Here is a story of real courage. A Texas woman who was sexually abused at the age of 8, finally put her molester behind bars at the age of 27. The woman did not think of herself as a victim, became a Police Officer, and secretly recorded the man’s confession and now the accused is in jail. She brought her molester to justice 13 years later.
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Reports by Daily Mail say that the perpetrator of the crime Erlis Joseph Chaisson, 47, is a family member of the victim and from the age of 8, he molested her over the course of a four-year period during the mid-90s. In September 2014, the woman plotted a fake meeting with the accused and recorded Chaisson’s confession that he had molested her six times when she was a child. She then reported the crime to McLennan County Sheriff’s office detective Brad Bond. During the case hearing , the recording was played.
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Chaisson was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency in Texas in August this year. Additionally, he will suffer a life sentence and two separate seven year sentences for the indecency convictions, and will not be eligible for parole for 42 years, The Independent reports.
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The accused, Chaisson had already once been captured for molesting another 8-year-old girl a few years back, and for that he was sentenced to life in prison, in addition to two seven-year sentences in a trial last month, reported the Waco Tribune-Herald.
We salute the courage of the woman and believe that it’s her police training that helped her report and catch the man. A good example for Indian readers.
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