#StandWithSophie: Texas girl wrote code words in letters to father to be used on phone if she ever felt unsafe
The nine-year-old was seen in a viral video where she accused her mother's fiance of sexually assaulting her
FRISCO, TEXAS: A nine-year-old girl who accused her mother’s fiance of sexually assaulting her wrote a number of distressing letters to her father. The notes also included one where Sophie had written code words for her to use on the phone when she felt unsafe. The Texas girl, who is in the news for the past few days for her astonishing allegations against her mother’s fiance, is the child of divorced parents. Her father, 41-year-old Michael of Seguin, Texas, and her mother Kelly, 34, of Frisco, Texas, got divorced in July 2015, but the custody battle has not been settled yet.
According to reports, initially, the custody of their three kids was evenly split between them, but as the relationship between Michael and Kelly became increasingly bitter, a judge gave sole custody to the mother. Sophie’s video pleading for help and telling her grandmother that she had been abused by Kelly's fiance went viral a few days ago, and which eventually led to a social media campaign called "Stand With Sophie". But on Thursday, September 3, a judge ordered the girl and her two brothers to return to their mother and have weekend visits with father.
Now, The Daily Mail has revealed that the young girl had written numerous heartbreaking notes to her father during Covid-19 lockdown in May, with one note containing code words, like “daisies” or “dandelions” to be used in case she was in danger. Among other code words were “pens”, which Sophie reportedly used to describe her mother and her fiance's fight. While “roses” stood for her plan to send mail to her father.
One letter from Sophie to Michael had a word “Mr. Jake”. The kids apparently used the word to refer to her mother’s fiance and the letter said that he had snatched her iPad for a week because “I wouldn't stop crying”. While a second note mentioned about her mother’s anger over the kid’s father recording a conversation between them. The accuser has also written to her father about her concerns that he might get arrested if the police found out he had recorded conversations between them. Besides, the little girl has also urged her father to send her stamps and envelopes so she could continue writing letters.
As per DailyMail.com, the letters obtained are part of court documents that also contained records of Sophie’s visit to medical facilities on June 28, July 2 and July 16 after she had pain in her private parts. She also complained that Kelly’s fiance touched her. While the case management part of the document stated that Sophie informed her stepmother Kourtney Chalmers that “Mr. Jake and his friends touch her sometimes and she doesn't like it.” The documents added that the little girl was then taken for sexually transmitted diseases tests and received treatment for a bacterial infection.
A GoFundMe page that included a video of Sophie pleading with adults for help also confirmed these claims. The message on the page written by Kourtney read, “We have been dealing with CPS, Law Enforcement, Lawyers, DFPS, Forensic interviews, and several doctors that are helping with Sophie's recent medical issues in her private areas and as a resolute of the assault by her mother and grandmother in this video. She is desperate to be saved from that environment and we are desperate to help her. She states her life has been threatened by these people and she is afraid, but has brave heart and wants to help her brothers get away from the abuse too."
It has been reported that the custody case for a two-day trial has been scheduled by Judge Cynthia Wheless. The case is expected to start on November 4. While Sophie’s sexual abuse accusations against Kellys’ fiance have been investigated by the Frisco Police Department.