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March 5, 2013

Seeking Justice

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The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office is the only agency that has helped us, he added. The deputies provided the DA with a 19-page report detailing the crimes and including first hand accounts from witnesses.
“How much evidence do you have to have when the parent witnesses the crime,” he said.
However, the District Attorney first declined to file charges, calling the sex act “consensual” even though the two female victims were only 8- and 9-years old at the time of the crime. 
Lair said he would investigate, however they are doing nothing to protect the girls, according to the father. The father was granted only one protective order against one of three suspects, but after the DA declined to file charges the suspect was released from custody.
Additionally, the DA’s office is only looking at two of the three suspects in the case. The father said he would not stop until his daughters receive the justice they deserve.
Steidley said in a brief statement that she is not personally handling the case and that DA Investigator Gary Stansill and David Book of the RCSO are investigating the issue.
“The office is peparing to take action in regards to this situation,” she said.
“We have done our part in providing the DA’s office information from our investigation and that is all we can do at this time.” Sheriff Scott Walton
 

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