Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Conditions of Release

I received more information today on my ex-husband's charges and conditions of release. The documents were sent to me by Fox4 News, incidentally, which did a follow up story last night. They requested the documents, which are public record.

In short, he was ordered to pay a $10,000 bond and abide by the conditions of release, which include the following:

  • He is to wear an ankle monitor to track his location and assume all costs of the monitoring program.
  • He is not to have any contact, direct or indirect, with any person who may be a victim or witness in the investigation (including me).
  • He is not to have any contact with any minor children.
  • He must abide by a curfew.
  • He cannot have any firearms or other weapons in his possession.
  • He cannot access, view or possess any pornography, adult or child (based on what I've been reading about porn addiction, this may be the most difficult condition to comply with).
  • He is allowed to use a computer, but must submit to having his computer use monitored with software installed at the direction of the Dept of Justice, including keystroke capture software, to record his computer use (including email correspondence, chat room logs and internet use history).
  • If convicted, he must abide by all sex offender registration requirements.

This is what an ankle monitor looks like.
I'd never seen one and was curious.

This is an abbreviated list. You can view the entire document here.

These conditions do provide some measure of security for myself and the kids. Ultimately, though,  he can choose to violate any of the conditions and the Justice Dept. will not have knowledge of it until after the fact. It's a trust system, basically, with heavy consequences for breaking the conditions.

My concern remains the same. He is already facing heavy consequences in the form of a long prison sentence. When it comes down to the wire, I'm wondering how much of a deterent these conditions will actually be.


29 comments:

  1. Maybe not much, but a deterrent none the less. Scary times, no doubt but keep going. You will get to the other side of this - you will :-)

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    1. Thanks Glen. Yes, I will get there. And throw a big ass paty when I do!

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  2. This must be incredibly hard ... but you are doing so well.

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  3. Could not find the Fox 4 follow-up. The wheels of justice may spin slowly but they are finally turning.

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    1. It doesn't appear to be on their website. I think they only archive the feature stories, perhaps. And yes, I'm just grateful the federal wheels of justice spin a lot faster than the local ones.

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  5. You and the kids are always in my good thoughts, never far from mind. Love ya.

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  6. Well, some progress at last. Something new for you to at least gain some ground in terms of relief..?? Maybe? xxx Faith and trust! I hope they win out in the battle with the "what if's" and "when's" that must surely keep replaying in your mind. Thinking of you, take a hug mate.xo

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  7. It's almost unimaginable from here, love.
    As it would have been for you many moons ago.
    As I wish it still was.
    xxx

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    1. I hope it forever remains unimaginable for you and everyone else out there. xo

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  8. Well, a normal person in that situation would think "WHOH I'm in so much trouble here, I'll just need to be Really Good Now and not add to it."

    But.... we're not talking normal, are we? He could do anything. SO -- don't drop your guard, sweets. XX

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    1. Yeah. A normal person would never consider it okay to sexually exploit children, hey? Guard remains undropped. x

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  9. I've been reading your blog for the last couple of months, all the way from Perth Australia. I'm amazed by your strength and courage. I'm so glad something has finally happened re your ex. I really hope it all works out for you and your kids. Life can throw some doozies, can't it?

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    1. Hi, thanks for introducing yourself. Perth is on my list of 'must visit' places. Thanks so much for your kind words. Life can indeed get crazy, but this whole experience has taught me how to find my balance, despite the constant barage. x

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  10. Thinking of you. I hope the Federal wheels of Justice keep turning.

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  11. Given the seriousness of the case I can't see the point in curtailing his "little freedoms" in the hope it grants you a greater. Kids are at risk here! Why does the law pussyfoot around this issue?

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    1. I wonder the same thing Steve. Every day.

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  12. What if you wanted to move out of the state? Are you free to do that now? I actually work as a family law paralegal in Washington State and I know the process here for moving can be difficult when there is a custody order in place, but given circumstances like yours I would think it should be a hands down, slam dunk. Assuming that's something you want to do. Granted, I am unaware of the relocation laws in your state or whether you even want to move, but I just thought I'd toss that out there. I hate to think that you feel unsafe and I would think that if he is being monitored it would be difficult for him to go to another state without setting off some sort of alert. Does his ankle monitor have a certain radius allowed? I'll admit I'm not terribly familiar with them either. Anyway, best wishes.

    Laura

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    1. I'm sure the laws in every state are unique.

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  13. Oh dear the court papers says he can have contact with your kids as per existing court order?? Also hi from Newcastle, Australia and hugs xxx

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  14. Gosh, I'm feeling for the uncertainty and vulnerability you face at the moment. Sending lots of prayers and love. xx

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  15. Kristin, your ability to find the bright spots in your life in spite of the turmoil say so much about your inner spirit and strength. Have you in my prayers. I will have to send you my email so that we can visit, if you like. I cannot imagine being in your shoes. Every time your heart wants to sing out with some sort of joy someone tries to steal your voice. Don't let them. Just don't let them.

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    1. Thanks so much, anon. I have an email link on my sidebar. I appreciate your words. x

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