Marion Co. Man Fails to Enroll Daughter in School, Says He is a Sovereign Citizen
Published June 2nd, 2014
A Marion County man has not enrolled his daughter in school for the past year because he says he doesn't recognize the government.
Joseph Rosa was brought to court today to face a truancy charge from Marion County Public Schools officals.
His daughter missed out on the second grade because Rosa believes he is a sovereign citizen and doesn't recognize government entities.
He even refuses to confirm his name for authorities.
Social workers say his lack of cooperation has made this truancy case more complex.
"Somehow, he feels apparently that he doesn't play by our rules, so to speak," said social worker Terry McCray.
The well-being of Rosa's daughter has been drawn into question.
Only neighbors have seen her recently and they say she seems to be alright.
The truancy charges have been dropped, for now.
Rosa must enroll his daughter in summer school or tutoring or he will be arrested again.
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