Missouri – The organization, Bikers Against Child Abuse is calling the decision to release admitted child rapist Aaron Fisher, a failure of the justice system.
The nationwide organization escorts abused children to court to face their victims, and they even pay for therapy if needed.
ABC 17 News talked to two local members from the Jefferson City area who say Judge Pat Joyce failed the victims, “absolute disbelief that there could be such a failure of this child”, Ratchet said.
For their security, the two men we interviewed go by the names Ratchet and Stache.
“Basically we are a bunch of volunteers who are tired of seeing kids go through this. We take calls from prosecuting attorneys, victim advocates, even the parent of an abused child can contact our organization, and if that child has to go through court or needs therapy, then we get involved in that child’s life”, Ratchet told ABC 17 News.
This past weekend their organization was devastated to hear the news that a child rapist walking the same streets as his victims, “After someone admits to something this heinous, and they have the testimony that he admitted to it, and then slowly but surely, the process gets skewed. Somebody starts asking for delays and continuances, we see this all the time with defense attorneys, it’s classic. They do it for a multitude of reasons. They hope the child forgets what the guy looks like, or they forget some details of the case. This one just drug on way to long. And like I’ve said, now there is a six-year-old child out there that has to live with these memories, and now not only is the child out there but so is his abuser, or her abuser”, Ratchet said.
Aaron Michael Fisher is an accused child rapist who confessed to this crime and Judge Patricia Joyce of Cole County let him free Friday.
Rep. Rocky Miller, Camden and Miller counties. Aaron Michael Fisher is an accused child rapist who confessed to this crime and Judge Patricia Joyce of Cole County let him free Friday.
Aaron Fisher allegedly admitted on video to sodomizing his 5 month old child and due to too many delays, many caused by his legal counsel, Judge Joyce made the decision to release him back into society without the benefit of a trial.
“This appears to be the height of incompetency for a Circuit Court Judge in Missouri and I will be reviewing her performance to verify that it has risen to the level of impeachment,” Rep. Miller said.
The Missouri Constitution places the duty of impeachment of Judges in the hands of the House of Representatives with a trial before the Missouri Supreme Court after Articles of Impeachment are approved.
Aaron Michael Fisher admitted sodomizing his 5-month-old Daughter in 2009
ELDON, MO – The Miller County man who admitted to raping his five-month-old daughter was released from jail this week after his trial was dismissed. After making a one-day stop in Eldon, he may have left the Lake of the Ozarks community.
Aaron Fisher’s case had dragged on for six years, after delays caused by both the prosecution and the defense; Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce sided with the defense on Oct. 23, 2015, saying Fisher’s constitutional right to a speedy trial had been violated.
He was freed from jail on Monday, Oct. 26 and the case was dismissed.
On Monday evening, Fisher reportedly showed up at a local church in Eldon, asking for help. A church member or clergy checked him in to a local motel, according to a motel employee. Fisher was calm, telling the receptionist he had just been released from jail, stating he was incarcerated for destruction of property, and was surprised by his release.
Miller County Prosecutor Ben Winfrey is preparing to appeal Joyce’s decision to the Western District Appellate Court-Kansas City.
Reno, Nevada – A Reno man was sentenced on Monday to serve two life sentences in prison after he plead guilty to sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl.
Marcos Martin-Montoya, 35, plead guilty earlier this year to two counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, officials with the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
Each count carries a penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving a minimum of 10 years.
“The sentences handed down today are consecutive, guaranteeing that the very earliest Martin-Montoya could be eligible for release would be after he has served 20 years,” officials said in a statement.
Authorities had received a report that Martin-Montoya was inappropriately touching the 12-year-old in early May. Investigators later found that the girl had been sexually abused by him since 2009.
“He was arrested that same day,” officials said.
A multidisciplinary team from the Washoe County Child Advocacy Center were investigating the case. That included detectives from the Reno Police Department, authorities with the Washoe County Social Services and prosecutors with the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
“The work done by this exceptional team of prosecutors, detectives and child advocacy professionals continues to better serve our community’s most vulnerable victims of crime,” District Attorney Chris Hicks said in a statement on Monday.
The Child Advocacy Center opened in June 2014 and has conducted more than 300 interviews with child victims.