Justyna Zubko-Valva with son Thomas, left, and Michael Valva, right. The devastated mother of the innocent 8-year-old whose veteran NYPD cop father allegedly kept the child in an unheated garage overnight, causing him to freeze to death claimed that her children were abused at the hands of their dad for years and was ignored by those with the authority to help.
“There are so many people responsible for this tragedy,” Justyna Zubko-Valva, 36, told The Post Friday just hours after her ex-husband, Michael Valva, 40, and his fiancée, Angela Pollina, 42, were charged with murder in the death of little Thomas Valva.
Thomas, who has autism according to his mom, died of hypothermia on Jan. 17, officials said.
“The institutions that are supposed to protect the children protect the abusers,” said Zubko-Valva who claimed that she reported to law enforcement and child protective agencies and judges about the alleged abuse of her three young boys.
Zubko-Valva, who says she lost custody of her three children in 2017, said she “went everywhere” to report that her children were in danger.
The mom alleged “severe” abuse of the children that included “physical, emotional, and also sexual abuse.”
A range of officials “knew exactly that the children needed help. That they were being abused, and you know, brainwashed. That food was being withheld from them as a form of punishment.”“They did absolutely nothing,” said Zubko-Valva, who also has a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old that were living with Valva and Pollina.“Trust me, I wrote to everybody. I asked for […]
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