Daniel Pasquale Frouman

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Daniel Frouman, July 26, 2008
Memorial marker for Daniel Frouman next to graves of his mother and older brother

Daniel Pasquale Frouman was born in the Children of God on April 18, 1976 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He committed suicide on July 8, 2009 at his residence in Dallas, Texas. At the time of his death, Daniel was a third-year medical student at UT Southwestern and an active duty member of the United States military in which he served as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.


  • 4 weeks of attendance at an elementary school in Corrientes, Argentina — 1984
  • General Educational Development Certificate — 1993-08
  • Austin Community College — 1994-1997
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Spanish, The University of Texas at Austin — 2002-12
  • Master of Arts, Texas State University — 2006-08
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center — 2006-2009
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step 1 — 2009-07

Childhood trauma experienced in The Family

Daniel experienced frequent sexual abuse by other members (including both older children and adults) of The Family from April 1982 until 1985 in the United States and Argentina and frequent severe physical abuse from 1980 until 1993.

Circumstances of departure from The Family

Daniel's father left The Family in November 1978. His parents were divorced in September 1981 after his mother decided to remain in the organization. His mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 1986 and expelled from The Family in July 1987 without being permitted to take her five minor children to the United States. Before she died on March 15, 1991, Daniel was only permitted to see his mother once during a brief visit in November 1990. In December 1990, his parents petitioned a court in Argentina for the immediate return of four of their minor children. Daniel left The Family on April 13, 1993 when he and his elder brother, Emmanuel David Frouman, were placed in the temporary custody of the Tribunal de Menores de Mercedes pursuant to a May 21, 1991[1] order by Argentine judge Julio Manuel Cámpora. In May 1993[2], he was returned to the United States to be reunited with his father (whom he had not seen since 1981) and another sibling (whom he had not seen since November 18, 1988).

On June 28, 1993, Judge Cámpora ruled that Daniel's basic human rights had been violated:

That in the long investigation, which has not yet concluded, by this court, to locate the FROUMAN brothers (two of the children, Emanuel David and Daniel Pasquale, have been returned to their father), it has become aware of the existence of conduct which undoubtedly cannot be tolerated in that it clearly infringes the articles of National Law 23.849[3] (Convention On The Rights of The Child[4]), Law 23054[5](American Convention On Human Rights called Pact of San Jose of Costa Rica[6]) and Law 10.067, among other legal bodies, and which undoubtedly deserves the pertinent procedural activity of the organs of competent jurisdiction to establish not only the existence and responsibility of typical conduct but also the consequent sanction, not only against Stuart Harris Baylin but also, as will be seen, against the identified organization as they have violated the fundamental rights of people.

This is what has happened to the FROUMANS in that their identities have not been preserved, and that they were prevented from being near their parents and relatives and that they were not able to visit their mother before she died. Article 9[7] of law 23.849 was also infringed every time they were separated from their parents as has been perfectly accredited "ut supra" in the judgment of this court. Not to mention the infractions of the norms contained in articles 9[7], paragraph 3[8] and articles 11[9], 12[10], 13[11], 14[12] and 16[13] of law 23.849 among others. In this respect, these violations against the FROUMAN minors are profusely documented in the court's records ("sub-examine").

Source: Order of Judge Campora - 1993-06-28

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  1. Pedido de Captura — 1991-05-21
  2. Order of Judge Campora - 1993-05
  3. Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño - Ley 23.849
  4. Convention On The Rights of The Child
  5. Ley 23.054 - Publicada en el Boletín Oficial el 27/03/1984
  7. 7.0 7.1 Article 9 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)

    1. States Parties shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will, except when competent authorities subject to judicial review determine, in accordance with applicable law and procedures, that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child. Such determination may be necessary in a particular case such as one involving abuse or neglect of the child by the parents, or one where the parents are living separately and a decision must be made as to the child's place of residence.
    2. In any proceedings pursuant to paragraph 1 of the present article, all interested parties shall be given an opportunity to participate in the proceedings and make their views known.
    3. States Parties shall respect the right of the child who is separated from one or both parents to maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis, except if it is contrary to the child's best interests.
    4. Where such separation results from any action initiated by a State Party, such as the detention, imprisonment, exile, deportation or death (including death arising from any cause while the person is in the custody of the State) of one or both parents or of the child, that State Party shall, upon request, provide the parents, the child or, if appropriate, another member of the family with the essential information concerning the whereabouts of the absent member(s) of the family unless the provision of the information would be detrimental to the well-being of the child. States Parties shall further ensure that the submission of such a request shall of itself entail no adverse consequences for the person(s) concerned.
  8. Article 9, paragraph 3 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)
    3. States Parties shall respect the right of the child who is separated from one or both parents to maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis, except if it is contrary to the child's best interests.
  9. Article 11 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)

    1. States Parties shall take measures to combat the illicit transfer and non-return of children abroad.
    2. To this end, States Parties shall promote the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral agreements or accession to existing agreements.
  10. Article 12 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)

    1. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.
    2. For this purpose, the child shall in particular be provided the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting the child, either directly, or through a representative or an appropriate body, in a manner consistent with the procedural rules of national law.
  11. Article 13 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)

    1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice.
    2. The exercise of this right may be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:
    (a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; or
    (b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.
  12. Article 14 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)

    1. States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
    2. States Parties shall respect the rights and duties of the parents and, when applicable, legal guardians, to provide direction to the child in the exercise of his or her right in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child.
    3. Freedom to manifest one's religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health or morals, or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.
  13. Article 16 (Convention on the Rights of the Child)

    1. No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation.
    2. The child has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
  14. This appears to be part of what a New York Times reporter described as a "a chain-letter-cum-literary exercise."