Kenneth Krecken filed a motion inside of Youngstown Ohio's Mahoning County Common Pleas Court in December of 09 and attempted to have a restraining order granted against me. After a very intense one hour hearing in which Mr. Olivito and the Court cross examined Krecken and his now wife, Rosa Krecken and then filed his own counter motion for a restraining order, the same Court, less than five weeks later, dismissed the original Krecken motion for a restraining order, noting that it wasn't supported by the evidence and that Mr. Krecken as Mr. Olivito's motion indicated, contained its own serious basis for Krecken to be found as having assaulted not just Mr. Olivito but his only son's mother on numerious occasions while placing the minor son in harms way on any number of domestic incidents
Krecken is my young son's step father, who lives n Boardman Ohio was arrested in two thousand and five for domestic violence.
This arrest resulted from a brutal drunken assault and beating with a lamp, an instrumentalty, of his then girlfriend [and my only sons mother] Rosa Lee @ HER OWN mothers home in Boardman, Ohio.
My then three year old son witnessed this beating and serious assault upon his mother ACCORDING to the actual police arrest record filed with the Mahoning County Court system by the local police. The beating was reported in a now apparently sealed or hidden arrest report which detailed how Rosa Lee was found wearing very little, weeping outside in her own backyard, very scared, in the mid-December 05 freezing winter cold.
Krecken was found by the responding police after speaking with Ms. Lee, inside the house, yelling and so drunk according to the report, that the officers noted the assailant was completely disabled. Krecken admitted his drinking three bottles of wine and several beers just prior to his multiple strike beat down of his then live in girlfriend in front of my son at HER mother's house.
Of course, as in Rome, in Mahoning County, and Boardman in particular, nothing much happened to this guy and the local prosecutor dismissed this serious domestic violence incident and related charge a few weeks later without any further investigation or follow up.
No follow up investigation; no police or state prosecutor's decision to 'go it alone' as Ohio law provide against a very serious set of domestic and felonious assault allegations. There was also no presentation for more than mere misdemeanor assault, nor for felonious assault since an instrument was used in the malicious beat down, which prompted his live in girlfriend to flee for her life out of her own mother's home, wearing very little into the winter night cold, as indicated in the evening's arrest records and police incident report.
But remember, this is Mahoning County and money talks and connections matter. Recently, even the court records of Krecken's arrest for this serious assault were apparently sealed. [This seems to be common practice for this local white bad boy.]
Even better, I as the young son's natural parent and father, involved then in a contested and seriously controversial custody dispute with the Mom, was NEVER TOLD or even informed by anyone, any official at any time, despite my having an active law practice in the very county itself, at the time; much less the mother or the OFFICIALS in Boardman nor at the Mahoning County Court system, in Boardman at any time,
Nothing was stated to a then active and high profile member [and father of the said minor son] of the local Mahoning County Bar Assocation by any judicial or police officer or clerk or other officials about the serious danger posed and the exposed risk to my very young son by this live in boyfriend of my son's mother. This report was duly buried and this incident was covered up by everyone inside the Mahoning Court system, even as I was practicing law inside of the same, with a very high profile set of federal civil rights claims which were the subject of over 80 local news articles.
In fact, only a few weeks later, after this serious wintery beat down of Mom, at her house, this same man and mother would gain FULL custodial rights inside a Mahoning County Juvenile Court hearing, before Magistrate Sam Amendolara in a hearing wherein I was not even present to contest the same due to a "problem with notice".
i.e. a secretive hearing held inside Mahoning County's very secretive Juvenile Court proceedings granted, after a full year and half of contested arguments and guardian ad litem complete involvement but complete failure to issue a full report to the Court at any time...prior to this award...my son to be allowed and mandated to live within this very same hostile drunken dysfunctional and seriously dangerous active alcholic
live in circumstance and living arrangement.
[I.E. this very court, ignored or was NEVER informed by any official, much less the boardman police or prosecutor's office and/or anyone else, and/or choose to ignore the same, and placed my son into direct serious hostile living in boyfriend environment within WEEKS OF THIS STEP FATHER" BRUTAL DRUNKEN BEATING OF MY SON"S MOTHER WHILE MY SON WITNESSED THE SAME ACCORDING TO THE MAHONING COUNTY/BOARDMAN OHIO OFFICIAL POLICE REPORT of the Krecken domestic violence arrest, which occured just a month prior to the custody being awarded to the mother, who continued to live in with this same man for the next three years and endured many such ,beatings, assaults, drunken assaults and raging all directly done in front of my three, four, five and six year old son, continuing down till the presesnt.]
What is truly tragic for my son is the Kenneth Krecken drunken drama ordeal continued on replete with several more wife beatings and raging reckless drunkenness, some of which became subject to further police calls to the residence and neighbor's calls, which continued on from there in Dec 2005, to further seriously disturb and agitate my very young son for the next Five years,
Thanks to the ever attentive local Magistrate, at the Mahoning County Juvenile Court and the ever attentive and watchful and very concerned Boardman police Dept and related local officials at Mahoning County Court in Boardman.
In 2007, reality met with the Courts and Mahoning County officials cover up of these terrible drunken rages and beatings and domestic indicents and a very young son's life came as close as any natural parent would ever not wish to ever dream a nightmare, that could ever be experienced, short of losing that child.
But this was no mere nightmare or dark imaginary tale or fantasy. It was St Patty's day, 2007, a date which will haunt me for the remainder of my days quite literally.
Boardman police were again called to the Krecken residence, to the new improved Krecken residence in fact, just months after their then recent wedding bliss [achieved by krecken with my young son in attendance, coerced ? ]
This particular night, in March of 2007, my son called me several times, from inside a locked bedroom wherein he was making the calls while located within his very closet. He wasn't crying but he was seriously under pressure and coercion and significant duress.
His mother would later join him inside the locked bedroom, telling anyone listening she was so afraid she was going to die that evening, that she was weeping out loud.
Soon the police were engaged in a open contact call and the local boardman police set up a live feed and perimeter around the new Krecken residence as i was driving at breakneck speeds up Route 11 ...to get to him.
What was the result of all this high end life affecting drama [especially the intense duress for a six year old son]?
Absolutely nothing. No arrests, no even an entry was made. No contact with krecken and No interivew with my son that evenign whatsoever. It was unexcusable conduct by the local police for such a serious set of circumstances and call from a six year old locked with his mother inside his own bedroom,w/ her crying and weeping loudly that she was going to be killed that evening.
The Boardman Police, who were on a continuous live feed with dad and his witness during a very high intensty and very very stressfilled evening, were convinced by "mom" to not enter the house because she had told them, "nothing was wrong" and it was "only a problem creaetd by her ex"...
Such is the professsionalism and the thoroughness of the Boardman finest inside a very real and complex domestic call. It was as if they didn't care whatsoever if there were dead bodies to be found in the house, especially one of a six year old who had made three distinct repeated phone calls from wthin his own bedroom starting at seven in the evening lasting on the last one, for over 40 minutes, all ear witnessed by several competent independent adult witnesses and even a retired judicial officer of Ohio, Grandfather.
All this despite repeated phone calls by a very scared and crying mom from inside a locked child's bedroom with one very drunken raging thing just outside the door...
What would come of a later filed motion with the court to get at what happened, filed by the father in the local Juvenile court?
Absolutely nothing. Again, zero, zip, nada. The criminal conduct of one serious out of control addictive manic depressive raging alcholic was greated with warmth and "sensitivity" and even welcome open arms by the local Boardman school and police. Instead, the target became not the criminal conduct of the step parent with a past, but rather, of course, the one truly concerned and very upset and seriously anxious natural father of Joshua Olivito who filed a motion for temporary custody in view of what happened on St. Paddy's day, 2007.
In fact, the lawyer for the mom and step dad would turn that evenings events around and make it appear the father was simply acting out and was simply "engaging in false behavior"...
It was later determined this defense lawyer not only was in serious conflict with the father, but was actually a part of the Mahoning County Bar associations earlier ethical investigation which had culminated in Mr. Olivito's law license being targeted by this very same Bar Association several years before his son was almost killed by a crazed drunken step father who...was actually awarded by the Boardman police for his...stand up behavior...
and the mother and step father were further allowed to maintain their crazy custody over this same child, due the very odd if not bizarre justice system of Mahoning County Ohio and its fn bizarre local police who can't quite determine when domestic violence by threat of death is in force and effect.
So is the continuing tale of what my very minor child has had to endure, directly due to the antics of one very serious angry and dangerious drunken step father, Kenneth Krecken and the complete condoning and cover up by the local Boardman police of his out of control seriously disturbring domestic violence cycle, which has the mother deeply emeshed in both its intensity and its depth....