Thanks for your responses. As with everyone who has experienced this kind of abuse, the trauma has bee overwhelming. I met with the detective yesterday...and he basically said, this is a "he said, she said" situation. I disagree. My nephews disclosure has been consistant. He has no motivation to lie..in fact it was just the opposite. He was very afraid of the repercussions his family would face once he disclosed the abuse. Unfortunately, many of those things are coming true. The detective says he cannot get the text messages because too much time has passed....I sense this is never going to make it to court, which will be devastating for my nephew and our family.
Right now, THE most important thing is not putting the animal in a cage (but its an overlapping second), but is getting the kids ta a safe and livable state of life. Banging your heads against the brick wall in trying to push a case through isn't going to help the kids for now. "In crisis"
is no way to go through a legal battle. If you have to fight this
hard just to get it to court, maybe its time to take a step back and re-tune life.
You and your nephiew have chosen an honorable battle and one that he may see as fully necessary to continuing-on in life. I don't know him. I don't know his greatest want right now. But his greatest need is to survive.
One thing I hope the Detective caught onto... "He grabbed his laptop and left"
There's stuff on that laptop that will condemn him...unless he's unique to the 99.9999% of all the other animals in the zoo. Get that laptop admitted or investigated without any warning to him.