NOT CHARGED | CHILD MOLESTATION – State v. Mr. J. (DMC No. 1882)
Mr. J. had gone through a divorce with his wife, and had visitation with his 14 year old daughter, who was mildly retarded. After the daughter went home, his ex-wife called C.P.S. and reported that Mr. J. had been molesting her. When the daughter was interviewed, she stated that she had been touched, then said it was an accident. She went back and forth between the 2 stories. We met with Detectives and C.P.S. workers and were able to convince the Detectives to not file charges. However, in an abundance of caution, C.P.S. “substantiated” the charges, and this caused Mr. J. to lose his visitation rights. That being said, he was facing the rest of his life in prison and charges were not filed. When his daughter turned 18, they reconnected their relationship and she later admitted she had been pressured by her mother to make up these allegations.