t wasn't until years later, when Susan and Jason were divorcing and hashing out their problems in a unique way that she says the truth came to light.
"We would talk and I was very confused, and I think he was dealing with a lot of denial so we started using the tape recorder. We started taping our conversations," Susan said.
Those tapes led King County prosecutors to charge Sherwood with first degree child molestation in 2011. But he was never convicted of a crime. After a short bench trial this year, Superior Court Judge Beth Andrus wrote in her decision, "It does seem odd that when a man confesses to molesting his child, a court might not find him guilty of such a heinous crime."
(raped a 2 year old )
Grooms — who was arrested in March 2014, when he was 17 — was initially charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a class B felony that carries a potential 25-year prison term.
He pleaded guilty July 25 to a lesser charge of engaging in a lascivious act with a child.
Grooms, who also goes by the name Kraigen Simmers, will not spend any time in prison after Judge Myron Gookin handed him a 10 year suspended sentence
The teen was released from jail following his guilty plea, after spending more than two years in juvenile detention and then the Wapello County Jail.
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RICHMOND, Texas – A Texas man accused of shooting his 17-year-old friend in the head walked out of jail Monday because prosecutors forgot to file proper paperwork after his arrest.
Richard Mendoza Jr., 26, is accused of killing Christopher Daigle in 2002 near Missouri City, Texas, while the pair were on a hunting trip.
But because the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office forgot to get an indictment within the 90-day window of the suspect's arrest, he was let out of jail Monday ahead of his arraignment, KPRC reported.
-------------------------not the us, but still glad she got her justice ------------------------
After an excruciating legal battle that was riddled with delays due to a lawyer strike and even saw the involvement of then-Prime Minister David Cameron, the local islander finally stood trial on May 16. -------different story------------
He received a 21-month suspended sentence and lost his driving licence for two months.
But despite the lenient sentence, Mrs Fifield-Moore, from Marlow, Buckinghamshire, knows that it will not change the past and is just glad that he has been found guilty.
She said: 'The gentleman involved blamed James the whole way through but we managed to get a guilty verdict.
'To us, the punishment does not seem to fit the crime, but guilty is guilty.
'Whether he had been sentenced to a litter pick or death, it doesn't change anything because it won't bring James back. But at long last, he is accountable for what he has done.
In the 1970s, no one talked about what went on at home. Gloria Steinem founded Ms. Magazine in 1972 and Roe v. Wade was decided the year after. But at my house, my father ruled like a dictator and hurt the people he said he loved. If the police came, they soon left after murmuring quietly with him. Women and children did not come first.
Over 40 years later, the epidemic of domestic violence continues in households across the country—affecting women and men of all races, socioeconomic levels and sexual orientations. And for every woman who has been a victim of domestic abuse, there is a largely forgotten group: the children like me who live with their own legacy of pain, shame, and isolation. They are a generation wounded by the violence they witness between adults whose behavior confuses and frightens them.
(I do not claim the following words above as my own - I did not write these articles. I am sharing them as a form of therapy)