There’s a new sheriff in town in Johnson County TX and Sheriff Adam King says he’s just found 120 open sexual assault cases with children as victims, many of which should have been closed and landed a child abuser in jail.
Some go as far back as back as seven years and don’t even include the alleged victims’ names. Some even include confessions but were never closed and no one was brought to justice.
According to Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Tammy King, quoted in this WFAA-TV news report, cases have been mishandled in Johnson County for years, under former Sheriff Bob Alford, who retired last year.
Alford didn’t want to go into specifics with Channel 8 reporters but admitted cases were piling up. He said blame him if someone needs to be blamed.
OK. We do blame him and want to know specifics. Why weren’t these cases closed and handled properly? We intend launch our own investigation to find out. We can’t let it get swept under the rug.
Fortunately Sheriff King’s catch-up work is already yielding results. He made his first arrest recently of three people accused of sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl seven years ago.
He said more arrests are expected soon.