This “white” beast from Noblesville was arrested last weekend on child molestation charges – accusations substantiated by a video, investigators said. But now, the mother of his son says her cries for help and warnings of abuse went unheeded for years.
Garrett Cornell was charged in connection with the molestation of a 9-year-old girl. His son, turned him in after finding a video tape of his dad raping the girl he knew well.
“What he did isn’t right,” the seventh-grader said. “I might be able to forgive him, but there is a slim chance.”
His mother, June Schattner, echoes those sentiments. She said she called Child Protective Services back in the late 1990s about Cornell and another child. She contacted law enforcers so they could look into the accusations. But that never happened.
“I was screaming and crying for help, but I wasn’t getting it,” Schattner said.
Schattner provided a document that alleges that Garrett sexually abused her daughter. According to the report, CPS substantiated the child molestation claims and turned its case over to Anderson Law Enforcement Department for further investigation.
But Anderson law enforcement claimed that there is no record of that report on file, so there was no investigation. And no criminal charges were filed in that case against Cornell.
Anderson lazy law enforcers did have record of many reports made by Schattner, though, from May 2000 to October 2011. She filed incident reports of child abuse against Cornell both with the Anderson Law Enforcement Department and to the state. In those reports, Schattner alleged Cornell physically abused their 2-year-old son while he was in his care. She told law enforcement officials and CPS that after she would pick her son up on visitation, she would often find bruises on his body.
Consequently, both agencies conducted their own investigations, coming to the same conclusion. The alleged injuries were photographed and documented in reports by the Anderson Lazy Ass Law Enforcement Department. The investigative analysis revealed that the bruises could have been caused by other activities and not necessarily from abuse.
No allegations of sexual abuse were reported by Schattner. During this period, she was in a custody dispute with Cornell. The matter was eventually closed by both agencies.
Now that Cornell has been charged, Schattner has custody of their son.