A man who was in prison for sexually abusing his niece, when she was just a child, moved in close to her. And it is legal; he can do it. There are no laws to prevent them from being practically neighbors.
In an interview with People, Danyelle Dyer, 21, said she was stunned to learn that her uncle, Harold English, who had been released on June 13, lived just yards away from her in Bristow, Oklahoma. The irony is that it is right at her grandmother's house.
The story came to light because Dyer used his F acebook account to report that his attacker would be near. Why did he do it? The young woman spoke out to denounce the lack of laws that exist regarding distance limits between the residence of a sexual offender and their victims. After investigating, Dyer's parents realized that there is no legal recourse to make her assailant leave that town.
“I was leaving my classes when [I saw him] cutting the grass at my grandmother's house. And I was uncomfortable being at home, "she revealed to People.
In addition, the young woman explained that she goes to school in another city, but it is very difficult for her to return home; think twice before arriving. Dyer explained that she has the support of her family, who are very close. However, she does not have contact with her grandmother, the mother of her uncle and who gives her shelter, because she considers that this does not support her.
The 21-year-old revealed that she will hold a peaceful protest at her home Friday. "If you can't make him move, I want him to feel as uncomfortable as possible," he stressed.
One fact that is striking is that currently in the United States only two states - Alabama and Tennessee - restrict how far a sex offender can live from his victim.