Borowick's arrest & day in court
Several young adults raised in The Family have alleged that Borowick placed underage girls on sexual sharing schedules with adult males in the Argentine Home under her leadership during the late 1980s. Others have alleged that she engaged in sexual activity with underage males at that time and participated in a conspiracy to kidnap and conceal children in the early 1990s. (See http://www.frouman.net/kidnapping
In September 1993, Borowick was arrested by Argentine police in a series of raids on Family Homes and charged with corruption of minors. Although she was subsequently released when an Argentine Federal Court of Appeals revoked the arrests of adults detained in the raids, that Court did not issue an acquittal of charges against Borowick. Her case was remanded back to a lower court with the stipulation of further investigation into the allegations. Official Family accounts of the Argentinian court case involving Borowick provide no evidence that the Minority Court of Mercedes has closed its investigation into allegations of child abuse.
Information on the status of investigation of charges against Borowick can be found in an article by Hugo Gabutti, Argentine police officer, in an open letter to Ed Priebe posted at http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Andes/3129/ndedios3.htm
Summary of relevant material in Gabutti post:
On June 28, 1993, Argentine police filed a claim was filed in the Minority Court of Mercedes that the following crimes had taken place in Family Homes for which (Borowick) shared leadership responsibility: rape, statutory rape, withholding of minors, fraud, reduction to servitude, illegal privation of liberty and forgery of ID documents. Copies of all the proceedings in the Minority Court of Mercedes were transferred to the San Isidro Federal Court. On September 1st., 1993, the San Isidro Federal Court ordered raids of Family Homes in Argentina, at which time (Borowick) and other adults were arrested for the following crimes: corruption of minors, reduction of persons to servitude, illegal privation of liberty, illegal retention and holding of persons against their will, and participation in an organization that promotes racial and religious discrimination..
A resolution of the San Martin Federal Court of Appeals on December 12th., 1993, revoked the arrests and ordered the release of Borowick and the other adults detained in the raids on Family Homes. The San Martin Federal Court did not issue an acquittal of the charges against Borowick and the other adults. Two of the courtâ€™s three judges, Dr. Alberto Mansur and Dr. Horacio E. Prack, were of the opinion that the case lacked sufficient evidence to merit the charges, and the case was returned to the Minority Court of Mercedes for further investigation.
The third Judge in the San Martin Federal Court of Appeals, Dr. Daniel Mario Rudi, cast a dissidenting vote. Dr. Rudi stated that conduct by Borowick and the other adults made them responsible for the crimes of corruption of minors, reduction of persons to servitude, illegal privation of physical liberty, racial and religious discrimination, alteration of the civil status a minor of ten years of age and forgery of documents. His dissenting vote qualified the charges against Borowick and the other adults so that they were released on the condition that investigation into their alleged crimes be continued by the Minority Court of Mercedes. A Cesnur research article published on The Family International website regarding Borowick's day in court does not indicate what took place after the case was remanded back to the Minority Court of Mercedes for further investigation. That same article also does not provide information regarding the ruling of the dissenting judge in the Argentine case involving Borowick's arrest.