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Man acquitted in child sex assault case - The Galveston County Daily News : Police

November 1, 2014

Man acquitted in child sex assault case

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  • bvresident posted at 7:37 am on Thu, Jun 19, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1335

    Carlos, maybe my post wasn't clear to you when I spoke about Roady dismissing charges against law enforcement. The accused in this case was not law enforcement but it was pursued with apparently little evidence.

    The case I'm referring to is that of TC Police Officer John Thorn who was indicted by a grand jury on felony child abuse after an investigation by CPS and the GCSO.

    His case was dismissed-quietly and without anything in this paper-after the accused voluntarily took some counseling sessions. It was dismissed "In the interest of justice" (which was for Thorn and not the child) so Thorn could keep his law enforcement license. Thorn should have had to go through the same trial process the accused in this story did and take his chances with the jury just like you and I would have to do.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 11:20 am on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    It was the Grand Jury who felt the case had merit. If you want to place blame for the trial, put it on them.

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 11:16 am on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2625

    How did Jack Roady "dismiss felony charges"? Duane Charles Parker was acquitted by a jury trial. Now you may argue that the District Attorney's office did not present a good case but charges were filed, a trial was held and the jury found him not guilty. The initial investigation took place in 2008. Jack Roady did not take office until 2011. The case was presented to a Grand Jury in 2012. Maybe Kurt Sistrunk should have filed charges earlier and you would not have had a cold case.

     
  • bvresident posted at 9:35 am on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    bvresident Posts: 1335

    This is more misconduct by the criminal District Attorney Jack Roady. He'll abuse citizens without evidence and yet when it comes to law enforcement he'll dismiss felony charges without even taking it to trial.

    Fortunately Roady has the GCDN covering for him.