Future uncertain for children of accused Russian agents

Future uncertain for children of accused Russian agents

By Dugald McConnell, CNN
July 2, 2010 7:10 p.m. EDT

Washington (CNN) -- What will happen to the children of the suspects jailed this week on accusations of spying?

The four couples imprisoned this week all have children, whose ages range from 1 year old to adulthood -- children who now face separation from their parents, as well as allegations that their parents are not who they said they were...

Robert Rosenberg Meeropol has described the difficulties in finding a home for him after his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. They were executed in the 1950s in a case that was far more serious than this week's allegations.

"My relatives were so frightened of being associated with 'communist spies' that they refused to take me into their homes," Meeropol wrote on the website of The Rosenberg Fund for Children before this week's charges surfaced. "First I lived in a shelter. Later I lived with friends of my parents in New Jersey, but I was thrown out of school after the board of education found out who I was."

Read the rest of the article at http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/02/us.russian.spy.children/.