OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR/CNN)– An Oklahoma male convicted of molesting his step-niece when she was a little girl is now her next-door neighbor.
“He’s like right there, virtually in my yard. That sort of makes me worried, and not wish to go home ever,” stated 21-year-old Danyelle Dyer.
Danyelle was 7-years-old when her uncle, Harold English, sexually attacked her.
A few days after finishing his prison sentence, English, now 65, relocated with his mother who lives roughly 100 lawns (300 feet) away from Danyelle’s house.
“Not only is my child feeling her previous returned to haunt her. But a great deal of years of rage and anger that I have actually kept under my collar is sitting ideal outside my door,” stated her daddy, Greg Dyer.
Both of her parents stated they do not believe their child must have to share her secrets with the public to resume a life of normalcy.
“She’s had to bring her deepest, darkest tricks out for the general public to see just to try to rid this person of her life,” stated Greg Dyer.
The 21-year-old blogged about her new neighbor on Facebook and published his sex offender registry with the words “satisfy my abuser and my new neighbor.”
Under Oklahoma state law, sex culprits like English can not live near places where kids gather, but there’s absolutely nothing keeping them from living next door to their victims.
The Dyer family is demanding that law be changed. They’re speaking to Representative Kyle Hilbert and other legislators to prevent this sort of thing from occurring to somebody else.
Hilbert stated he wishes to get a brand-new law on the books during the next session.
In the meantime, Danyelle states sharing her story isn’t really disgraceful. She’s even had other ladies reach out to her.
“It’s very empowering for me because it makes me feel like I’m making a difference, and I didn’t share my story for absolutely nothing, and that it is producing positive change,” said Danyelle. “Whether it affects one lady and I can help one lady then I’m entirely delighted with that.”
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