Local mother falsely accused of child abuse gets $3.1m settlement; still doesn't have custody of son

November 7, 2016




(FOX 11) - A jury finds social workers with the Department of Children and Family Services intentionally and willfully seized a child from his mother without a warrant and did so with malice. Now, LA County has to pay Rafaelina Duval $3.1 million dollars. 

It was on November 3, 2009 when Duval's baby Ryan was removed from her custody.  He was only 15 months old. DCFS social workers accused Duval of general neglect and willfully and intentionally starving her child. Baby Ryan was taken without a warrant. Attorney Shawn McMillan says, "The law is very clear and they get training on this, you can not seize a child from its parents unless there’s an emergency."


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