Thursday, February 9, 2012
after the "fathers" get embroiled in a pedophile ring which they claim they have nothing to do with.
A Queenland gay couple are fighting for custody of their six-year-old boy after they were accused by US child protection authorities as being members of an international pedophile ring.
Queensland police today confirmed they were investigating the allegations along with the FBI, after child safety officials in Los Angeles took the boy and put him into foster care nearly four months ago.
His Cairns-based parents, who protest their innocence, have made a desperate appeal to Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd to get their son back after he was removed on a holiday to the US in October.
According to a newspaper article, a report by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services says the FBI is also investigating allegations that one of the men "is suspected of sexually abusing (the child). They are also suspected of exploiting (the child) through child pornography and obtaining (the child) for the sole purpose of exploitation."
One of the gay men, who had the boy with a surrogate Russian mother in 2005, said US officials found no signs of harm to their son and they faced no charges - but they had lost access to their son....