|That's When I realized, I can't fix them, my family or him and that all I can do is get Justice for myself and let others know what he is capable of . I was raised in church and taught to obey my parents so before I called the Deputies to report the crime, I wanted the advice and support of my parents. They didn't want me to call them . They told me I would be opening up a can of worms. My parents not being supportive was devastating.At one point my own Mother asked me "How much it would take for you to quit.' on behalf of my grandfather. They tried to bribe me with money. I look at my mother differently now . She was always a good mother untill now, Im still confused by how she acted. My father still goes on the family property to hunt with them and the family camp. Me im banned from all family property, by my grandfather, because I started prosecution and "told strangers our business." I called the duputies after Mom tried to bribe me the first time, they didn't know I was going through with it . With my luck, my mother drove by while I had two squad cars parked in my driveway. She called me and asked me , Danielle what are you doing, why are their police cars parked out front, I said mother what do you think im doing and what does it look like im doing. She wasn't to happy with me and told me I was destroying the family.
My statement was 17 pages front and back. They didn't even need a video or recorded session, I had plenty of detail in just the writing. The deputies called him up and told him to come to the court house to be arrested on the charges, they didn't even arrest him like a criminal, handcuffs were never placed on him. He had a lawyer that my grandfather had hired. As my grandfather called him "the best money can buy."My molestors lawyer is the former District Attorney over the prosecutors office. This lawyer the best money can buy, didn't help him a bit that day though. As I said I was raised in church, the night before they had him come in . I prayed my heart out that he would have a confessional tongue and confess all. The Lord answeted my prayers. He admitted to not only molesting me when he was an adult but to molesting his half sister as an adult also. When the deputies told me he confessed , I cried like a baby.
I then waited 4 months for the prosecutors office to call me. While waiting we had the preliminary hearing, he waived his rights. UPDATE my offender has signed the plea agreement for 3rd degree sexual assault , we had the plea hearing and he pleaded guilty . Sentencing is April3rd, West Virginians against abuse has my case up on their site asking for emails to be sent to the Judge asking for maxium Jail time.
On April 3rd sentencing was continued , untill April 30th. He plead to thrid degree sexual assualt, one count. This charge carries a no less than 1 no more than 5 years in prison.
On sentencing day my husband, mom,dad ,cousin and a couple people from WV against abuse attended for support. Of course the dysfunctional family full of abusers, showed up to support him. Denial must be contagious.
I read my victim impact statment, that was a very empowering feeling, it was nice to stand and voice my opinion without being interuppted , knowing that they ALL were sitting their and had to listen wether they liked it or not.
He failed three drug tests and didnt complete his pshyc evaluation. He did not get probation , he got no less than one and no more than 5 years. He will be up for Parole sometime around april 30th 2008.
Seeing him handcuffed and led away by the deputies was a priceless moment, i wish i had a camera.
In 2005 prosecution started, he was sentenced in 2007 , its been a long tedious journey.
The majority of my family has not supported me they have harrassed me and tried to make my life miserable, IT DIDNT WORK, it made me stronger, I know i can do anything now. Many people say forgive and move on , I have forgiven , my offender and my family , but just because you are forgiven does not mean you will not be held accountable for breaking the law. continued on next page....