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If you call the criminal courthouse where your ex-husband lives, they can tell you whether this case is still pending or if it's been resolved. You can also go to the courthouse and make copies of the charging documents - criminal dockets are public record. The records will be more persuasive if he gets convicted before the hearing date (or pleads guilty) because you can bring those records to court with you to show the judge why you're withholding custody. If the judge finds that the father presents a danger to the children, he can rule that you're not in contempt of court for denying visitation. Whether the case is over or not, the judge will want to see what he's been charged with.
If you're looking for the original police report, then call the police non-emergency number and ask them what they need you to do to request a copy. Your children may also be able testify as to what happened, depending on how old they are (usually as young as 5 or 6 can tell a judge what they remember if they can demonstrate to the judge they know the difference between the truth and a lie and what it means to promise to tell the truth).
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