Sister molested, police won't help. What can I do?
January 31, 2009 10:09 AM Subscribe
My sister was molested, and the authorities haven't done a thing. Is there anything I can do to move this along?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, my little sister confided in me that she was sexually assaulted by her best friend's step-dad while she was sleeping over there. I let my parents know and then I took her to the hospital immediately while my parents got a hold of the police.
My sister's friend has also gone to someone and accused her step-father of doing the same to her. Later on she took it back and the case was dropped. Basically her screwed up mother brainwashed her into believing this was okay, and that if she did send her step-father to jail she'd have to go live with her real dad.
It's now been a year since this happened and after months of the police telling us they were looking into it, they've finally said they can't do anything about it. My sister's friend will not come forward and testify against this man.
Really? We have a doctor's report from the day after the incident stating she'd been touched. Isn't that enough? Basically because he says he didn't do it, and he didn't leave any DNA behind he's free to do this without worry?
This is absolutely disgusting and I can't believe this man isn't in jail yet.
I don't know if there's anything that can be done, but if there's any advice out there to help me put this dirt bag away and give my little sister peace of mind, I'd appreciate it.
I'm not sure if any state laws make a difference in this situation, but for added information we live in the state of Michigan.