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A probation officer had a probationer outcry to sexual abuse that occurred 15 to 20 years ago. The statute of limitations has expired in this instance. The offender was and still is a paster. The probationer does not want to go public at this time but maybe later.

Q: Is the probation officer obligated to report the allegation of sexual abuse to law enforcement? The statute of limitations has expired so there is not a criminal case. But since the offender still holds the same job maybe after a fishing expedition there are other victims. Any advice?

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Posts: 66 | Location: New Braunfels, Texas, USA | Registered: October 04, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If the PO has a duty, then so does anyone else who is aware of the outcry. I can't think of a set of facts I where I would prosecute a case like this one but I don't read a lot of discretion in the statute. What if the perp is now woking as a __________ or volunteering as a _____________.?
 
Posts: 723 | Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA | Registered: July 30, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We should use that statute as a motivator, not a punishment. Tell whomever, "Look, the law says you have to do this, so just do it."
 
Posts: 2127 | Location: McKinney, Texas, USA | Registered: February 15, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks for your responses. I believe it has been passed on to law enforcement.
 
Posts: 66 | Location: New Braunfels, Texas, USA | Registered: October 04, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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