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MY GRANDAUGHTER WAS MOLESTED BY A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER. THE

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MY GRANDAUGHTER WAS MOLESTED BY A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER. THE POLICE ARE DRAGGING THEIR FEET. WHAT CAN I DO?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. Please remember that there might be a delay between your follow up questions and my answers because I may be helping other customers or taking a break.

I am sorry for the situation. Please tell me more about what happened and how long has it been since the incident? Also, is there a restraining order in place against him by a civil or criminal court?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
2 and 1/2 months. She was molested by the husband of the landlord. The police have started an investigation. She has been thru the forensic exam and interview. The investigator says that he believes her but there is no physical evidence. He has interviewed all parties and says he will give it the the County Attorney. So far nothing.
Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. It is not that the police is not doing anything, but that they are going through the process which can be slow. Allow me to explain how this works, and this may help.

1 - a call is made
2 - investigation is launched. Police and CPS each do their own investigation
3 - police reach a conclusion anywhere from 1-3 months (typical for rape cases without physical evidence) down the line and send the information over to the county's district attorney office with a recommendation to charge or not, and the DA makes a decision to file charges or not.

The problem here is that there is no physical evidence. This makes the police move slower to send the recommendation because they want to build up their case for the DA. This means interviews with everyone, arranging them, etc. Perhaps testing what they do have (6-9 weeks sometimes). Believe me, they have him on their radar, but it may be 3-6 months before he is charged, and if he is. It is simply the way the process works, so they are actually more or less where they typically would be.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

He is a convicted sex offender. He is not supposed to even be around children. He was convicted in July. This happened in August. Shouldn't they arrest him for violating terms of release?

Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
Yes, but that is up to them. If they have not done so, perhaps that is a break down in their communication process. Call the police and find out who his PO is (Probation Officer), and then call the PO and alert them to what happened. They may violate him!

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Ely replied 5 years ago.
You are very welcome! If the police do not give you this information, come back to me and we'll try to find it together.

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