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ihavenonameonhere Fri 17-Jul-15 11:14:47

I reported a historic sex crime back in January to the police. It was something that happened in the 90s and it took a lot for me to go to the police to report it.

With my help they tracked the man down and we found he is still working with children.

I made an official statement in March and they told me they would arrest him shortly.

I'm still waiting, I've chased it a couple of times and they said soon. I know they are stretched but I just thought something would have happened by now.

AIBU to expect him to be arrested by now especially with the nature of the crime reported?

Younique Fri 17-Jul-15 11:17:19

YANBU and I'd say I'm surprised but sadly, I'm not. Without going into too much detail, I supported someone to report a recent horrific attack and the arrest has been delayed to the police staffing shortages. It's shocking and unacceptable. It might be worth making a formal complaint and then escalating it if not addressed with speed.

I feel for you. You should feel supported and protected through this difficult process. Have you been in touch with Victim Support?

Ruledbycatsandkids6 Fri 17-Jul-15 11:18:19

You have done a very brave thing. Well done.

Keep your nerve because there may be a lot of work being done behind the scene that they can't share with you for legal reasons.

Tangerineandturquoise Fri 17-Jul-15 11:20:46

You could ask again- were you given the number of a designated officer?

What may have happened is that you came into or started a broader investigation and more evidence may be being gathered before an arrest.

You are very brave.

cleanmyhouse Fri 17-Jul-15 12:25:39

I'd agree that they might be doing background work to build more of a case before they make an arrest.

Electrolux Fri 17-Jul-15 12:33:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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