Update on things.
Yesterday my young friend called and said that he had gotten a call that the
third person had accepted the plea deal. The creep/jerk/liferuiner is back
in jail. Yippe Yay! Also found out a few more details about the other
victims but most awful is that one victim in Seattle has lifelong injuries.
That case will now be moving to trial since they know who the perp is.
Apparently this guy might have been a suspect all along, but my friends
incident was the one that actually identified him by camera and linked it
Also went to the crisis center today. That was rather un-dramatic. Mostly
because after two weeks lots has happened and he has been through a lot
already, we've taken care of a lot of things already, the prosecutors have
been busy, and so many other things. The advocate was shocked at the lack
of response by the store and the police and the slowness of medical exam,
etc. Once my friend is comfortable with releasing some information to her,
she will be calling the SVU team and explaining the importance of the local
police officer responding to the call to treat sexual assault vicitims
equally, male or female, for medical exams, etc.
We did get a list of resources to start counseling and several of the names
on the list are on our local LGBT website and being friendly to our
community and specific issues so that is good. A meeting Thursday with
store staff about insurance stuff and other help and then he will call to
schedule to begin counseling. I told him, in my father voice and demeanor,
that I would be checking with him on that. He's coming to stay with us
again on Thursday and out to school with me on Friday to see friends again
so I will have a chance to talk with him again.
He was nervous, and that was all he wanted to do today. One step at a time.
Parents are being pissy and wanting access to his bank accounts, his new
address and such. He said no, not any of your business. They are toxic,
take his money and threaten physical violence. Just what we didn't need to
deal with today. Oh well.
Sewed again yesterday but not much. Off to work tomorrow.
Thanks for listening.
- posted 8 years ago