Genie Wiley

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(Beatrice Palmer)
(Susan Wiley: The Full Biography)
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Her unusual diet consisted of Pablum, milk and an occassional egg.  Both Irene and John have stated at various times that they were terrified of Clark and his bizarre behaviour.  John has reported that Clark often sat with a gun in his lap.
 
Her unusual diet consisted of Pablum, milk and an occassional egg.  Both Irene and John have stated at various times that they were terrified of Clark and his bizarre behaviour.  John has reported that Clark often sat with a gun in his lap.
  
Around October of 1970,  Irene estraged herself from her husband and taking Susan, went to live with her own mother in Monterey Park. (see [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=53636353&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=9 "Arcadia Tribune", 22 Nov 1970, page 6]).  She went seeking assistance for the blind but ended up at a Social Services office where an alert worker, seeing this very odd looking and behaving child with Irene, notified her superior who alerted the police.  Clark and Irene were arrested in November, 1970 and charged with Felony Child Abuse for keeping Susan virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life.
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Around October of 1970,  Irene estraged herself from her husband and taking Susan, went to live with her own mother, Mrs Beatrice Oglesby, in Monterey Park. (see [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=53636353&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=9 "Arcadia Tribune", 22 Nov 1970, page 6]).  She went seeking assistance for the blind but ended up at a Social Services office where an alert worker, seeing this very odd looking and behaving child with Irene, notified her superior who alerted the police.  Clark and Irene were arrested in November, 1970 and charged with Felony Child Abuse for keeping Susan virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life.
  
 
John Wiley, had been allowed to go to school and he appears in the Temple City High School year book for one year, but after the story broke, he declined to have a picture taken.  
 
John Wiley, had been allowed to go to school and he appears in the Temple City High School year book for one year, but after the story broke, he declined to have a picture taken.  
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The initial social worker on the case, recommended on 5 Nov 1970, that Susan Wiley "Genie" be removed from her parents and made a dependent ward of the state.  Susan Wiley "Genie" had a state appointed attorney and advocate named John Miner.
 
The initial social worker on the case, recommended on 5 Nov 1970, that Susan Wiley "Genie" be removed from her parents and made a dependent ward of the state.  Susan Wiley "Genie" had a state appointed attorney and advocate named John Miner.
  
"Just before he was due in court to be arraigned for child abuse, [Clark] shot and killed himself", as the Valley News reports, adding that he was 70 years old, and killed himself on Nov 20.  The article also states that Mrs Wiley is 50 years old.
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"Just before he was due in court to be arraigned for child abuse, [Clark] shot and killed himself", as the Valley News reports, adding that he was 70 years old, and killed himself on Nov 20.  The article also states that Mrs Wiley is 50 years old. The trial against Irene continued until 15 Dec 1970 when Judge Peter S Smith in Alhambra Municipal Court dismissed the charges against her.  "Smith, in refusing to send the case to Superior Court for trial said there was 'no question of what has happened to this child,' but 'I can't see the Superior Court judge or jury, convicting this woman.'" (''Arcadia Tribune'', 16 Dec 1970)
  
 
Susan "Genie" lived first at the Children's Hospital, but scientist Jean Butler stating that she had exposed her to German measles, took her to her own home in quarentine.  Genie lived there while other investigators like Susan Curtiss, were denied access to her, and Jean applied to be her foster parent.  Her application was denied.  Susan Curtiss has stated that Jean has made-up the idea that she had german measles because she wanted Susan all to herself.</td><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/genie-wiley.jpg</td></tr></table>
 
Susan "Genie" lived first at the Children's Hospital, but scientist Jean Butler stating that she had exposed her to German measles, took her to her own home in quarentine.  Genie lived there while other investigators like Susan Curtiss, were denied access to her, and Jean applied to be her foster parent.  Her application was denied.  Susan Curtiss has stated that Jean has made-up the idea that she had german measles because she wanted Susan all to herself.</td><td>http://www.homeworking.ws/children/genie-wiley.jpg</td></tr></table>

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