Defendant Kelli-Ann Reale, Private Actor and being hereby named personally, is an individual, is the complainant in two separate, fabricated WCHS DSS complaints in October, 2009 and January, 2010 and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was at all times material, pertinent and relevant hereto. Current mailing address is; 308 Ashland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. The Defendant was in fact, acting under the authority or color of state law at the time these claims occurred in that as a WCHS DSS Complainant she did act personally and individually under the authority or color of state law when she acted in concert with local officials, including but not limited to, WCHS social workers, their supervisors, county attorneys and others, causing harm to the Plaintiffs in effecting the deprivation of rights, Dennis v. Sparks (1980).
Kelli-Ann (my 41-year-old sister) inserted herself into the life of my family quite abruptly in October of 2009 when she was the mastermind of false claims against myself and my wife Debra, alleging abuse of our 7 minor children. In October 2009 Kelli-Ann established contact with Wake County Human Services (CPS) and made GENERAL allegations of “abuse.” I say GENERAL allegations since she had not been in regular contact with me or any member of my family for well over 25 years (Since I had joined the Marines in 1985 at 17 years old). Oh sure, she had briefly met my wife and my 4 older children, but very briefly as she cautiously “kept to herself” and as each member of our family extended respect for her private lifestyle, in large part due to her expressing feelings of “not being accepted” by our immediate family as a lesbian (oh, sorry I think she says she is no longer GAY???). In any case, the primary reason for having ”only rare contact” was due to her own seclusion and even “confusion,” which led to very brief get-togethers; more of a courtesy to each other as brother and sister. She was leading a very troubled life. I’ll admit it was quite sad, and not something I’m proud of personally, but nonetheless it was true and I was of course quite busy raising my own family of 8 children. To be honest, I was also very content with the limited contact given my sister’s psychological makeup and condition over the past 25 years.
My sister’s most recent unwelcomed contact with our family began when my oldest daughter Melissa left our home at the age of 19-1/2 to spread her wings and basically in her own words “to have what her friends have.” You see, my daughter had a friend at work who decided to move in with her boyfriend, and she somehow convinced Melissa it was a good idea for her to join them. Long story short, my wife and I did what we could to explain the real situation to her, but she left against our will. She left on bad terms and stole various items from our home with the help of her friends at that time. A few months later the money dried up, her friends began to tire of her, and there were obvious financial pressures. My wife and I anticipated this and actually expected to hear from Melissa any day to discuss her return home.
Enter Kelli-Ann. All too ready, willing, and able to steal OUR daughter from not only our family but was able to manipulate this very confused, financially bankrupt, and desperate young girl (OUR DAUGHTER) to leave North Carolina to live with her in Pennsylvania. This all happened approximately 5 months after Melissa left our house. I received not one call from my sister to inform me of any of this. Granted, we were not in touch but once to twice per year, but REALLY? The next thing I know is Kelli-Ann has called Wake County CPS here in North Carolina in october 2009 to make allegations of abuse against me and my wife, actually stating that she felt our children were in “immediate danger of physical harm.” She claimed Melissa had confided in her and divulged the information.
So, let me get this straight… You (Kelli-Ann) get these abuse allegations from our 20-year-old disgruntled, confused, young daughter who left our home on bad terms after stealing various items from her own parents, who had spent the last five months partying with her friends and posting the PICS as proof on MYSPACE, and of which none of the allegations involved her? Is that about right? And am I to also understand that you and Melissa even had time (while the kids were in immediate danger of course…) to enjoy a trip to Hilton Head South Carolina in the weeks just prior to filing your report falsely accusing my wife and I of abuse and claiming our children were in immediate danger? Immediate danger; just as soon as you get back from your vacation? Are you Serious?
And she was not even close to finished. Such a sickness, it’s really very hard to feel sorry for her when she has been the very cause of the events my wife and children are being subject to this very day… As a Christian, life really is all about “forgiveness” as Jesus paid the ultimate price on the Cross, and was the prime example for us all; and I cannot seem to get there. That’s what hurts me the most! My Father in Heaven expects and demands so much more from me and I just cannot reach it. That’s the truth.
Anyhow, she called Wake County CPS again in January, this time some sort of erroneous allegations of neglect. Claims were made that the children were outside without proper clothing (coats) in the winter. Ridiculous! Of course the visit to the home and the subsequent “Safety Report” once again deemed our house and our children to be “SAFE” – see report by clicking link or here SAUNDRA JUDD (CPS)…
When my wife Debra and I reunited after our 3 month separation and had begun to re-establish our family residence, it was Kelli-Ann (my own sister) who called Saundra Judd of Wake County CPS to report this fact and to further allege that there was a violation of the Domestic Violence Protective Order. This order was Void (from the beginning) and was later set aside by the same Judge who entered it.
A Little Background on Kelli-Ann
You see, it all started when Kelli-Ann dropped out of college (1991) in her very last semester because she defaulted on her thousands of dollars owed (approximately $9,000)to her school (Fordham University) for unpaid past and present room and board. That’s right, she was forced to leave because she had made some mistakes and could not pay what she owed, so the school could not allow her to complete her final semester until her debt was paid in full. Tuition was very expensive for this prominent school but was not an issue since our parents picked up the tab, as was the agreement. In fact, tuition was paid in full through her last semester.
Next comes the moment of truth. She decides to rebel and cut herself off from the family entirely. By now she is calling herself a Lesbian and along the way throws out allegations of sexual abuse by our father. Interestingly, she never adds detail to the allegations (first alleged over 20 years ago) even now, except that she has since recanted them to some degree (approximately 15 years later), also leaving out any details. She has very real alcohol and gambling problems of which she seems to have no awareness. She has lived most of her life as a sexual deviant, bragging about threesomes and other risky encounters (and then making claims of abuse). No one really knows what she is capable of, many of us fear she may even cause more harm to herself in the coming years and of course will drag down the others she has invited into her circle. I continue to pray that my daughter Melissa will find a way to break free from that mess.
At some point Kelli-Ann decided to make contact with each of us and had limited contact with the same. She even introduced her “lover” to the family and we all seemed to accept whatever she wanted for herself. I absolutely never witnessed anything but acceptance by our family even if there was disagreement on my part with regard to her life choices, from a Christian perspective. Herein lies the rub. Although I never provoked anything, she seemed uncomfortable around me as I would discuss my salvation and the Bible with her. Again, contact was very, very limited and most contact was via telephone, but I do recall a few conversations that were more spiritual than was to her liking and the call would simply be cut short. Interestingly, she would ask lots of questions during these conversations but seemed more frustrated as she tried to put her spin on GOD as a so-called gay person, to no avail.
During her various relationships she was physically abused by her partners. At least that is what she reports. She was with an exclusive partner for a period of about 10 years and again claims “abuse” as the reason for ending the relationship. She has even made more recent accusations of Rape by a mystery man in Florida while on a business trip. Again, no details and no official complaint ever filed, just conversation with family.
Honestly, as I’m sure you (the reader) can clearly understand it is quite hard to discern the truth from the lies with regard to her history of abuse allegations, up to and including her manufacturing of abuse allegations on behalf of my children whom she rarely had contact with. Although it seems that with all this discussion of abuse in her life, in fact throughout her life, something MUST have actually occurred somewhere? Right? Or not? She has always been a victim in our family. It’s hard to tell. And now she has actually victimized those that NEVER – EVER caused her any harm. Here’s a dumb question… Why wouldn’t CPS be required to look into the person filing the complaint? At least for verification, or corroboration, or to simply ascertain credibility? In this case you would think that approach may have been helpful or at least a bit more revealing.
Kelli-Ann boasts about being on depression meds for many, many years and how much better they make her feel. She even recommends them to just about anyone she herself deems to be in need of them, even offering them to my wife Debra; as a form of escape. Debra would have nothing to do with them. To Kelli-Ann’s credit, she has been in therapy also for many, many years; and I truly hope she continues this treatment as we, her family, continue to pray that she will eventually find her way.
At 41 years old she now claims to no longer be a Lesbian. She has no children and has expressed bitterness and regrets in that area of her life. No surprise that she has made the move on MY children to adopt them as her own. As to the rest of our family… She has likely caused irreparable damage to each of us; myself, my brother, and our parents. I DO NOT think she truly understands the harm, the pain she has caused each of us; and of course I don’t see that she yet understands how she has victimized our 7 young children Timothy, Stephen, Matthew, Hannah, Sarah, Joseph, Benjamin, and 1 young adult Melissa, not to mention my wife Debra. My family (wife Debra and 8 children) comes first above everything but GOD The Father, GOD The Son, and GOD The Holy Spirit. As I said earlier, no one knows what my sister Kelli-Ann is capable of or what she will do next, which stands to reason that it is very likely that we will ALL keep our distance. It is very sad for each of us (not to speak for anyone, but based on conversations I have had with my brother and parents that seems be the consensus).
Kelli Reale and CPS…
In March of 2010 when my wife and I were struggling with our marriage, Kelli-Ann was right there to swoop in and once again insert herself into our family business. She was all too willing to continue her conspiracy with CPS (Saundra Judd) by colluding and scheming to somehow tie these recent circumstances with her previously reported erroneous allegations of abuse. Don’t forget that our daughter Melissa was now living with Kelli-Ann and we found out later Melissa was locked into Kelli-Ann financially for support and basic needs; by her own choice, but clearly Kelli-Ann took advantage as you will see later in this story. In any case it wasn’t long before Melissa made contact with her mother Debra who had recently just made the long journey with her sister and our 7 children to California (See part of that story here).
In a nutshell Debra agreed to carry our children back across the country to Pittsburgh, PA to live with Melissa and Kelli-Ann. Two main reasons according to Debra; 1) Debra was tired of her family pushing and pulling her in all directions, making all out efforts to manipulate her decisions and; Debra was very distraught about the negative influence most of her sister’s children were having on ours; 2) She thought Pittsburgh would be her best chance of staying close to our oldest daughter in an effort to keep the children together. Of course Debra and I reunited less than six weeks later as it turns out.
So Debra finally gets herself and our 7 children settled in Pittsburgh. Then the chaos really begins to set in. She finds herself living in a 1000 Sq ft two-story home with our 7 children, herself, Melissa, and Kelli-Anne (10 people in 1000 sq ft). WHHHATTT? My wife Debra describes only a few of her experiences with Kelli-Ann in the following.
My sister-law Kelli was in an abusive relationship with another girl for 10 years. She somehow not only decided to leave the relationship but decided she was no longer GAY. She has some serious issues in her life that I was not aware of till I got there for example she’s been seeing a psychiatrist for over 10 yrs and I observed excessive drinking and I even notice my under aged daughter was drinking under her roof. That was something I did not approve of. Kelli also takes Depression medication and has for many years saying how much better the medication makes her feel. She has told me several times that I should really consider taking some myself. It seems she has some money problems. She transfers money out of my daughter’s checking account and I myself had given her $1,070 in just two weeks. She has a 2 bedroom house, certainly not enough room for 9 people. Kelli doesn’t have any kids and the short time my kids and I were there I noticed her short temper toward the kids, Timothy especially. Kelli also has a gambling problem. I believe that’s why she has money problems. Kelli is nowhere near responsible enough to be a guardian for 7 children and a 20-year-old roommate.
In addition to the few details found in her Declaration Affidavit, Debra described to me how Kelli-Ann had much of her house and fixtures “repaired” by volunteers in the name of our children! That’s right, she went around work and to other social contacts (so-called friends) asking for “donations” in the name of our children. She’d say things like; “these poor children have been abused for years…” INSANITY! IT’S TRULY MIND BLOWING! Kelli-Ann’s own boss donated (out of the kindness of his heart I believe) a huge basket of goods and gift cards “in the name of my children.” The problem was that Kelli-Ann and even Melissa (two very able-bodied and working adults) took full advantage and used these gift cards from the grocery stores, etc. for themselves. Debra tells me she could not believe that Kelli-Ann did not buy any food whatsoever during the entire stay of my wife and children. Kelli-Ann directed and assisted my wife in setting up welfare programs for her and the kids only to redirect those very benefits in her own favor. DESPICABLE! SOAKING UP THE BENEFITS OF THE WELFARE SYSTEM AND GENEROSITY OF OTHERS – PLAIN AND SIMPLE! Kelli-Ann had her spare bathroom ”upgraded” in the name of my children – FREE OF CHARGE! And don’t miss the details of how Kelli-Ann clandestinely and methodically embezzled every penny of child support from my wife’s very hands, mostly laying a guilt trip on Debra claiming “she just needed to borrow it” for this or that. There truly are no words for these conniving, manipulative, unspeakable acts by my very own sister. the investigation into these acts is far from over and the pending Federal Action will expose much of the same. And Kelli-Ann clearly imposed her will and her controlling nature when as she had multiple run-ins with our children in only a few short weeks.
Timothy was acting out was and almost out of control, but he is still my son. I did not appreciate the way Kelli and my daughter Melissa would talk about him freely in front of me. She had my seven-year old daughter Hannah sitting on the stairs of the basement “crying” because she got on to her for interrupting her television show.
She got upset with my nine-year old son Matthew for saying her house was old. Kelli told him he was very disrespectful and that she opened her home to him, his mom, and his brothers and sisters and he should have more respect for her and her home.
She told my seven-year old daughter Hannah while at a cook out at a friend’s house, that she was to eat all of her food before she could get up to play. This upset my daughter and Kelli told her to stop acting up, that we are guests at a friend’s home.
She took my three-year old son Benjamin, in the room on time out for opening the bath room door while my six-year-old daughter Sarah was taking a shower.
All these things and more I felt are my job to deal with, not hers.
Kelli-Ann has been in regular contact with Wake County CPS for two solid years! She is still at it, and there seems to be no end in sight. WHY? She knows exactly what she is, and who she is. Her acts are deliberate and evil, without question. There is no telling what will become of her. Obviously I have plenty to keep myself busy working to undo her path of destruction, therefore I could not say when or if I could ever come to forgive her; if ever. I do know however, that she will have to give an account one day. There is certainly no escaping that.