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Judge sends 3 young children to jail for refusing to visit their father

By Mason White 12:00 PM July 9, 2015
Three children of Maya Tsimhoni 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A judge who unsuccessfully tried to arrange child visitation for a father, was left with no choice but send three kids to jail until they agree with her ruling, according to court documents in Michigan.

Oakland County Circuit Judge Lisa Gorcyca ruled that the three children of Maya Tsimhoni are in contempt of court for refusing to meet with their father.

The children, aged 9, 10, 15, were locked up in the Oakland County Children’s Village until they agree to have a relationship with their father or when they turn 18 years old.

After two weeks in jail, the children remained defiant. The 15-year-old boy told the judge that he will not have a relationship with his father because he saw him hit his mother.

Police investigated the alleged assault and determined that it never happened. The judge banned the mother or anyone from her family to visit the children in jail.

The children will be kept separated in jail until they agree to visit their father. The children were ordered to receive psychiatric therapy while in jail.