Social Worker Persuades Client Out Of Custody, Then Married Client's Husband

Cleveland, OH - A woman says a county social worker persuaded her to give custody of her four children to her former husband -- and then married him herself.

Rochelle Kidd and her lawyer are asking a judge to decide whether the relationship between social worker Na'Sheema Hillmon and Kidd's former husband affected the decision about where the children should live.

Attorney Josh Barnhizer says the social worker convinced Kidd that her husband would get custody of the children no matter what she did. Kidd had earlier been accused of abuse and neglect.

Hillmon resigned from the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services after the department found out about her marriage. The county reviewed the file then and concluded the children belong with their father.