California Sex Offender Who Got Sole Custody of Daughter Has Been Arrested

People often think letters, petitions, and phone calls that demand the righting of an injustice don’t work. Survivors of child sexual abuse often say, “what’s the use?” because no one stood up for us as children, and our voices were unheard.

I can attest to the fact that letters and petitions do sometimes work. I have seen this in many cases in the past, and now look….our letters and signatures have been heard. This little girl knows that people care about her safety….

NORMAN, Okla.– “After being given sole custody of a six-year-old girl, a convicted sex offender was placed under arrest and the child was taken away.

A few weeks ago, an Oklahoma County judge made a decision that shocked many Oklahomans after he awarded sole custody of a child to her father, Nicholas Elizondo, who was also a convicted sex offender.

Authorities say the little girl, Sarah, is now in the custody of DHS after Elizondo was arrested this past weekend in California.

Elizondo was pulled over for speeding on Sunday but Bakersfield police officers soon found a bullet in his car.

Already being a convicted felon, Elizondo is not allowed to be in possession of firearms or ammunition.

Elizondo’s turn of bad luck is now giving hope to Sarah’s family in Oklahoma. Almost immediately after Sarah had to say goodbye to her mother and move to California, her family began to rally support from complete strangers.

Jody Coomer, Sarah’s cousin, said, “There are signatures on here from New Zealand, all over the United States, Ireland.” Those signatures have helped the family with everything, from petitioning and raising funds for legal fees to now helping the family file for emergency custody.

Lisa Knight, the little girl’s mother, got the call from DHS in Bakersfield Monday that Elizondo was in trouble with the law again.

Coomer said, “We have to get our ducks in a row here before we can just jump in the car and go, because that’s the first instinct is just jump in the car and go.”

For the next 48 hours, Sarah will be out of her father’s reach, which is relieving to her cousin Jody.

Coomer says, “It’s sad in one way that she is having to be in DHS custody but on the other hand we know that she’s okay.”

The little contact the two have had since Sarah left has kept them worried.

“And I said ‘Why were you crying?’ And she said ‘Because I want to go home.’ And I said ‘What did your dad say whenever he saw you crying?’ and she said ‘I didn’t let him see me cry,” she said. “She doesn’t trust him enough to even think that he’s going to console her.”

Knight says, “I’ve talked to her on the phone a few times and she said I miss you.”

But they say hearing her voice helps them keep fighting.

Coomer says, “I will keep working on this until I just can’t or until I die because she is just worth it.”

Elizondo spoke to KBFX in Bakersfield Monday, explaining that the bullet belonged to his 20-year-old son.

He also proclaimed his innocence in his 1995 conviction of lewd or lascivious acts with his then 6-year-old stepdaughter.

The family here in Oklahoma said DHS in California has another 24 hours to inspect Elizondo’s home and has yet to make a decision on whether or not she should be returned to her father.”

While human beings with a heart and soul continue to take action in this world…hope exists.


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7 Responses to California Sex Offender Who Got Sole Custody of Daughter Has Been Arrested

  1. L.Day says:

    This is the best news I have had all day! Yeah! Hoooooray! Thank God! I am soooo happy for this little girl. Sexual abuse hurts so bad and I don’t want her to ever know this awful pain or mental anguish I have experienced.

  2. Kithri says:

    I have been praying for this little one for days! Thanks be to God!

    Finally, the complaint form for the Judicial Council that oversees Judge Haralson arrived in the mail. I took the liberty of uploading it to one of my websites (it does not say that it is copyrighted…) and here is a link to it:
    Please, fill it out and mail it to the Council. If they get enough of them, it might annoy them enough to actually do something….
    Also, here is the website of DHS in Kern County, California, which has the child protective services and other useful telephone numbers. I bet getting a few hundred telephone calls might also annoy them into doing something, too:

    • Alethea says:

      Thank you Kithri for being a vehicle to positive action against injustice. Your efforts will be rewarded by Heaven.

      I LOVE your tenacity.

  3. little nel says:

    He violated his terms for his freedom. Then blamed his son. What an effing looser!
    What kind of monster is the judge in this case?
    Not only did he give a little girl to a man who preys on little girls for sex, but put her life at risk with a man who has ammunition in his car, knowing that he is NOT allowed to have it.
    This man is dangerous, judge.

    I hope that Sarah is returned to her mother ASAP! Sarah has been frightened and confused enough. She has been kidnapped by and judge and a sex offender for what? To prove that judges make mistakes? and child molesters have guns and/or ammo in their cars and don’t care if it’s a violation?

    • Lull LTD says:

      child molesters have guns and/or ammo in their cars and don’t care if it’s a violation?
      > Not sure what is up with the guns they have. My son was sexually assaulted and he said the man had so many guns in his home. They were on tables and under the beds.

  4. Alethea says:

    I am well aware of the psychological trick you are attempting to use on me “Opus.” You are wasting your time. You are probably one of those child sexual abusers who run the many organizations out there that hide sexual abuse under the guise of Govt. entity’s, or the “False memory” organizations. I am aware of the fact that they plant people to surf the Internet, whose sole purpose is to try and attack, demean, or weaken people who have become strong enough to speak publicly abuse sexual abuse and incest. Time is precious “Opus” AKA “Simain.” You might want to spend your time doing better things than to try and get a rise out of me, or to try and weaken me, or get me to question my memories of incest. I will repeat…we are not on this earth very long, just a blink of an eye, and we are gone. You should transform your mind and soul to higher things. Uplift yourself to the Love of Christ and clean out your heart of your garbage.

    I say to you “Opus,” the quote that Gandalf said to Grima Wormtongue in The Lord of The Rings the Two Towers…”I have not passed through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm!”

    Go about your life Opus Wormtongue, time is short, use yours to save your soul.

  5. mglvsjc says:

    Thank You God…..That is my friends is called a “GOD THING”. One bullet shining like the sun I bet. Now the judge needs to go bye bye.

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