This was created three years ago after my daughter was viciously assaulted by a man she had just started dating. For the first ten months, she went to court seventeen times, each time the case was adjourned. This was done by him and his lawyer to escape serving out his term in prison. He was eventually sentenced to time served, with probation. It was his third assault case against women. Two weeks later, he was arrested again for violating the order of protection. He had been calling my daughter more than 30 times a day, stole her car and phone. He was then sent to prison.
He was later released with an ankle bracelet, which he quickly cut off, and was considered to be absconded. He was one of NYS’s Most Wanted at that point, until my daughter found out where he was and called Parole. He spent the remainder of that time in prison.
When he got out a few months ago, the stalking and harassing started again. He showed up at her apartment where she lives alone. He showed up where she worked, and left flowers every day. He began calling between 30 and 100 times a day again.
She went to court again, asked for and was granted a different restraining order where he would be arrested if he came within 5 feet of her. He has so far stayed away from her, but I am frightened that he will hurt her again.
I am so proud of my daughter, who is just 24 now. She inspires me everyday. Her perseverance is a testimony in how one woman battled the judicial system, and her attacker to keep safe. It has been three years long filled with pain, but in the end it has made her stronger than any of us thought possible.
created in PS 6
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