"Woe to those who make unjust laws, and deny justice and rights to the poor and the FATHERLESS and the widow... disaster comes." - Isaiah 10:1-3

"Cursed is anyone withholding justice from the FATHERLESS or the foreigner or the widow." - Deuteronomy 27:19

"I, (The Sovereign LORD), will strike my hands together at those who mistreat the foreigner, the FATHERLESS, and the widow." - Ezekiel 22:7-13

"I (The LORD Almighty), will put those on trial, who oppress and deprive justice to the widows, the FATHERLESS, and foreigners." - Malachi 3:5
"Defend the weak, the FATHERLESS... and oppressed." - Psalms 82:3

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” - Matthew 18:6

"Pure religion is to look after the FATHERLESS and the widow in their affliction, and separate from the world." - James 1:27

"If you deal justly and do not oppress the foreigner, the FATHERLESS, or the widow, then I, (The LORD Almighty), will let you live in the land I gave your ancestors - forever." - Jeremiah 7:5-7

"Jehovah watches over and sustains the foreigner, the FATHERLESS, and the widow." - Psalms 146:9

"Seek justice; Defend the oppressed; Defend the FATHERLESS." - Isaiah 1:17

FAMILY COURTS divide children from parents - A GREAT EVIL.

I was Anjelica's legally acknowledged father.  I raised her as my oldest of 3 beautiful daughters for 13 years.  I had 50/50 parenting time with her for 5 years after the mother and I separated.  Yet Family Court decided to erase me when I went to them in order to protect my children from her boyfriend, a dangerous criminal, just 2 months out of maximum security prison, who had moved in with the mother, after meeting her 2 weeks earlier.
In addition to that, the mother had been keeping Anjelica for 8 months, which was a violation of our court order.

Judge JOSEPH P. MASSEY erased me as Anjelica's father in favor of a known violent rapist and career criminal.


- Hadsell was released from prison Feb. 17, 2010.

- Hadsell moved into the home sometime in April and they were married on May 12.

- The appointed 'guardian' lied profusely in his report (below).

- The convict's 18 year old brother was living in the small home also.

- His crimes got more and more serious as time went on.

- Allegations and evidence of Rape, Assault, Kidnapping, Violating Protective Order & Probation, Eluding Police, Robberies, Burglaries & more.

- He was in maximum security penitentiary - not a good training ground for being a step father to 3 vulnerable girls.

- The mother took Anjelica out of state on the 'honeymoon' 6 weeks after meeting Hadsell.

- The mother had been keeping Anjelica from her father for months, without good reason, against my will, and violating the court order that was in place for years.  PARENTAL ALIENATION.  A dangerous form of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence.

Massey's response to my plea to protect Anjelica -  "Case dismissed."

*Note - Anjelica's name is listed as "Langer" here but the name she used at school, in sports, at doctors and most everywhere was ANJELICA HOFFER from age 2 until age 16, when she had it officially changed to Hadsell.


  1. "MENTAL CONDITION OF THE CHILD." - Anjelica was not able to make a good decision about which home to stay in.  She was tricked into calling Hadsell ‘dad’ within months.  She stopped talking to her father and his family and friends.  This indicates Parental Alienation - which is CHILD ABUSE.  

  1. "MENTAL CONDITION OF THE PARENTS." - The mother had extremely irrational fear and desire to control Anjelica.  This is an indication of Parental Alienation, which generally stems from a serious personality disorder (Borderline or Narcissim).  An evaluation should have been ordered.

3. "PARENT'S ABILITY TO MEET CHILD'S NEEDS." - Her father was devoted and nothing was more important to him.  That had been proven over 13 years as a devoted parent, including five years as a single dad with 50/50 custody.

  1. "CHILD'S TIME W/SIBLINGS, EXTENDED FAMILY, & PEERS." - She lost half of her life with her sisters and lost contact with friends and family from the father's side.

  1. "FUTURE ROLE OF THE PARENT." - Future role as father was erased.  Children need fathers, not just 'father figures', especially when they are con men with extensive criminal history.

  1. "PARENT SUPPORTING CHILD'S CONTACT WITH OTHER PARENT." -The mother supported ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT between Anjelica and her father, after sharing 50/50 custody for 5 years.  She manipulated Anjelica, telling her that Hoffer was not her biological father (during a custody dispute), and told her that he didn't want to adopt her.  Clear evidence proves otherwise.  "She was my daughter.  Everyone knew that."  Biological father was not interested.

  1. "PARENT'S DESIRE TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP W/CHILD & RESOLVE DISPUTES." - It was painfully obvious that the father desired a relationship and also tried resolving disputes reasonably, by first approaching the mother tactfully about her dangerous boyfriend, and then followed the appropriate channels.

  1. "REASONABLE PREFERENCE OF THE CHILD." - This is the only factor that was considered.  It's CHILD ABUSE.  Teenagers can't drive legally or decide if they go to school or even if they can have a dog.  What makes you think they can determine which home is best for them?

  1. "HISTORY OF FAMILY ABUSE." -  The judge didn't care about all the crimes this man had committed, which qualified as "Family Abuse", as defined in Virginia Code.

Guardian ad Litem, CHARLES JOHNSON:

GALs are appointed by the court in custody disputes in order to investigate both homes and represent the Best Interest of the children.

Charles Johnson did not investigate, but instead reported grandiose and biased lies as fact to the court.

His goal was clear - remove a father from his daughter's life...

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Johnson is still practicing law at 1310 E. Little Creek Rd. in Norfolk, VA
His phone number is (757) 480-9510.

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Reported - "Mr. Hoffer is the only father Angelica has known".

Reported - "Mr. & Mrs. Hadsell were married in April (2010)".  In FACT, it was May 12.

Reported - Hadsell got "out of prison in late 2009".  In FACT,  it was February 17, 2010.

The mother and Mr. Hadsell lied to make it appear they knew each other longer than they did..  In FACT, they met April 9, 2010 and he was living in the home 2 weeks later.

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Reported - Hadsell's 18 year old brother also moved into the small 4 bedroom home.  But showed no concern for my 3 daughters.

Reported - "Hadsell was 18 or 19 when he and his girlfriend moved to Tennessee.  In FACT, he was 20, and she was 15, which resulted in a conviction of "Felony Restraint".

Reported - Hadsell wrote "bad checks".  In FACT he also committed multiple BURGLARIES and GRAND LARCENY.

Reported - Hadsell served "less than two years" (1998).  In FACT, he actually served 3 1/2 years plus 1 year prior - that's 4 1/2 years (not counting the 4 1/2 years from 2005-2010).

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Reported - The girl (hostage) was arrested and charged - COMPLETELY FALSE.

Reported - Release date was "late 2009".  In FACT, it was Feb. 17, 2010.

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Reported - Hadsell was 'compliant with probation', yet NEVER spoke to the probation officer.

Reported - called his extensive criminal history, "youthful indiscretions".

Reported - "Mr. Hoffer was aggressive and difficult".  FALSE.  I was not the problem, and I was following the law and trying to be reasonable in a very unreasonable situation.

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Reported - My loss of a job was the "trigger for the separation" of the mother and I (5 years prior to this).  This is not only FALSE, but also has nothing to do with the children.

Reported - FALSE details about a job I had lost SEVEN YEARS prior.  IRRELEVANT.  Never even asked me the truth.

Reported - Uses BIG and GENEROUS adjectives to describe mother's house - "large" - 4x,  and "spaciousness". 

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Reported - "Lancing" as Anjelica's last name.  In FACT she went by Anjelica HOFFER though we had not had it changed in the courts.  Her birth name was Langer (not Lancing).

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Reported - father's house is "modest", and "small" twice,

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Reported - "Mr. Hoffer is the only father she has known", but then calls her my "step-child".

Reported - "I can think of no good result that would arise if forced to be with her father."  The BEST INTEREST of the child (written in Virginia law) says otherwise.  

Reported - "his girlfriends seem to end up getting themselves into hard situations".  In FACT - Grand Jury Indictment for RAPE, STRANGULATION, ASSAULT and KIDNAPPING, as well evidence of a VIOLENT ABDUCTION and HOLDING CAPTIVE under THREAT OF DEATH for 2 weeks, while CONTINUALLY RAPING her.  Not to mention VIOLATING A PROTECTIVE ORDER and VIOLATING PROBATION.  Also the conviction for FELONY RESTRAINT was to a minor.

Reported - "I am confident he can behave appropriately......."

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Reported - An entire paragraph boasting about Hadsell's 'self-restraint'.

Reported - Hadsell is the "step dad", but Hadsell had known my children for just over 3 months at the time of this report.

Reported - Father is "antagonistic and more than a little self righteous".  FALSE.  I am a protective and loving father.

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How can this guy write such a biased report full of lies and here say and still have a law license, especially after the damage he did???

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Please read these emails and see how rude Mr. Johnson is and how he ignores me for two weeks until I threaten to complain about him.  Meanwhile I am worried sick about my daughters.

Sept. 29, 2010 - The Family Court Interrogatory to the mom.  She complained I was angry and took the girls late to school.  Somehow that carried more weight than bringing a career criminal and his nephew around my 3 daughters...