Her parents filed child concealment charges against her in late April. Police went to the Leroy home where they found Peter, a visibly pregnant Stephanie and Mojmir. Both Peter and Stephanie were arrested, though the charges were dropped, and the boy was taken back to his grandparents.
Their home was set ablaze while they were in jail. Three people were arrested and charged in the arson.
Peter lived in a one-room cabin in the home after he was released. Still ordered to live apart and have no communication, Stephanie, then well into her pregnancy, lived in motel rooms and her vehicle.
Jackson Circuit Judge Thomas Evans signed an order allowing Stephanie to return to the home for the birth of their child, where Peter would assist in the delivery. Mojmir also was born at home in 2011. One of the allegations raised was that Peter forced her to deliver the boy while she was in chains, though that wasn't the case, Stephanie said.
The case against Peter was dismissed on Aug. 20.
She said she feels like this is retaliation for her not cooperating with the state's case against her husband and because the authorities feel she should be subservient to her father.
She said in the paperwork that CPS gave her, it appeared that they apparently interviewed friends and family nearby but disqualified them as witnesses because they didn't see the couple often enough.
Though the workers also apparently spoke to the current husband of Peter's ex-wife, who the couple has never met, and "treated his word like gold," she said. Stephanie said Peter's ex-wife did not apparently speak to the workers.
"The people who know us and say we're good people don't know us well enough, but people who have never met us but heard about what happened third or fourth hand are OK?" Stephanie said.
She said the same evidence that was used in the criminal matter against her husband also was used again.
"If they can't get you in criminal court they'll get you in civil court," she said. "They have done what they said they would do."
She said she feels that this — the threatening and unnecessary taking away of children — happens often and is a serious problem in the current government.
"I am not disputing that there are people who abuse their children," Stephanie said. "They know that we are not abusing our children. This is a war over beliefs."
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.