The next stop was the ER for testing. This, in my opinion, was useless, because I hadn't allowed her around him for 2 weeks. They said that that was understood but testing was needed for sexual transmitted diseases. My God! I hadn't even thought of that in my anger and pain!
I will admit to you that the testing nurse luckily was female and very kind and patient. But again I was not allowed to be with my daughter. Gracie, being the child that she is, told the nurse nothing. Why? She had a million distractions at her side. The examining room was filled with toys that she played with! The nurse had a puppet. Now I can understand the reasoning behind the puppet but with Gracie, it backfired. The bed in the room was a pint-sized version of an adult-sized bed and it moved up and down and Gracie was allowed to play with the controls. She wasn't scared, listless, untalkative or unco-operative where no information could be gathered. No, she was having a ball and loving every minute of it! She didn't want to talk to the nurse;she wanted to play elevator with that darn bed!
We had been sent home and had been advised to stay away from Don, advised to tell our neighbors around us who had children what had happened, and advised to sit outside as a group and watch our children play. The reasoning for this arrangement? Ours was a small complex of 4 buildings opening into a courtyard where all our kids played and of course, the molester could watch them. And oh, did he watch them! Especially Gracie! He would walk around as they played calling to Gracie, trying to get her to run to him.
At this point he had not been told by the police that I had filed charges. The night I called, those cops had only talked to him for a short time about what? I haven't a clue. This creep did not find out from the police but from one of the mothers I had warned. This mother took her young son and infant daughter to him to babysit all the time. I shudder to think even now what he probably did to that baby!
You need to understand that this molester, like most molesters, is very charming, personable and smart as a whip! and BEING IN HIS FIFTIES, he had also been grooming this young mother. To him, she was also a child to be conquered. So in her eyes he could do nothing wrong; he had charmed her, too. She, unfortunately, saw him as the victim and told him about the charges! Don raged over to my apartment where several people, including myself, had been watching the kids' play and began screaming and calling me names. His whole family had been called and were now in front of his space cussing and ranting also. I had been told if he came near to call 911 and I did! All-out war had begun!
The sad part of this situation was that now I couldn't sit down with his family to explain what he had done to Gracie-things a child that age shouldn't know about! I couldn't advise them to revisit the rape of his granddaughter who years before had been raped when she was 2 and noone to this day knew who had done this hellish crime. I truly believe in my heart and soul it was Don. All the evidence like the fact his 1st wife was only 14 when they married. His 2nd was 19 to his 40, points to a problem early on.
Now I'm very sure that right now you are reading this and wondering, "Why isn't he in jail?" I wanted to know the answer to that myself and asked repeatedly. All I ever got was,"We can't arrest him now. We're investigating." INVESTIGATING?? Those police NEVER sent anyone to talk to neighbors! They NEVER interviewed anyone in his family, even the 2 sons that lived with him! The oldest son admitted that he found a pair of little girl's panties under his father's mattress. They NEVER arrested him or took him in for questioning! HE WAS NEVER CHARGED! This pedophile, this child molester, this drug trafficer, this drug-using pothead got off scott-free! As to why, first let me tell you what I know of the life history of this sub-human:
He had been abused by both a father and a stepfather when a child. His mother is and always has been a drug, pot, and alcohol abuser. So Don became both an addict and a seller. He bragged to me that at one-time he had LOTS of money from selling. He would have parties at his house for his customers where everyone would watch well...you will just have to imagine. When his youngest son came to live with him he gave up the party atmosphere. But continued to sell. Today he still wheels and deals; claiming disability, he receives SS and pills for his "ailments" which he turns arounds and sells. To get more pills on numerous occasions he calls police claiming breakins and his pills were stolen, thus able to get MORE pills to sell.
Why in the world would the police allow him to repeatedly file false reports? Why in the world would he be allowed to run loose when CHILD MOLESTATION charges had been filed? How in the world after a lifetime of selling drugs and pot could he have escaped with NO ARRESTS? I will tell you a secret that he proudly shared with me once...He has a very devoted, extremely loyal cousin on the police force who watches his back, warns him to lay low when Don's name starts to be mentioned too much! OK! I can hear some of you saying that this is not possible. But small-town America is no different from big-city America. Corrupt cops are everywhere! Let me repeat! Corrupt cops are everywhere!