Reported cases of child abuse with suspicion of the parent?
Veiled threats which suggest that *maybe* the parents is planning harm?
Any other situation in which the presense of a parent might inhibit and supress the child's telling of events or the situation?
I think this situation that we are discussing qualifies as a case in which the parent should not be present because their presence might inhibit the child from telling the truth or giving reliable information - especially when things such as facebook and the internet is concerned.
But - I think, regarding this situation, they should have evaluated the situation more carefully and - in all such situations in which the parent/guardian is determined to not need to be present then there should be (needs to be) a set of regulations, rules and steps to follow. . . which they did none of.