Henry Santiago — Beware of this man
It was the fall of 2007 when a cousin of mine brought his “poor” room mate to our family Thanksgiving dinner. His name is Henry Kuuipo Santiago. He seemed like a very nice and charming guy. He started dating my daughter and told our family that he had inherited 7.5 million dollars, his mother was a civil engineer, and they had a mansion in Malibu, a private jet…and the list goes on. He also told us and everyone at work that his wife had cheated on him and was pregnant with their neighbors child. It could not be his child because he had had a vasectomy. It was confirmed by my cousin who was the PR person @ his company that he had taken the time off work for the surgery and when he came back he was very sore and limping around the office. He also told us that he had a girlfriend before his wife and she had a child that he took care of but was not his child. So we were to understand that he only had 2 children, could not conceive more and was good enough of a person to take care of 1 that was his from his first relationship. He is very cunning and can be charming when need be. After dating some time, low and behold, my daughter became pregnant and at the time the relationship was not doing well but she did decide to give it a chance and raise the child with him.
We found out shortly after that that everything he had told us was a lie, including the vasectomy, he admitted that he backed out and decided just to lie about that too. During the relationship whenever Henry Santiago would not get his way or have a bad day he would get in the car and leave, sometimes saying he was going to the Malibu house so he could think.There was no Malibu house or anything else. He left many many times. On May 15, 2011 Henry Santiago picked yet another fight, left the house, and said he was never coming back. My daughter shut his phone off, took access to her money away from him and told him to return the new car that she was paying for. He tried to use a credit card that was lost a month prior to book a flight from LA to Hawaii where his family lives. He did not bring back the car until she threatened to turn it in stolen, a week later. He had promised his seven year old that she could fly here to stay with him and my daughter at the end of May after school was over. Since that day he has not called to check on his 2 year old son, never sent a penny for his support and he collecting CALIFORNIA state unemployment.
My daughter has done everything to get the State to take child support that was awarded to her and it is almost impossible. I have been to Hawaii 2 times to serve papers for support and custody and have met his x wife and found out many things about this man. He truth is, everything was a lie, he has abandon 5 children. When he left his x wife he knew the baby was his and he demanded to terminate or he would leave. He left her not only with their 2 small children and pregnant, he also left his first child with her. He signed over parental right to his first child to her grandparents. While he was with my daughter she helped him pay child support for the next 3 children and sent them boxes and gifts. Now he is in arrears in his payments for them in the amount of approx. 8 thousand dollars.
It has been my goal in life to inform any person that is dating him of his past and his obsessive lying, not to mention that he is dishonest with money and credit cards. He sold my son in law a quad that had been repossesed. I recently found out that he is dating a person named Ashley Thompson. I wrote her a very nice message and informed her of his past. The only response I got was that I was meddling and she knew everything she needed to know. So, I feel my job is done regarding her, I informed her and I can guarantee that if and when yet another child is conceived, he will not take responsibility when they break up. He lives with his mother in Kona, Caroline Haanio-Wiget and she protects him from anyone that comes to talk to him or serve papers to him. When my daughter and I went there she told my daughter that she should not have spread her legs.
She does not see any of the 3 grand daughters that live a couple of miles from her nor her grandson.
Mr. Santiago has not contacted his 3 daughters that live in Kona since he returned in May and has still not explained to his 7 year old what is going on. She knows he lives minutes from her and is very upset over the abandonment.
My only hope is that people will spread the word about Henry Santiago and please God do not let one more child be born to this monster of a “Father”, I use the word loosely. Please help me in this effort. I also know that he has made purchases on Capital One credit card and disputed them to get his money back and he has a forgery record in Hawaii for cashing a check through his account. He also threatened to kill himself and sent cell phone pictures of the pills to his mother and to myself and my daughter twice while she was pregnant.