AN Appledore woman s battle to clear her name from a New York child abuse register has gained momentum on the other side of the Atlantic. Yvonne Bray was investigated by the New York City Administration for Children s Services (ACS) after her daughters we

AN Appledore woman's battle to clear her name from a New York child abuse register has gained momentum on the other side of the Atlantic.Yvonne Bray was investigated by the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) after her daughters were taken into care when she fell ill on a Christmas shopping trip in December ,2007. Her name was listed as a legal requirement of the department and she has spent the last 12 months seeking official recognition that she has done nothing wrong.Last month, the Gazette reported how growing numbers of supporters have joined a "Justice for Yvonne Bray" campaign group on internet social networking site, Facebook.Our story on December 17 was picked up by newspapers in the UK and around the world and was read in the New York Post by US lawyer Peter Lomtevas."Peter read about my story and got in contact to offer his help," said Ms Bray."He specialises in such cases and has started legal proceedings. He sent a final notice to remove my name to the commissioner of the ACS on December 29 and notified the Inspector General of the State of New York on December 30."If nothing results from that, he will file a law suit," Yvonne said.