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my son was sexually assaulted by our neighbor 1 year ago.

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my son was sexually assaulted by our neighbor 1 year ago. we filed a report with police at the time, we did according to the process. The city where we lived, did not do anything to the criminal. The neighbors more likely don't know about this. the police kept it quiet. my question is? is it right for me to write a letter and visit the neighbors to let them know about it?
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Answer: You can tell your neighbors, but I would avoid putting something in writing. Either way, the alleged assailant can sue you for defamation. (Your defense would be "truth").

 

Meanwhile, although you didn't ask, I suggest that you make an appointment to talke with the prosecutor's office that works with your local police department. You have every right to ask why nothing is being done on the case. (It may be that it's too hard to prove).

 

Also, just want to let you know that you have the right to sue the alleged assailant as a civil matter. Talk to a few personal injury attorneys for more information. Some PI attorneys specialize in sexual assault of minors.

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thank you jane. i will proceed as advised.
Criminal Lawyer: Jane Doe Deer, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
You're welcome. But please be aware that I can't give you legal "advice" here. I can only give you the information and options.... Cool
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