: General Public – Television Broadcast, Internet Broadcast News Report – August 16, 2010 Author: Allyson Weller (Reporter, KPAX Missoula) Recipient: General Public – Television Broadcast, Internet Broadcast

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Timeline of Violations March 29, 2010 Lake County Sheriff’s Office receives an email complaint about abuses at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch from David Krug of Denver, CO. Detective Michael Gehl is assigned to investigate the complaint. April 19, 2010 Montana Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation receives a letter entitled Re: Abuse Allegations – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT from a concerned former supporter of Pinehaven named Vicky Tucker of Charleston, Illinois. April 26, 2010 The report from Vicky Turner is submitted by Montana Department of Justice to Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and received by Chief John Strandell. Chief Strandell presents this information to Detective Michael Gehl to assist in the ongoing investigation May 20th, 2010 Detective Michael Gehl completes his investigation and submits his official report by letter to Chief John Strandell in which he outlines his investigation of child abuse and neglect at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, mentioning by name, Vicky Tucker and David Krug. May 21-31, 2009 Detective Michael Gehl discloses the official report of his investigation of child abuse and neglect at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch to Robert Larsson via email. The email is entitled, “Fw: KRUG REPORT” May 31, 2010 Bob Larsson, via email, discloses Detective Michael Gehl’s official report of his investigation of child abuse and neglect at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch to churches and individual supporters throughout the United States. The email is entitled, “Fw: Fw: KRUG REPORT” June 1st, 2010 Maxine Kent, via email, discloses Detective Michael Gehl’s official report of his investigation of child abuse and neglect at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch to multiple members of the staff at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch. The email is entitled, “KRUG REPORT” August 8, 2010 Bob Larsson meets with Allyson Weller, a reporter for KPAX News, and discloses Detective Michael Gehl’s official report of his investigation of child abuse and neglect at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch. The report is referenced and displayed on air on August 9th, 2010, and posted online that evening.

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Outline of Violations In the case of Detective Michael Gehl, Lake County Sheriff’s Office: 41-3-205. Confidentiality -- disclosure exceptions. Section (1) “The case records of the department and its local affiliate, the local office of public assistance, the county attorney, and the court concerning actions taken under this chapter and all records concerning reports of child abuse and neglect must be kept confidential except as provided by this section. Except as provided in subsections (7) and (8), a person who purposely or knowingly permits or encourages the unauthorized dissemination of the contents of case records is guilty of a misdemeanor.” Detective Michael Gehl, as part of a local office of public assistance, conducting an investigation concerning reports of child abuse and neglect, was bound by Montana state law to keep all records of that investigation confidential. Consideration should be made of the following sections to this law: 41-3-205. Confidentiality – disclosure exceptions. Section (3), (3)(b), (3)(d), and (3)(h): (3) Records, including case notes, correspondence, evaluations, videotapes, and interviews, unless otherwise protected by this section or unless disclosure of the records is determined to be detrimental to the child or harmful to another person who is a subject of information contained in the records, may be disclosed to the following persons or entities in this state and any other state or country: (b) a licensed youth care facility or a licensed child-placing agency that is providing services to the family or child who is the subject of a report in the records or to a person authorized by the department to receive relevant information for the purpose of determining the best interests of a child with respect to an adoptive placement (d) a parent, guardian, or person designated by a parent or guardian of the child who is the subject of a report in the records or other person responsible for the child's welfare, without disclosure of the identity of any person who reported or provided information on the alleged child abuse or neglect incident contained in the records; (h) a person about whom a report has been made and that person's attorney, with respect to the relevant records pertaining to that person only and without disclosing the identity of the reporter or any other person whose safety may be endangered. This law clearly states that all records, including the results, of an investigation into child abuse or neglect must be kept confidential. The applicable assumptive exceptions that could possibly permit disclosure of this information to Bob Larsson and Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch are: (a) That they are a youth care facility, (b) That they are designated by a parent or guardian of the child who is subject of a report, (c) That they are responsible for the child’s welfare, or that they are a person about whom a report has been made. I will address these items individually below: 1) 41-3-205 specifically identifies licensed youth care facilities or licensed child-placing agencies as authorized recipients of case records. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, however, does not 4


currently, and never has held any licensing with the State of Montana. Therefore, the disclosure rights in 41-3-205 do not apply to this institution and do not justify Detective Michael Gehl’s voluntary disclosure of these records to Bob Larsson. 2) While Robert Larsson, through his position as Director of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, may be a “person designated by a parent or guardian of the child who is the subject of a report” an a “person responsible for the child’s welfare”, Section (d) of 41-3-205 clearly forbids the “disclosure of the identity of any person who reported or provided information on the alleged child abuse or neglect incident”. Since the report disclosed to Bob Larsson by Detective Michael Gehl clearly identified Vicky Turner and David Krug as reporters, , the disclosure rights in 41-3205 do not justify Detective Michael Gehl’s voluntary disclosure of these records to Bob Larsson. 3) While Robert Larsson, through his position as Director of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, may be “a person about whom a report has been made”, Section (h) of 41-3-205 clearly identifies the information that can be disclosed as “the relevant records pertaining to that person only” and further forbids “disclosing the identity of the reporter”. Since the report disclosed to Bob Larsson by Detective Michael Gehl clearly identified Vicky Turner and David Krug as reporters, the disclosure rights in 41-3-205 do not justify Detective Michael Gehl’s voluntary disclosure of these records to Bob Larsson. 4) 41-3-205 clearly states that all records, including the results, of an investigation into child abuse or neglect must be kept confidential, specifically excluding members of the general public as authorized recipients. According to the voicemail from Bernie Lovell to Jeanne Windham, Detective Michael Gehl violated this state mandate by disclosing both details of his identification in addition to the identity, and personal information of a reporter. 4) 41-3-205 clearly states that all records, including the results, of an investigation into child abuse or neglect must be kept confidential, specifically excluding members of the general public as authorized recipients. According to the news report by Allyson Weller of KPAX - Missoula, Detective Michael Gehl violated this state mandate by disclosing both details of his identification in addition to the identity, and personal information of a reporter.

In the case of Robert Larsson – Director of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch: 41-3-205. Confidentiality -- disclosure exceptions. Section (1) “The case records of the department and its local affiliate, the local office of public assistance, the county attorney, and the court concerning actions taken under this chapter and all records concerning reports of child abuse and neglect must be kept confidential except as provided by this section. Except as provided in subsections (7) and (8), a person who purposely or knowingly permits or encourages the unauthorized dissemination of the contents of case records is guilty of a misdemeanor.” Robert Larsson, the recipient of the illegally disclosed report concerning reports of child abuse and neglect, was bound by Montana state law to keep all records of that investigation confidential. Consideration should be made of the following sections to this law: 41-3-205. Confidentiality – disclosure exceptions. Section (3) and (7): (3) Records, including case notes, correspondence, evaluations, videotapes, and interviews, unless otherwise protected by this section or unless disclosure of the records is determined to be detrimental to the child or harmful to another person who is a subject of information contained in 5


the records, may be disclosed to the following persons or entities in this state and any other state or country: (b) a licensed youth care facility or a licensed child-placing agency that is providing services to the family or child who is the subject of a report in the records or to a person authorized by the department to receive relevant information for the purpose of determining the best interests of a child with respect to an adoptive placement (7) A person who is authorized to receive records under this section shall maintain the confidentiality of the records and may not disclose information in the records to anyone other than the persons described in subsection (3)(a). However, this subsection may not be construed to compel a family member to keep the proceedings confidential. This law clearly states that all records, including the results, of an investigation into child abuse or neglect must be kept confidential. The applicable assumptive exceptions that could possibly permit disclosure of this information by Bob Larsson to churches and supporters of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch throughout the United States, and to the general public through release of the investigation report to Allyson Weller of KPAX are: (a)

That Bob Larsson was a legal, authorized recipient of the disclosed report,

I will address these items individually below: 1) 41-3-205 specifically identifies licensed youth care facilities or licensed child-placing agencies as authorized recipients of case records. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, however, does not currently, and never has held any licensing with the State of Montana. Therefore, the disclosure rights in 41-3-205 do not apply to this institution and do not justify Detective Michael Gehl’s voluntary disclosure of these records to Bob Larsson. 2) Robert Larsson, due to the illegal disclosure of the investigation report, whether through ignorance or intent, did not refuse acceptance and possession of the report. 3) Robert Larsson, under assumptive authorized receipt of the report violated 41-3-205, Section (7) by failing to maintain the confidentiality of the records and by disclosing information in the records to individuals, groups and institutions other than those described in 41-3-205, Section (3)(a). This violation occurred on multiple occasions, using multiple formats (i.e. email, print distribution). In the case of Maxine Kent – Personnel Manager at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch: 41-3-205. Confidentiality -- disclosure exceptions. Section (1) “The case records of the department and its local affiliate, the local office of public assistance, the county attorney, and the court concerning actions taken under this chapter and all records concerning reports of child abuse and neglect must be kept confidential except as provided by this section. Except as provided in subsections (7) and (8), a person who purposely or knowingly permits or encourages the unauthorized dissemination of the contents of case records is guilty of a misdemeanor.” Maxine Kent, the recipient of the illegally disclosed report concerning reports of child abuse and neglect, was bound by Montana state law to keep all records of that investigation confidential. Consideration should be made of the following sections to this law:

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41-3-205. Confidentiality – disclosure exceptions. Section (3) and (7): (3) Records, including case notes, correspondence, evaluations, videotapes, and interviews, unless otherwise protected by this section or unless disclosure of the records is determined to be detrimental to the child or harmful to another person who is a subject of information contained in the records, may be disclosed to the following persons or entities in this state and any other state or country: (b) a licensed youth care facility or a licensed child-placing agency that is providing services to the family or child who is the subject of a report in the records or to a person authorized by the department to receive relevant information for the purpose of determining the best interests of a child with respect to an adoptive placement (7) A person who is authorized to receive records under this section shall maintain the confidentiality of the records and may not disclose information in the records to anyone other than the persons described in subsection (3)(a). However, this subsection may not be construed to compel a family member to keep the proceedings confidential. This law clearly states that all records, including the results, of an investigation into child abuse or neglect must be kept confidential. The applicable assumptive exceptions that could possibly permit disclosure of this information by Bob Larsson to churches and supporters of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch throughout the United States are: (a) That Maxine Kent was a legal, authorized recipient of the disclosed report, I will address these items individually below: 1) 41-3-205 specifically identifies licensed youth care facilities or licensed child-placing agencies as authorized recipients of case records. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, however, does not currently, and never has held any licensing with the State of Montana. Therefore, the disclosure rights in 41-3-205 do not apply to this institution and do not justify Detective Michael Gehl’s voluntary disclosure of these records to Bob Larsson, and subsequently to Maxine Kent. 2) Maxine Kent, due to the illegal disclosure of the investigation report, whether through ignorance or intent, did not refuse acceptance and possession of the report. 3) Maxine Kent, under assumptive authorized receipt of the report violated 41-3-205, Section (7) by failing to maintain the confidentiality of the records and by disclosing information in the records to individuals, groups and institutions other than those described in 41-3-205, Section (3)(a). This violation occurred using email.

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PUBLIC EMPLOYEE ETHICS VIOLATION REPORT Detective Michael W. Gehl Lake County Sheriff’s Office

This report is being provided in order to inform you of two misdemeanor violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) Detective Michael W. Gehl, Lake County Sheriff’s Office

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References

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Outline of Violation

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Additional Documentation

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Voicemail Transcript Author: Bernie Lovell (Resident, St. Ignatius, MT) Recipient: Jeanne Windham (Resident, Portland, OR)

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Outline of Violation 1) In reference to the voicemail transcript from Bernie Lovell, a resident of St. Ignatius, MT, to Jeannie Windham, a resident of Portland, OR, it can be assumed for investigative purposes that Detective Michael Gehl of the Lake County, MT Sheriff’s Office contacted Bernie Lovell on behalf of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch to disclose confidential information regarding the identity and personal details of David Krug, a reporter of child abuse allegations at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch. 2) In reference to the voicemail transcript from Bernie Lovell, a resident of St. Ignatius, MT, to Jeannie Windham, a resident of Portland, OR, it can be assumed for investigative purposes that Detective Michael Gehl of the Lake County, MT Sheriff’s Office has made himself available for independent inquiries in support and on behalf of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, including disclosure of confidential information regarding the identity and personal details of David Krug, a reporter of child abuse allegations at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch investigated by Detective Michael Gehl during his course of duties at Lake County, MT Sheriff’s Office, in violation of MSC 2-2-105(2).

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FOSTER CARE FACILITY/ YOUTH CARE FACILITY LICENSING VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of misdemeanor violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) Robert Larsson, Director, Chairman of the Board – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 2) Andy Larsson, Former Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 3) Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 4) Robert Eder, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 5) Mary Jensen, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 6) Charles Willet, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 7) Ned Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 8) Maxine Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 9) John Kemery, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 10) Esther Kemery, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 11) Gary Henderson, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 12) Susan Henderson, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 13) Chris Scott, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 14) Dawn Scott, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 15) John Robine, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 16) Lisa Robine, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 17) TJ Revesz, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 18) Kris Revesz, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 19) Rick Bondy, Operations Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 20) Mitch Camp, Foreman – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 21) Kaatje Camp, Teacher – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 22) Elvan Lamb, Laborer – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 23) Adam Houghton, Teacher – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 24) Brenda Houghton, Teacher – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 25) Dan Larsson, Counselor – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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References Montana State Code DOL&I Chapter 181 – Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs 52-2-602 24-181-609 52-2-216 24.181.611 52-2-221 24-181-613 52-5-223 24-181-616 2-15-1745 24-181-621 37-48-102 24-181-622 24.181.601 24-181-623 24.181.603 24-181-624 24-181-628 PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

Excerpts Paragraph II Paragraph III Paragraph VIII Paragraph IX PINEHAVEN POLICY HANDBOOK Excerpts I. Philosophies Section 1. The Goal Section 9. Confidentiality (Line 6) Section 9. Confidentiality (Lines 7-12) Section 16. Teamwork (Lines 2-6) III. Security Section 8 (Lines 1-3) IV. Public Relations Section 3. (Lines 1-5) V. Telephones Section 2. (Lines 5-7) Section 4. (Lines 12-14) MSC 52-2-621 Violation Detail

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Attachments PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

PINEHAVEN POLICY HANDBOOK

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Considerations regarding the laws, regulations and private policies identified above and in the attached documents are as follows: 1) Neither Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, nor its sponsoring agency: The First Christian Church of St. Ignatius, Montana, currently holds, or has ever held, a valid license to operate a youth care facility. 2) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not possess any legal status as a for profit, non-profit, or nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation in the State of Montana, including lack of a state or federal tax identification number. Although in possession of non-affiliated bank accounts, investments, loans, and an isolated board of directors, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch claims exemption from state oversight and regulation due to Montana House Bill 628 as an “adjunct ministry”. 3) As a self-sufficient organization with a Board of Directors consisting of Robert Larsson, Robert Eder, Mary Jensen, and Charles Willet, Pinehaven Christian Children’s ranch is operating as an independent, nonaffiliated, non-profit corporation rather than an affiliated, dependent, “adjunct ministry. 4) Currently, with four sets of full-time houseparents, and each housing unit programmed to accommodate 12 children (six males and six females), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch accommodates an average of 48 children at a time. This number of students meets the required number of children to classify as a “childcare agency”. This level of registration eliminates Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s eligibility as a “youth foster home”. 5) Per Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM”, the institution is self-classified as a foster care facility, therefore classifying all children residing under their care as “foster children”. This self-invoked classification mandates full compliance with licensing and operation regulations referenced throughout “Department of Labor and Industry, Chapter 181 - Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs” 6) Per Montana State Code 52-2-602, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch exceeds the registration limits to qualify as a “youth foster home” 7) Currently and historically, with program participants being accepted and registered as wards of the state, instate and out-of-state probationary placements, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is classified as a substitute care facility. This self-invoked classification mandates full compliance with licensing and operation regulations referenced throughout “Department of Labor and Industry, Chapter 181 - Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs” 8) Per Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM”, the institution is granted and accepts full authority to care for the welfare of the children in their care. This selfinvoked declaration of authority classifies Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch as a youth care facility and mandates full compliance with licensing and operation regulations referenced throughout “Department of Labor and Industry, Chapter 181 - Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs” 9) As an operationally classified youth care facility, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is legally obligated to uphold the rules and regulations outlined in the “Department of Labor and Industry, Chapter 181 - Board of Private Alternative Adolescent Residential or Outdoor Programs”. Listed below are particular areas of concern regarding negative compliance: a) Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(a)(i), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” provides no description of the facility, particularly it’s geographical location, only referring to its post office box. The only reference to a treatment program is referenced above in “Pinehaven Policy Handbook, I. Philosophies, Section 1. The Goal”. b) Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(a)(iii), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” provides no description of the services they provide. The only reference to a treatment program is referenced above in “Pinehaven Policy Handbook, I. Philosophies, Section 1. The Goal”. c) Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(a)(iv), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” provides no description of the population

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served by the program, specifically any reference to the maximum number of program participants to be served and the gender of program participants. Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(a)(v), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” provides a policy regarding communication privileges and restrictions. This policy however, referenced above in “Pinehaven Policy Handbook, V. Telephones, Section 4. (Lines 12-14)” eliminate to option for children to have uninhibited, direct access to contact the Montana abuse reporting hotline to report allegations of abuse as mandated by, and referenced above in “24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants, Section (1)(e)”. Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(a)(vi), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” provides no policy or guideline outlining or describing expectations for program participants and family participation. Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(b)(i), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865” does not include an outline or description of services to be provided. Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(b)(ii), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865” does not include a defined cost of service, rather an undefined, unenforced statement of faith in Paragraph IX. Regarding 24.181.601 Program Administration. Section (1)(b)(iii), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865” does not include a refund policy. Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(a), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any outline or description regarding the rights of participants to receive care and services, including educational services within the program’s capability, mission, and applicable laws and regulations. Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(b), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any outline or description regarding the rights of participants to be free from discrimination. Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(c), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any outline or description regarding the rights of participants to a safe environment with respect for human dignity. Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(d), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does include a description regarding the rights of participants to the protection of the privacy of information and records regarding each program participant and the participant’s family, however, these rights are immediately benchmarked to circumstantial inquiries in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook, I. Philosophies, Section 9. Confidentiality (Lines 7-12)” referenced above. Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(e), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does include a description regarding the rights of participants to communication privileges within the limitations of the program policy, , however, these rights are not provided in a manner that at all times participants will be allowed timely access to contact the Montana abuse reporting hotline to report allegations of abuse, due to communication restriction policies outlined in “ Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook, I. Philosophies, Section 16. Teamwork (Lines 2-6), V. Telephone, Section 2. (Lines 5-7), and V. Telephones, Section 4. (Lines 12-14), referenced above.

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n) Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(f), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” and Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865, Paragraph III” does include a policy and notification of searches and examinations of personal property, however, these policies and notifications do not include a description of the types of searches that are allowed in the program, the circumstances under which each type of search will be allowed, including the required training that staff must complete to be authorized to conduct such searches. o) Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(g), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any outline or description regarding the rights of participants to be free from corporal punishment or the infliction of physical pain as a disciplinary measure. p) Regarding 24.181.603 Rights and Responsibilities of Program Participants. Section (1)(g), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any outline or description regarding the rights of participants to submit complaints and grieve alleged violations of these rules, including a prohibition on retaliation against a program participant for submitting such a complaint. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook”. 1. Philosophies. Section 16. Teamwork (Lines 2-6) referenced above clearly establishes policy that prohibits staff from participating in a confidential reporting of such a report. q) Regarding 24.181.605 Required Personnel Screening. Section (1) and (2), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy establishing that the program shall submit a background check for the program manager and each worker affiliated with the program that has or will have direct access to program participants, including a set of fingerprints for a fingerprint check by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. r) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(c), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy regarding orientation and ongoing training. s) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(d), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy regarding performance appraisals. t) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(e), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy regarding rules of conduct. u) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(f), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy regarding prohibited conduct that constitutes sexual and personal harassment. v) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (2)(b), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written policy and procedure describing required minimum initial and ongoing staff training and the requirement that staff members complete at least the minimum training required. w) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (3)(b)(d)(e)(f), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy mandating that direct care staff initial training shall consist of minimum requirements including mandatory child abuse reporting laws, medical protocols and emergency procedures, suicide prevention, and de-escalation of crisis situations and passive physical restraint techniques to ensure the protection and safety of the program participants and staff. x) Regarding 24.181.609 Personnel Administration. Section (4), as a program which utilizes volunteers, substitutes, and student interns, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy and procedures covering direct supervision by program staff.

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y)

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Regarding 24.181.611 Admissions. Section (1)(a)(b)(f)(g), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy and procedures including suicide screening, pertinent mental health history, relevant psycho-social history, and policies regarding the attesting or verifying of legal authority to place or remove a program participant from a program. Regarding 24.181.612 Delivery of Services. Section (1)(a), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include any policy or procedures define the physical address at which services are provided. Regarding 24.181.613 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(a), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written plan of action and training for disasters, casualties, and evacuation. Regarding 24.181.613 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(b), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written plan of action and training for Montana laws regarding reporting of child abuse and neglect as required in 41-3-201, MCA, or policy that mandates that incidents of abuse or neglect must be reported to the appropriate state agency as required by state law. Regarding 24.181.613 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(c), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written plan of action and training for handling emergency situations such as suicide threat or attempt, abuse, assault, and program participants running away from the program, which must include notification of the parent or legally responsible person. Regarding 24.181.613 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(d), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written plan of action and training for addressing an incident that involves death which must include board notification as well as notification of the parent or legally responsible person. Regarding 24.181.613 Personnel Administration. Section (1)(e)(i)(ii)(iii), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written plan of action and training for procedures to follow in medical emergencies and when arranging for medical care which requires at the minimum the availability of an adequately supplied first aid kit in the facility and a direct care staff certified in first aid and CPR present, a telephone or twoway radio available for emergencies, and response to and training on suicide prevention as well as prevention of injuries and illnesses. Regarding 24.181.616 Behavioral Management. Section (2), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a written behavioral management policy and procedures including, but not limited to a description of the methods of discipline to be used by the program which include the philosophy of discipline, methods of discipline permitted and the purpose of the discipline as it relates to the ongoing learning and development process for program participants, and a statement outlining that discipline methods must not employ the use of corporal punishment as defined in 20-4-302, MCA. Regarding 24.181.616 Behavioral Management. Section (4)(d), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not include a policy governing the use of restraint including a chain of notification within the organization, notification of parent(s) or guardian(s) or outline the manner in which the use of restraint is to occur. Regarding 24.181.616 Behavioral Management. Section (5), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not provide a behavioral management policy to all staff and require direct care staff to receive training relative to behavioral management. Regarding 24.181.621 Medical Services. Section (1), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not provide a written policy and procedure for provision of routine and emergency medical services, including mental health services. Regarding 24.181.622 Medications. Section (1)(a), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not provide a written policy and procedure regarding notification of the parents or legally responsible person of any changes in medication that is prescribed or distributed by program staff within 24 hours.

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kk) Regarding 24.181.622 Medications. Section (1)(b), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not provide a written policy and procedure regarding maintaining a log of missed or refused dosages of prescribed medications distributed by program staff, or that such log must be made available upon request to state and federal inspectors and to a parent or legally responsible person. ll) Regarding 24.181.623 Infectious Diseases. Section (1), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not provide a written policy and procedure designed to prevent or control infectious and communicable diseases. mm) Regarding 24.181.624 Financial Requirements. Section (1), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “PARENTAL AGREEMENT AND CONSENT FORM For placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865” does not provide a written disclosure of all fees and expenses the program participant may incur, nor does it identify which fees may be refundable. nn) Regarding 24.181.358 Transportaion. Section (1), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s “Pinehaven Policy Handbook” does not provide a written policy and procedure for transporting program participants.

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CHILD HEALTH CARE ABUSE VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) 2) 3) 5)

Robert Larsson, Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Andy Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Maxine Kent, Co-Manager - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Violation References MSC 53-4-1001 MSC 53-4-1002 MSC 53-4-1004 MSC 53-4-1005 MSC 41-3-102(4)(a) MSC 41-3-102(7)(A) MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(iv) Pinehaven Parent’s and Family Policy Guide Page 4 – Dental and Medical Needs

Violation Details

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Referenced Documents Testimony of Affidavit Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

Pinehaven Parent’s and Family Policy Guide Pinehaven Income/Expense by Category – YTD 1/1/2010 – 7/24/2010

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Violation Details 1)

By testimony of affidavit, Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT) children in the care of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch are often denied access to licensed healthcare professionals and institutions, by authority of Robert Larsson (Director), Andy Larsson (Co-Director), and Jon Larsson (Co-Director) due to lack of funding for such cases as illness, injury or mental health issues in violation. Specific and general occurrences of child abuse, violating MSC 41-3-102(4)(a), MSC 41-3-102(7)(A), and MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(iv), are listed below a)

Specifically, in the case of program participant Tiffany Welch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 12), Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) prevented Tiffany from obtaining medical attention and/or care for prolonged periods of time, causing her infection and pain to worsen.

b)

Specifically, in the case of program participant Ryan Marcum (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 13), Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) prevented Ryan from obtaining any medical attention and/or care due to assumptions of self-inflicted injuries.

c)

Specifically, in the case of program participant Lilly Lockman (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 15), Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) prevented Lilly from obtaining any medical attention and/or care due to a lack of funding or insurance. Lilly was forced to endure a non-licensed surgical process.

d)

Generally, in the case of multiple unidentified program participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 14), were prevented or restricted by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) from obtaining medical attention and/or care. Only after “proving” the validity of an injury or illness to a benchmark of time and consistent discomfort, were these children provided appropriate access. During this period of benchmarked proof, program participants are ostracized, and provided with meager rations.

e)

In the specific cases of Tiffany Welch, Ryan Marcum and Lilly Lockman, and the general case of multiple unidentified program participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’ Ranch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14,15), Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) committed child abuse by exposing children to substantial risk of physical or psychological harm by acts of omission in violation of MSC 41-3-102(7)(A).

f)

In the specific cases of Tiffany Welch, Ryan Marcum and Lilly Lockman, and the general case of multiple unidentified program participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’ Ranch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14,15), Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) committed child abuse by failing to supply Pinehaven program participants with adequate healthcare, though financially able to do so (Pinehaven Income/Expense by Category – YTD 1/1/2010 – 7/24/2010) or offered financial or other reasonable means to do so per MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(iv).

g)

In the specific cases of Tiffany Welch, Ryan Marcum and Lilly Lockman, and the general case of multiple unidentified program participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’ Ranch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14,15), medical attention/and or care was available to program participants by Partnership Health Center in Missoula, MT, regardless of funding or insurance available.

h)

In the specific cases of Tiffany Welch, Ryan Marcum and Lilly Lockman, and the general case of multiple unidentified program participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’ Ranch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14,15), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch possessed sufficient capability to provide medical attention and/or care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program Act per MSC 54-4-1002.

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UNLICENSED MEDICAL PRACTICE VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by:

1) 2)

Maxine Kent, Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Rick Bondy, Laborer, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Violation References MSC 37-3-301(1) MSC 37-3-303 MSC 37-3-304 MSC 37-3-305 MSC 37-3-315

Violation Details

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Attachments Testimony of Affidavit Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch) Section 12, 13,14, 15, 16

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Violation Details 1)

In reference to Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14 and 15, Maxine Kent (Relief Houseparent, Personnel Manager) does not hold a license to practice medicine in the State of Montana in accordance with MSC 37-3-301(1)

2)

In reference to Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14 and 15, Maxine Kent (Relief Houseparent, Personnel Manager) does not possess the qualifications to hold a license to practice medicine in the State of Montana in accordance with MSC 37-3-305, and MSC 37-3-315.

3)

In reference to Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Sections 12,13,14 and 15, Maxine Kent diagnoses illnesses, injuries and medical complaints and prescribes or denies treatment in violation of 37-3-301(1), MSC 37-3-303, and MSC 37-3-304.

4)

In reference to Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 15, Rick Bondy (Laborer) does not hold a license to practice medicine in the State of Montana in accordance with MSC 37-3-301(1)

5)

In reference to Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 15, Rick Bondy (Laborer) does not possess the qualifications to hold a license to practice medicine in the State of Montana in accordance with MSC 37-3-305, and MSC 37-3-315.

6)

In reference to Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 15, Rick Bondy (Laborer) performs surgical procedures in violation of 37-3-301(1), MSC 37-3-303, and MSC 37-3-304.

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INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)

Robert Larsson, Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Andy Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Maxine Kent, Co-Manager - Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Ned Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT John Kemery, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Esther Kemery, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Violation References MSC 41-3-102(7)(a)(i) MSC 41-3-102(7)(a)(ii) MSC 41-3-102(7)(b)(i)(A) MSC 41-3-102(7)(b)(i)(B)(ii)(d) MSC 41-3-102(19) MSC 41-3-102(20) MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(i) MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(ii) MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(iv) MSC 41-3-102(21)(a)(v)

Violation Details

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Referenced Documents Testimony of Affidavit Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

Testimony of Affidavit Jeremy Lamb (Teacher, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

Recorded Phone Testimony Jessica Roberts (Program Participant, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch)

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Violation Details

1) By testimony of affidavit, Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT) witnessed the following specific and general occurrences of child abuse and neglect as defined by MSC 41-3-102: a)

In the specific case of program participant Kim Christensen (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 5), who was physically assaulted by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager, Relief Houseparent) in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3-102. i)

At the time of the physical assault, Kim Christensen was under 18 years of age, classifying her as a child in accordance with MSC 41-3-102(6)

ii)

At the time of the physical assault, Kim Christensen did not present any physical or psychological harm to Maxine Kent or others as provide in MSC 41-3102(7)(a)(b)(i)(B)(d)

b)

In the general case of program participants housed with William Lamb (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 6), who were denied protection by Andy Larsson (Co-Director), putting them at substantial risk of physical or psychological harm by acts of omission in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3-102.

c)

In the specific case of program participant Keith Shernakaw (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 7), who was a victim of physical abuse and neglect while performing forced labor disciplines.

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g)

i)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in substantial injury to skin, extreme pain, permanent or temporary disfigurement, impairment of the body, Keith Shernakaw sustained physical abuse during his disciplines, as defined in 41-3-102(19)

ii)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate nutrition, adequate health care, protective shelter from the elements and appropriate clothing related to weather conditions, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, Keith Shernakaw sustained physical neglect during his disciplines, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the specific case of program participant Troy Birchler (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 8), who was physically assaulted by Ned Kent (Relief Houseparent) in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3102. iii)

At the time of the physical assault, Troy Birchler was under 18 years of age, classifying her as a child in accordance with MSC 41-3-102(6)

iv)

At the time of the physical assault, Troy Birchler did not present any physical or psychological harm to Ned Kent or others as provide in MSC 41-3102(7)(a)(b)(i)(B)(d)

In the specific case of program participant Katy Basset (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 9), who was physically assaulted by Ned Kent (Relief Houseparent) in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3102. v)

At the time of the physical assault, Katy Basset was under 18 years of age, classifying her as a child in accordance with MSC 41-3-102(6)

vi)

At the time of the physical assault, Katy Basset did not present any physical or psychological harm to Ned Kent or others as provide in MSC 41-3102(7)(a)(b)(i)(B)(d)

In the specific case of program participant Melanie Russel (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 10), who was physically assaulted by Ned Kent (Relief Houseparent) in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3-102. vii)

At the time of the physical assault, Melanie was under 18 years of age, classifying her as a child in accordance with MSC 41-3-102(6)

viii)

At the time of the physical assault, Katy Basset did present a physical or psychological harm to Ned Kent or others as provide in MSC 41-3102(7)(a)(b)(i)(B)(d)

In the specific case of program participant Emily Robson (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 11), who was a victim of physical abuse and neglect under the orders of Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) while performing forced labor disciplines. iii)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in substantial injury to

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skin, extreme pain, permanent or temporary disfigurement, impairment of the body, Emily Robson sustained physical abuse during his disciplines, as defined in 41-3-102(19) iv)

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l)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate nutrition, adequate health care, protective shelter from the elements and appropriate clothing related to weather conditions, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, Emily Robson sustained physical neglect during his disciplines, as defined in MSC 413-102(20).

In the specific case of program participant Tiffany Welch (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 12), who was a victim of physical abuse and neglect by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) while undergoing treatments prescribed to her without access to professional medical resources. v)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in substantial, extreme pain, Tiffany Welch sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(19)

vi)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate health care, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, Tiffany Welch sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the specific case of program participant Ryan Marcum (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 13), who was a victim of physical abuse and neglect by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) while undergoing treatments prescribed to him without access to professional medical resources. vii)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in substantial, extreme pain, Ryan Marcum sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(19)

viii)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate health care, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, Ryan Marcum sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the general case of program participants (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 14), who were victims of physical abuse and neglect by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) while undergoing treatments prescribed to them without access to professional medical resources. ix)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in substantial, extreme pain, program participants sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(19)

x)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate health care, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, program participants sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the specific case of program participant Lilly Lockman (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 15), who was a victim of physical abuse and neglect by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager and Relief Houseparent) and Rick Bondy (Laborer) while undergoing treatments and surgical procedures prescribed to her without access to professional medical resources. xi)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in substantial, extreme pain, Lilly Lockman sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(19)

xii)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate health care, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, Lilly Lockman sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the specific case of program participant Kim Christensen (Affidavit of Denise Bingham, Section 16), who was a victim of physical abuse and neglect by Andy Larsson (Co-Director) while recovering from an attempted suicide without access to professional medical resources. xiii)

By intentional omission and gross negligence resulting in internal bleeding, extreme pain, impairment of any bodily organ or function, Kim Christensen sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(19)

xiv)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including adequate health care, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk and harm by failing to intervene or eliminate the risk, Kim Christensen sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

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m) In the specific case of program participant Austin Torgenrude (Affidavit of Jeremy Lamb, Section 5), who was physically assaulted by Ned Kent (Relief Houseparent) in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3102.

n)

o)

p)

ix)

At the time of the physical assault, Austin Torgenrude was under 18 years of age, classifying her as a child in accordance with MSC 41-3-102(6)

x)

At the time of the physical assault, Austin Torgenrude did not present any physical or psychological harm to Ned Kent or others as provide in MSC 41-3102(7)(a)(b)(i)(B)(d)

In the general case of program participants living at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch under the assigned care of John Kemery (Affidavit of Jeremy Lamb, Section 7), who were victims of physical abuse and neglect by John Kemery (Houseparent) while being imprisoned nightly without access to sanitation facilities or relief from fire dangers. xv)

Through actual physical or psychological harm to a child or substantial risk of physical or psychological harm to a child by the acts or omissions of John Kemery (Houseparent), program participants sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(7)(b)(i)(A)

xvi)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including cleanliness and general supervision, or both, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, program participants sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the general case of program participants living at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch under the assigned care of Esther Kemery (Affidavit of Jeremy Lamb, Section 7), who were victims of physical abuse and neglect by John Kemery (Houseparent) while being imprisoned nightly without access to sanitation facilities or relief from fire dangers. xvii)

Through actual physical or psychological harm to a child or substantial risk of physical or psychological harm to a child by the acts or omissions of Ester Kemery (Houseparent), program participants sustained physical abuse as defined in 41-3-102(7)(b)(i)(A)

xviii)

By Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s failure to provide basic necessities including cleanliness and general supervision, or both, and allowing the child to be exposed to an unreasonable physical or psychological risk, program participants sustained physical neglect, as defined in MSC 41-3-102(20).

In the specific case of program participant Jessica Roberts (Recorded Phone Testimony, Jessica Roberts), who was physically assaulted by Maxine Kent (Personnel Manager, Relief Houseparent) in violation of multiple sections of MSC 41-3-102. xi)

At the time of the physical assault, Jessica Roberts was under 18 years of age, classifying her as a child in accordance with MSC 41-3-102(6)

xii)

At the time of the physical assault, Jessica Roberts did not present any physical or psychological harm to Maxine Kent or others as provide in MSC 41-3102(7)(a)(b)(i)(B)(d)

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CHILD LABOR VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of willfully committed violations of Montana State Code by: 1) Robert Larsson, Director, Chairman of the Board – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 2) Andy Larsson, Former Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 3) Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 4) Robert Eder, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 5) Mary Jensen, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 6) Charles Willet, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 7) Ned Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 8) Maxine Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 9) John Kemery, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 10) Esther Kemery, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 11) Gary Henderson, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 12) Susan Henderson, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 13) Chris Scott, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 14) Dawn Scott, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 15) John Robine, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 16) Lisa Robine, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 17) TJ Revesz, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 18) Kris Revesz, Houseparent – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 19) Rick Bondy, Operations Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 20) Mitch Camp, Foreman – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 21) Kaatje Camp, Teacher – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 22) Elvan Lamb, Laborer – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 23) Adam Houghton, Teacher – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 24) Brenda Houghton, Teacher – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 25) Dan Larsson, Counselor – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Violation References Montana State Code Sections 39-2-101 39-3-404 39-6-105 39-6-108 41-2-104 41-5-106 41-2-108 41-2-110 41-2-118

39-3-203 39-3-406 39--106 41-2-103 41-2-105 41-2-107 41-2-109 41-2-115

Violation Details

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Supporting Documentation Parental Agreement and Consent Form For Placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

Minor Voluntary Participation Contract (Untitled) Prepared by Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, P.O. Box 940, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

Pinehaven Policy Handbook Orientation Guidelines for New Kids Pinehaven Parent’s and Family Policy Guide Pinehaven Financial Report Income/Expense by Category – YTD 1/1/1/2010 – 7/24/2010

External Supporting Documentation Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch Website

www.pinehaven.net

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Considerations regarding the laws, regulations and private policies identified above and in the attached documents are as follows: 1) In regards to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Income and Expense Report Income Line Items identified as “Items Sold Or Returned - $69,498.00” and “Loan Payment - $11,450.00:, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch has demonstrated the profit and market-based nature of all employment, both compensated (staff) and uncompensated (participants). 2) In regards to the employment of minors as defined in MSC 41-2-103(4)(a) as an occupation engaged in, permitted, or suffered, with or without compensation, and not including casual, community service, nonrevenue raising, uncompensated activated as defined in MSC 41-2-103(4)(b), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is violating MSC 39-2-101 by not presenting, facilitating, or producing a contract for participants who they have engaged to do something for the benefit of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch. 3) In regards to the definitions of employment in MSC 41-2-103(4)(a), (4)(b), and MSC 39-2-101, Pinehaven is violating MSC 39-3-203(1) by not, on written demand, prior to the commencement of work, notify each employee (i.e. participant) as to the rate of wages they will be paid, whether by the hour, day, week, month, or year, and the date of such payments. This notification is not put in writing to each participant, nor is a notice posted in a conspicuous place. 4) In regards to the definitions of employment in MSC 41-2-103(4)(a), (4)(b), and MSC 39-2-101, Pinehaven is violating MSC 39-3-404(1) by not paying each employee (i.e. participant) a wage of not less than the applicable minimum wage as determined by the Commisioner in accordance with MSC 39-3-409. 5) In regards to the definitions of employment in MSC 41-2-103(4)(a), (4)(b), and MSC 39-2-101, and with consideration of participant’s classification as farm workers, Pinehaven is violating MSC 39-3-404(2)(b) by not paying participants a minimum wage not less than $635 a month. 6) In regards to the definitions of employment in MSC 41-2-103(4)(a), (4)(b), and MSC 39-2-101, and with consideration of participant’s classification as farm workers, Pinehaven’s policy and practice of paying participants who are not under disciplinary action “grounded” a weekly allowance of $5.00 a week (equivalent to $21.67 a month) is violating MSC 39-3-404(2)(b) by not paying participants a minimum wage not less than $635 a month. 7) In regards to the provisions of 39-3-404 and 39-3-405 (not referenced), Pinehaven does not qualify for an exclusion for the following reasons: a) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not a distributive education program established under the auspices of an accredited educational agency as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(a) b) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not a private home, and employs participants outside the scope of menial chores, such as babysitting, mowing lawns, and cleaning sidewalks as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(b) c) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch participants are not the dependents of their respective heads of households under whom they are supervised, nor are they employed by these heads of households as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(c) d) Immediate members of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch participants are not the dependents of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch for half or more of their support as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(d) e) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch participants do not hold the capability to refuse work, thus they are not voluntarily offering their services as “not regular employees" of a non-profit organization as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(e) f) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not a registered non-profit organization in the State of Montana, as required for participant labor to be excluded by MSC 39-3-406(1)(e). g) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch participants are not fully or partially reimbursed for their work as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(a). h) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch participants are not classified as apprentices due to the lack of an Apprenticeship Agreement as mandated by MSC 36-1059 and MSC 39-6-106, nor are they paid a wage as mandated by MSC 39-6-108, as required by MSC 39-3-406(1)(g).

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i)

Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch participants are not compensated as learners for 50% of minimum wage as defined in MSC 39-3-404 during an exclusionary first 180 days of employment, or at minimum wage as defined in MSC 39-3-404 following this exclusionary period.

8) According to marketing communication on the Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch website, Pinehaven is a “kid and cattle” ranch located in Western Montana. 9) Participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, participants are employed as outlined in MSC 41-2103, without pay or compensation, or discresion of age, in the following age-specified prohibited areas of agricultural and domestic operations in violation of MSC 41-2-105, 41-2-106, 41-2-107, and 42-2-108 a) milking of cows b) the raising of livestock d) planting, cultivating, tillage of soil, and harvesting of crops e) excavation with and/or without machinery assistance f) forestry or lumbering operations g) incidental preparations of farm products for market or delivery to storage h) laundering i) warehousing and storage j) construction and repair k) work performed in or around a boiler l) work in connection with the maintenance or the repair of an establishment, machine or equipment m) work in freezers and meat coolers n) loading or unloading good to and from a truck, or conveyor o) felling, bucking, skidding, loading, or unloading timber p) handling or using agricultural chemicals classified as poisonous q) transporting, transferring, or applying anhydrous ammonia r) logging and the operation of a sawmill s) operation of power-driven woodworking machines t) operation of a power-driven metal forming machine u) slaughtering, meatpacking, meat processing, or rendering v) operation of a circular saw or bandsaw w) wrecking or demolition operation x) roofing y) riding outside a motor vehicle to assist in transporting or delivering goods 10)In regards to exceptions from prohibited occupations in agriculture for minors, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not possess recognition as a vocational/technical education program in agriculture under a recognized state or local educational authority as mandated by MSC 41-2-109 (a). 11)In regards to exceptions from prohibited occupations in agriculture for minors, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not facilitate participants with a written agreement that references participant labor as employment as mandated by MSC 41-2-109(b), (b)(i). 12)In regards to exceptions from prohibited occupations in agriculture for minors, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not prepare a schedule of organized and progressive work processes to be performed on the job as mandated by MSC 41-2-109(b)(iv). 13)In regards to exceptions from prohibited occupations in agriculture for minors, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not provide a written agreement containing the name of the participant, and signed by the a person aughorized to represent Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch as mandated by MSC 41-2-109(c) 14)In regards to exceptions from prohibited occupations in agriculture for minors as apprentices, no participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch are registered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the United States Department of Labor as employed in accordance with the standards established by that Bureau or are registered by the Department as employed in accordance with the standards of the Department as mandated by MSC 41-2-110(a)(iv). 15)In violation of MSC 41-2-115(b)(i) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not have any policies in

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place to prevent the employment of minors 14-15 years of age and younger for more than 3 hours on a school day. Such violations of this mandate include an average of 2 hours of labor in the morning, and no less than three hours of labor following school, with domestic labor extending beyond these limits. 16)In violation of MSC 41-2-115(a) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not have any policies in place to prevent the employment of minors 14-15 years of age and younger before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. during the school year (June 1 through Labor Day). Such violations of this mandate include milking and feeding chores every morning, normally occurring from 5:30 a.m. through 7:30 a.m. 17)In violation of MSC 41-2-115(b)(i) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not have any policies in place to prevent the employment of minors 14-15 years of age and younger for more than 3 hours on a school day. Such violations of this mandate include an average of 2 hours of labor in the morning, and no less than three hours of labor following school, with domestic labor extending beyond these limits. 18)In violation of MSC 41-2-115(b)(i) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch has a history of employing minors 14-15 years of age and younger for more than 3 hours on a school day. Such violations of this mandate include the use of forced labor (excavation, “rock pile” and manure collection and spreading “bullpen”) for disciplinary purposes during school hours. 19)In violation of MSC 41-2-115(b)(ii) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not have any policies in place to prevent the employment of minors 14-15 years of age and younger for more than 18 hours in a school week. Such violations of this mandate include a minimum average of 35 hours of labor including weekends for each participant. 20)In violation of MSC 41-2-115(b)(iii) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not have any policies in place to prevent the employment of minors 14-15 years of age and younger more than 8 hours on a nonschool day. Such violations of this mandate include a minimum average of 10-12 hours of labor on a non-school day. 21)In regards to exceptions from prohibited occupations in agriculture for minors, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not approved by the Department or Office of Public Instruction as career exploration program, nor is any employment pursuant to a school-supervised or school administered work experience by the Pinehaven Christian School division of this institution as mandated by MSC 412-110(2). 22)In regards to the employment of minors as defined in MSC 41-2-103(4)(a) as an occupation engaged in, permitted, or suffered, with or without compensation, and not including casual, community service, nonrevenue raising, uncompensated activated as defined in MSC 41-2-103(4)(b), Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is violating MSC 39-2-101 by not presenting, facilitating, or producing a contract for participants who they have engaged to do something for the benefit of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch. 23)In regards to the provisions of MSC 41-2-104, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not qualify for an exemption for the following reasons: a. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch has not receieved written consent from participant’s parents or a person standing in place of a participant’s parents for their (participant’s) employment as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(1). b. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not employ participant’s parents or a person standing in place of a participant’s parents as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(1). c. Work performed by participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, either in domestic service or agricultural pursuit outside school hours is not performed in connection with a home or a farm owned or operated by the participant’s parent or by a person standing in place of the parent (legal guardian) as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(2) d. If Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch staff members are to be considered a person standing in place of the participant’s parent without legal guardianship in consideration of MSC 41-2-104(2) and 41-2-104(3), then participants who are employed outside school hours are not compensated and Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is in violation of MSC 39-3-404. e. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not a campsite of a nonprofit corporation, and employment of participants during periods of school vacations on Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch do not meet the requirements for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(4). f. Work performed by participants at Kootenai Christian Camp during periods of school vacations, if

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voluntary, does qualify as exempted if conducted for citizenship training and character building.

g. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch does not employ any participant as an actor, model or performer as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(5).

h. Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch staff members are not homeowners in regards to their

respective workspaces at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, and work performed by participants after school hours is not casual work for a home owner in usual to the home of the home owner as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(6). i. Work performed by participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not performed under the employment of the legislature as a legislative aide or page as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(7) j. Work performed by participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not performed in the distribution or sale of or in the collection for newspapers, periodicals, or circulars as required for exemption by MSC 41-2-104(8). k. Work performed by participants at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch is not performed as an official or referee for a nonprofit athletic organization as required for exemption by MSC 41-2104(9).

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by:

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6)

Robert Larsson, Director, Board Chairman – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius,MT Andy Larsson, Former Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Robert Eder, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Mary Jensen, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Charles Willet, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Violation References 29 USC 654(a)(1) 29 USC 654 (a)(1)

Violation Details

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Attachments Testimony of Affidavit Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch) Section 6

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Violation Details 1)

In accordance with 29 USC 654(a)(1), Denise Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT) and Dave Bingham (Houseparent, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT), reported a hazard likely to cause death or serious physical harm to them to violation to Andy Larsson (Co-Director, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT)

2)

Andy Larsson made no attempt to remove a hazard likely to cause death or serious physical harm to Denise Bingham and Dave Bingham in violation of 29 USC 654(a)(2)

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CONTRACTING FRAUD VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code willfully committed by: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)

Robert Larsson, Director, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Andy Larsson, Former Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Robert Eder, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Mary Jensen, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Charles Willet, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Ned Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Maxine Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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Montana State Code References 28-2-702 Outline of Violations

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Supporting Documentation Parental Agreement and Consent Form For Placement in Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

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Outline of Violation 1) In Paragraph 5 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Parental Agreement and Consent Form, it is clearly expressed that parents are agreeing to an unlawful exemption of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, directly or indirectly from responsibility for property of another, whether willful or negligent in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 2) In Paragraph 6 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Parental Agreement and Consent Form, it is clearly expressed that parents are agreeing to an unlawful exemption of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch from responsibility for willful injury to the person or property of another, whether willful or negligent in violation of MSC 28-2-702.

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MINOR CONTRACTING FRAUD VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of two misdemeanor violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)

Robert Larsson, Director, Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Andy Larsson, Former Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Jon Larsson, Co-Director – Pinehaven Christian Children Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Robert Eder, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Mary Jensen, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Charles Willet, Board Member – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Ned Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Maxine Kent, Co-Manager – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Montana State Code References 41-1-101 28-2-201

41-1-301

Outline of Violations

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Supporting Documentation Minor Voluntary Participation Contract (Untitled) Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

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Outline of Violations 1) The Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (Untitled) attempts to force minors, as defined in MSC 41-1-101, into contracting in violation of MSC 282-201. 2) In Paragraph 2 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power through acceptance of direction and obedience to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 3) In Paragraph 6 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power through delegation of access and authority to bank accounts to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 4) In Paragraph 7 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power through voluntary inspection and examination of personal possessions, including mail, in a addition to undefined and unregulated disciplinary actions imposed by Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 5) In Paragraph 8 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power through acceptance of participation in the chore and work program at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 6) In Paragraph 9 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power and privilege based upon the trust and respect of staff at Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 7) In Paragraph 10 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power through release of personal imagery, copyright, identity and photographic representation for promotional purposes to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702. 8) In Paragraph 11 (unannotated) of Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch’s Minor Voluntary Placement Contract (untitled), it is clearly expressed that participants are agreeing to an unlawful delegation of power through relinquishment of rights to personal property to Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch contingent upon incidental requirement, as a minor as defined in MSC 41-1-101 in violation of MSC 28-2-702.

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UNLICENSED COUNSELOR MISREPRESENTATION VIOLATION REPORT Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch

This report is being provided in order to inform you of violations of Montana State Code, willfully committed by: 1) 2)

Robert Larsson, Director – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT Danny Larsson, Counselor – Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch, St. Ignatius, MT

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Violation References MSC 37-23-201 MSC 37-23-202 MSC 37-23-203

Violation Details

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Referenced Documents Email Transcript Sender: Bob Larsson Recipient: Susan Gleeson (investigative alias for James P. Mason)

Ozark Christian College Website www.occ.edu/admissions/academics

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Violation Details

1) Through multiple chains of communication with churches and religious organizations throughout the United States,

it came to the attention of the reporters that Robert Larsson was responding to accusations from former program participants with information (Email Transcript – Bob Larsson). Within these communications was the promotion and development of public knowledge that Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch employed a licensed counselor for the purpose of counseling “troubled kids” who are in their care for behavioral rehabilitation and treatment.

2) With this understanding, and the presentation of Danny Larsson (Counselor) as a licensed counselor, and a willful participant in the dispersion, promotion and development of this public understanding, the following violations of MSC 37-23-201 have been willfully committed by Bob Larsson (Director): a)

Danny Larsson has earned a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministry (Psychology and Counseling Specialization) from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. This degree is described by Ozark Christian College on their public website as a four year program of study that equips students for a counseling ministry in a local church with the possibility of pursuing graduate study to become a licensed counselor. i)

Requirements for this degree include 52 hours of Biblical Studies, 46 hours of General Studies and 33 credit hours of Professional Studies (including 18 hours of the Psychology and Counseling specialization)

b)

Danny Larsson has represented himself, and has been represented by Bob Larsson, as engaging in the practice of professional counseling in violation of MSC 37-23-201(2)

c)

In regards to MSC 37-23-201(3), Danny Larsson was not licensed in accordance to MSC 372-201 before October 1 st, 1993.

d)

In regards to MSC 37-23-201(4)(a), Danny Larsson does not hold any official position as a pastor at any church incorporated in the State of Montana, and therefore is not a member of another profession as a pastoral counselor.

e)

In regards to MSC 37-23-201(4)(a), Danny Larsson has not represented himself, and has not been represented by Bob Larsson as a pastoral counselor.

f)

In regards to MSC 37-23-201(4)(b), Danny Larsson is not employed by or acting as a volunteer for a federal, state, county, or municipal agency or an educational, research, or charitable institution that is a part of the duties of the office or position

g)

In regards to MSC 37-23-201(4)(c), Danny Larsson is not conducting an activity or service of an employee of a business establishment performed solely for the benefit of the establishment’s employees, or an activity or service of a student, intern, or resident in mental health counseling pursuing a course of study at an accredited university or college or working in a generally recognized training center where the activity or service constitutes a part of the supervised course of study.

h)

In regards to MSC 37-23-202 (a), Danny Larsson has not completed a planned graduate program of 60 semester hours, primarily counseling in nature, 6 semester hours of which were earned in advanced counseling practicum that resulted in a graduate degree from an institution accredited to offer a graduate program in counseling.

i)

In regards to MSC 37-23-202 (b), Danny Larsson has not completed 3,000 hours of counseling practice supervised by a licensed professional counselor or licensed member of an allied mental health profession, at least half of which was postdegree.

j)

In regards to MSC 37-23-202 (c), Danny Larsson has not passed an examination prepared and administered by the national board of certified counselors or the national academy of certified mental health counselors and completed an application for licensure.

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INSERT AFFIDAVIT OF TIM SABENS


INSERT AFFIDAVIT OF LISA SABENS


INSERT AFFIDAVIT OF JEREMY LAMB


INSERT AFFIDAVIT OF Denise Bingham


INSERT VICKY TUCKER ABUSE COMPLAINT REPORT


INSERT MICHAEL GEHL OFFICIAL REPORT


---------- Forwarded message ---------From: "Robert C. Larsson" <pinehaven@blackfoot.net> To: <craig@maplewoodchurch.com> Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 23:13:56 -0600 Subject: Fw: Fw: KRUG REPORT Thot you'd like to see this

Subject: Fwd: Fw: KRUG REPORT

May 20, 2010 Detective Michael W. Gehl Lake County Sheriff's Office 106 4th Ave East Polson, MT, 59860 John Strandell DCI - Investigations Bureau Chief PO Box 201417 Helena, MT, 59620-1417 Chief Strandell, In regards to your letter dated April 26, 2010, your office received information from a Vicky Tucker of allegations of abuse at the Pinehaven Ranch in St. Ignatius by David Krug. We received an email complaint by Mr. Krug on March 29, 2010. I was assigned to investigate the complaint. It was during this time that I received your information, through Sheriff Larson. I contacted Mr. Krug and requested documentation and other information on March 30, 2010. He informed me that it was all ready to go, or in the process to send out. I spoke with him again, on two separate occasions. As of this date I have yet to receive anything from him. I have made numerous other attempts to speak with Mr. Krug. My calls go unanswered, and voicemails unreturned. It is apparent to me that at this point and time Mr. Krug is unwilling to cooperate in any type of investigation. I have read all of Mr. Krug's internet postings, of which there appears to be a personal motive, of which I am unaware, behind the postings. I have interviewed the staff, house parents, and administration of Pinehaven. I have reviewed all of the cases in which Pinehaven has ever been mentioned in our records. There are two cases of note, of which Pinehaven cooperated fully with investigators. One involved the suicide of a juvenile male who ran away on a winter night, in which the male entered an RV in storage and drank brake fluid. The other case involved a male staff member who sexually assaulted two minor females. The suspect confessed, and was convicted. The only other cases of note involve runaway juveniles from the ranch. Pinehaven Ranch specifically works with troubled youth. I could not locate in our records any other contact with the ranch in regards of any type of complaint, or allegation of any kind. In Mr. Krug's original complaint, I located several items that were factually incorrect. Through interviews and reviews of the two cases I previously mentioned, I noted that Mr. Krug was obviously completely unaware of several key matters in both of these investigations, that he would be aware of, had he been involved. Mr. Krug was a student at Pinehaven when Mr. Wagener committed suicide. Mr. Krug graduated in 1998. He would have no knowledge of a rape that occurred in 2003, as he had no contact with the school after leaving.


In addition to, I interviewed parents/caregivers of children at Pinehaven. I could not confirm any type of abuse at the ranch, or any allegations of any type of abuse of any type. When I was at the ranch, it was unannounced. I found the property to be clean and neat. There was nothing to report out of the ordinary. The Pinehaven Ranch is a working cattle ranch. In conclusion, it is my belief at this point and time, that Mr. Krug is alleging allegations against the Pinehaven ranch for personal motives. I cannot validate, or substantiate any of his allegations. I also noted Mr. Krug has an extensive criminal background, specifically involving theft, identity theft, forgery, and drug abuse. The information that he originally provided to my office cannot be regarded as factual, as I have noted several inconsistencies, and factually incorrect information. Sincerely, Detective Michael W. Gehl CC Case file


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This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------060107050306060809080104 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit > -----------------------------------------------------------------------> Letter head > > May 20, 2010 > > Detective Michael W. Gehl > Lake County Sheriff's Office > 106 4th Ave East > Polson, MT, 59860 > > John Strandell > DCI - Investigations Bureau Chief > PO Box 201417 > Helena, MT, 59620-1417 > > Chief Strandell, > > In regards to your letter dated April 26, 2010, your office received > information from a Vicky Tucker of allegations of abuse at the > Pinehaven Ranch in St. Ignatius by David Krug. We received an email > complaint by Mr. Krug on March 29, 2010. I was assigned to > investigate the complaint. It was during this time that I received > your information, through Sheriff Larson. > > I contacted Mr. Krug and requested documentation and other information > on March 30, 2010. He informed me that it was all ready to go, or in > the process to send out. I spoke with him again, on two separate > occasions. As of this date I have yet to receive anything from him. > I have made numerous other attempts to speak with Mr. Krug. My calls > go unanswered, and voicemails unreturned. It is apparent to me that > at this point and time Mr. Krug is unwilling to cooperate in any type > of investigation. I have read all of Mr. Krug's internet postings, of > which there appears to be a personal motive, of which I am unaware, > behind the postings. > > I have interviewed the staff, house parents, and administration of > Pinehaven. I have reviewed all of the cases in which Pinehaven has > ever been mentioned in our records. There are two cases of note, of > which Pinehaven cooperated fully with investigators. One involved the > suicide of a juvenile male who ran away on a winter night, in which > the male entered an RV in storage and drank brake fluid. The other


> case involved a male staff member who sexually assaulted two minor > females. The suspect confessed, and was convicted. > > The only other cases of note involve runaway juveniles from the > ranch. Pinehaven Ranch specifically works with troubled youth. I > could not locate in our records any other contact with the ranch in > regards of any type of complaint, or allegation of any kind. > > In Mr. Krug's original complaint, I located several items that were > factually incorrect. Through > > interviews and reviews of the two cases I previously mentioned, I > noted that Mr. Krug was obviously completely unaware of several key > matters in both of these investigations, that he would be aware of, > had he been involved. Mr. Krug was a student at Pinehaven when Mr. > Wagener committed suicide. Mr. Krug graduated in 1998. He would have > no knowledge of a rape that occurred in 2003, as he had no contact > with the school after leaving. > > In addition to, I interviewed parents/caregivers of children at > Pinehaven. I could not confirm any type of abuse at the ranch, or any > allegations of any type of abuse of any type. When I was at the > ranch, it was unannounced. I found the property to be clean and > neat. There was nothing to report out of the ordinary. The Pinehaven > Ranch is a working cattle ranch. > > In conclusion, it is my belief at this point and time, that Mr. Krug > is alleging allegations against the Pinehaven ranch for personal > motives. I cannot validate, or substantiate any of his allegations. > I also noted Mr. Krug has an extensive criminal background, > specifically involving theft, identity theft, forgery, and drug > abuse. The information that he originally provided to my office > cannot be regarded as factual, as I have noted several > inconsistencies, and factually incorrect information. > > Sincerely, > Detective Michael W. Gehl > CC Case file


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James P. Mason - JP FREELANCE  From: "Jeanne Windham" <djwindham@hotmail.com> Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010 1:49 PM To: "David Krug" <pinehavenalumni@gmail.com>; "James Mason" <jmason@jpfreelance.net> Subject: Voicemail Message from Bernie Lovell Transcribed:  

August 27, 2010, 10:45 am voicemail message on mobile from Bernie Lovell:  

Jeannie this is Bernie hey give me a call girl I need to talk at you about the Pinehaven Boys and Girls Christian ranch and this David Kraig or Krug, or whoever his name umm this boy I don’t know how much you want to believe of what he’s saying but he’s been uh Mike Gehl at the Lake County Sheriff’s office he’s a detective has investigated this kid and investigator found David in too many lies to take him seriously.  OK, give me a call and I’ll give you the particulars and give you the number to contact Mike ok talk to you later babe love you bye bye  

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Pinehaven head addresses allegations against the ranch Posted: Aug 9, 2010 6:28 PM by Allyson Weller Updated: Aug 10, 2010 9:13 AM

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ST. IGNATIUS - We met with the head of the Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch, Bob Larsson, to talk about three missing teens and the allegations from former students. He brought with him an investigation conducted earlier this year, by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

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"There's always going to be someone being critical, and we know that happens and people can get on a band wagon and lead a charge and if they were really honest and they looked at the sheriffs report, they'll say well we thought that was it but there's another side to it and the other side does say a different picture," said Larsson. Related Articles â&#x2013;  Ex-Pinehaven students share experiences on Facebook â&#x2013;  Director, ex-students discuss missing Pinehaven teens

Back in April, Vicky Tucker sent a letter to the Lake County Sheriffs Department claiming abuse at the Pinehaven Ranch. Detective Michael Gehl conducted a two month investigation. In his final report he said he "interviewed the staff, house

parents, and administration". Gehl concluded his report saying "there are no other pending cases or past cases alleging any type of abuse of any type at Pinehaven Ranch". "Come up and see it, we don't tell the kids, 'smile till I quit beating you', it doesn't happen, and the usual comment is, 'these are some of the happiest and nicest most polite kids' they've ever seen," said Larsson.

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"They're individual, they come with a load of baggage emotionally and the things they've been through, our job is to help them get over that in a permanent way," Larsson concluded.

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Controversy continues in Pinehaven investigation Posted: Aug 16, 2010 8:21 AM by Allyson Weller Updated: Aug 16, 2010 10:41 AM

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ST. IGNATIUS - Since the news broke of four missing Illinois teens in the Mission Valley, former students have flooded social media sites to talk about abuse at Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch. The Lake County Sheriff's Office investigated the ranch earlier this year and

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found no abuse. "I've talked to some of the kids up there, I've talked to some of the house parents, it's a clean neat facility and they have a very good success rate from what my understanding is," Lake County Sheriff's Department Detective Michael Gehl explained.

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Department received a complaint. He spoke with a former student David Krug, who attended the school from 1993-1998. "He made some allegations and I requested some specific info from him in

order to document that. Still to this date I have not received anything from Mr. Krug," Gehl said. "I've had multiple email exchanges with him on the phone, and frankly the last time I spoke with him on the phone, he hung up on me."

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But, Krug claims he did provided all the information Gehl asked for. "I really just think that they took the information and didn't really want to investigate it."

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received by the Lake County Sheriffs Office, the case is unfounded". "But they deal with troubled kids, sometime some of the kids are bound and determined to just keep messing up. Some of them eventually get the picture, but I think the

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Pinehaven School does a good job of trying to get those kids back on a good path and helping them out" Gehl told us. "Overall I can't say that it was so horrible, but was there abuse, yes, is that right, no," Krug countered. Gehl says there are no documented cases of any complaint against the Pinehaven school at any time up to this date, adding that if there was anything, he would investigate it. Some former students are questioning the investigation and say that Detective Gehl was biased because of his friendship with the family that runs the camp. But, Gehl says it's a small county and the Larssons are well known in the area. Gehl says he's not "fishing buddies" with the Larssons but he does know them. All of the missing teens have been found (see related story). High

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Inquiry Robert C. Larsson <pinehaven@blackfoot.net> Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 8:08 PM To: suzyglee@gmail.com Cc: Jon Larsson <sti4667@blackfoot.net>, Pinehaven Office <phoffice@blackfoot.net> Hi there Susqn.  Thanks for writing and praying for us.   A lot of lies have been told recently about Pinehaven because Satan wants us to stop winning kids to the Lord.   Yes, we do have a counselor, with a degree in counselling and psychology.  He is my grandson, Dan Larsson.  The kids love him. The kids are not lonely.  They have their houseparents, school teachers, other staff members, and a lot of other kids to talk to.   They do a lot of fun things.  I'm forwarding you a letter about the water slide, as an example.    We all go to church each Sunday.  Some of the boys help serve communion and help take the offerings.  They all go to Bible School.     You don't sound silly.  You sound concerned and so are we.   Keep praying that God will silence the lies of wicked people and keep our staff encouraged as they reach out in love to these needy kids as we have now for 34 years.   In Him,   Bob Larsson, Pinehaven director  

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