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She always struck me as walking a very thin line between a rock and a hard place. She knew something…
Her mom covered for him, too.
A family of secrets, difficult situation, covering for the child molester in the family is a bizarre twist to a sad case.
I couldn't do it. I'd go psycho witch and let the chips fall where they may, figuring it couldn't be any worse.
Good for you. But think about it. Nobody would believe you. After all, they didn't believe the attorney, either. Remember her attorneys opening statement? He out and out accused her dad of sexual abuse and no one batted an eye.
It never came up again. At first she lied and ran, making her look guilty. She knew her mom would side with the old man, she did when Casey were being abused. Mom was a victim too, like you said. So sad.
Probably more like trapped. Victims in these kinds of cases are bullied, threatened and even killed. Scary stuff. They may even stay with their abuser out of fearing for their lives, so intimidated they can't resist and can't leave. Its happened before with other sex slave cases.
Remember the Mendez brothers? They killed both their parents with shotguns. Accusing their dad of severe sexual and physical abuse for years since an early age, the mom also trapped in the relationship because of the abuse she suffered too. They suffered long together as a family before finally imploding.
It shows the mental and emotional power some can have over others.
But think about it. No one would believe you.
originally posted by: ladyvalkyrie
I can count on both hands the number of times I've been the victim of a crime, ranging from minor to extremely serious. Every time I reported it as I was supposed to. EVERY time NOTHING happened. They didn't even investigate properly, much less give me my day in court. I was even the victim of an Aggravated Assault and they turned around and charged ME with Assault...because the assaulter had a scratch on his cheek and choking (what he did to me) doesn't leave a visible mark. (charge dropped BTW...2 years later, and did NOT turn around and charge him)
Just this past January I sold a bunch of property to a woman. She paid about half in cash and wrote me a check for the rest. Since we had done business before, I trusted her. Big mistake. I'm sure you can guess the check bounced. I have a million text messages from her promising to pay me, but I haven't seen a dime. I've got a copy of the check from the bank with her name and address and bank account information. Here in Texas 'Theft by Check' is a Class A Misdemeanor when it falls withi the range this $1000 check does. The Sheriff's Office wouldn't do anything, referred me to the County DA's office. Who have so far done nothing.
The people who think the system is going to be there to set things right are in for a rude awakening if anything bad is ever done to them. I swear the 'system' is just there to give us the illusion of order. I don't know who it works for, but it's never been me.
None of my accusations even made it to trial, so I never even had a lawyer going to bat for me. But SOOOOO many times I state a fact. And they just ignore it. It's friggin mind blowing. Even a basic investigation, or basic questioning would be able to verify things. Didn't even happen.
I think people have become numb to it. Not just because we hear about it so often, but because of who it too often is… like priests and teachers and Boy Scout leaders and politicians and doctors and on and on.
"Bob broke this law. Here's the wording of the law. Here's what he did. Here's the evidence. Boom."
And the investigators just straight up ignore you.
If I had known then what I know now I would have told them to f*** off and walked off the job and gone home and gotten some rest and taken whatever BS discipline they could come up with.