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Jul 13, 2017

Adoptive Father of Cannon Siblings in Belize and Working with Authorities

As we told you on Wednesday, David Doehm is not the adoptive father of the Faye Lin and her three siblings. In court today it was revealed that David Cannon, Anke’s ex-husband, adopted the children while they were together.  Cannon traveled to Belize on various occasions to visit his daughters. Cannon also provided his ex-wife with monthly maintenance of five thousand four hundred U.S. dollars for the proper care of the children. Shocked by Faye Lin’s demise, Cannon has been in Belize since July seventh, working along with the respective local authorities. Today, Robertha Usher appeared in the courtroom on behalf of David Cannon, the adoptive father of the children.


Robertha Usher

Robertha Usher, Attorney for David Cannon

“First and foremost is that he wants to know what is happening with his girls and he wants to ensure their welfare and the burial of their child, the child who has died. He is very disturbed by all that’s happened and he is willing and cooperating with everyone for the best interest of his children and wants of course to get the custody of the girls.”


Duane Moody

“Has he indicated to you when was the last time he saw them or at least Faye Lin?”


Robertha Usher

“Well he lives in the United States so he is only able to come on weekends that he has visitation and he travels as often as he can to Belize to get to see the children.”


Duane Moody

“Did he speak to you about ever getting complaints from Faye Lin of maybe abuse – verbal, physical or sexual abuse—at any point?”


Robertha Usher

“No, no. This is very…one of the things that we have to be aware of is that there is an ongoing investigation. So this is very sensitive at this time and he wants to cooperate with the authorities, so there is not much that we are willing to say at the point. All that he is willing to do and say is that he is here for his girls; he is here to protect them and he is here to play the role of the father in their lives. He is the father with legal rights.”



“So has he seen the other three girls that are under the order of care?”


Robertha Usher

“I’m not at liberty to say anything much about that right now. Unfortunately….I will say this, Human Services has played a very active role so far and we are cooperating with them for the time being.”


The Doehms are to appear in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court on August twenty-fourth for partial disclosure and a preliminary inquiry is set for October fifth. 

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