Our offender, our US Army Officer - top security clearance - educated - degreed biological father...emotionally, sexually, and physically abused us. He was in the US Army the entire time of the abuse and we finally were able to come out about the abuse after he retired from the US Army.
He was sentenced to 208 months (17 years) - served only 11 - all of which he was collecting his military retirement. He served his time on McNeil Island. We filed civil suits - mine was thrown out due to statue of limitations and my brother won his case. The idea for the case was to assure that counseling and other expenses related to the abuse could be covered far into the future. The civil suit judgement was awarded in 1996, in the amount of 5 million dollars.
Civil judgement expire after 10 years, unless you file the 1 extension that you are allowed for an extra 10 years. This was done. It is now coming up on the end of the final 10 years and not a dime has been paid, ":Why" you ask??
Because US Military retirements cannot be garnished for anything other than child support. This means that US Military retirement is protected before, during and after the retirement funds are untouchable.
Needless to say, in a few short months he is completely off the hook. He is remarried and living his life - with a full retirement, no longer required by state law to register and able to continue his life - over 20 years of combined abuse - with lasting effects that still impact our lives today.
We will see nothing, we will continue like we do, taking care of ourselves to strive for the best lives that we can. But beyond all of that - getting attention to get this changed so that other kids coming behind us - will be taken care of - no question.
It is time for a change, its time for laws to be changed - it is time!