Thursday, October 16, 2014

When dad accuses a man of sexually abusing his daughter, HE is believed and the man is jailed--even with no mention of an investigation (San Antonio, Texas)

Compare and contrast this case to the one from the UK posted directly below.

Is Dad smeared as a basket case? Are his efforts to act as advocate for his child condemned? Was Dad accused of coaching or lying? Was there even an investigation here? Or was the girl's word taken as golden when DAD takes her to CPS?

And by the way, what happened to this girl's mother? She has been erased from this story entirely.

And notice that oblivious daddy never asked the child if anything was wrong on his own. She did not confide in him at all. He apparently didn't notice anything was wrong on his own either. He didn't suspect anything till an (unnamed) "relative" told him that he "needed to speak with her."

Wonder if Daddy is custodial.

Arrested man faces charge of sex abuse of child

By Mark D. Wilson : October 15, 2014 : Updated: October 15, 2014 10:08pm

SAN ANTONIO — A man accused of sexually assaulting a child over several years was arrested Tuesday.

John H. Martinez, 36, has been charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, which is punishable by five to 99 years in prison.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Martinez began sexually assaulting a girl when she was between 4 and 6.

The document says that on numerous occasions, Martinez forced the girl to engage in sexual activity, most recently before this past Easter, more than five years after the alleged abuse began. The document also said the girl told authorities that Martinez would take her to work at local tax offices and force her to engage in sexual activity behind a locked door.

Last month, the girl's father was contacted by a relative who advised that he needed to speak with her.

The father took the girl to Child Protective Services, where she told authorities what had happened.

Martinez is being held in Bexar County Jail. His bail has been set at $75,000.