Mental Health worker fired for reporting child porn (and suspected child abuse) – BUT SHE WAS RIGHT!

Monica Foster commentary – This woman was fired from her job for reporting something relating to child pornography (and child abuse) to the police. It turns out in the end that she did the right thing after all, even though she lost her job. Goes to show that where there’s smoke – there’s often fire. People who mix the elements of children and pornography, in my view, usually turn out to be sickos and very dangerous.

courtesy MSNBC.com

An employee of a Missoula mental health center who reported a client’s computer search for child pornography was fired after reporting him to police.

The client, John Gribble, is charged with sexually abusing a child after a DVD with photos of nude children was found at his house.

The Missoulian reported Wednesday that an employee of Three Rivers Mental Health Solutions contacted police about Gribble on Oct. 17.

The employee first told her supervisors, who told her not to report Gribble. Three Rivers administrator Shea Hennelly says reports that break medical confidentiality must include the names and address of the child involved and the extent of the child’s injuries.

“In order to provide mental health services, we can’t engage in dual roles. We’re not allowed to go to police” unless actual child abuse is observed, Hennelly told The Missoulian. “She didn’t witness someone abusing a child. What this woman reported to this office was she saw the tab of Web browsers that said teenage girls. That’s a lot different.”

The employee was concerned about two young girls that Gribble babysat, but she did not know their names.

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