Well, here's some shit awful bullshit crap news for your Saturday. A Texan judge sent a girl to live with her grandmother and her grandmother's boyfriend, a registered sex offender, who then raped the girl and murdered the grandmother.
In February 2012, after an unsuccessful attempt by her mother to remove her from the home, now retired Burleson County District Court Judge Terry Flenniken ordered the girl to remain living with her step-grandmother Jean Slovacek-Storm and her boyfriend Edward Clinton Lee, a registered sex offender. Four months later, Lee shot and murdered Slovacek-Storm and bound and raped the victim. Luckily, she escaped and found help. Lee was sentenced to life in prison.
This heartbreaking case became even more intense when a right-to-life group decided to sue the judge:
The lawsuit, filed by the Texas Center for Defense of Life, alleges that the victim told Flenniken of psychological and emotional abuse of a sexual nature she suffered at the hands of Lee, including pressure to undergo an abortion after informing Slovacek and Lee that she he had become pregnant with her boyfriend’s child. Despite the girl detailing Lee’s abuse, the judge decided not to remove her from the home.
During that half hour private conversation, the victim told Flenniken that Lee had offered her money to strip for him and that she’d often catch Lee spying on her when she showered. She explained that she wore her everyday clothes rather than pajamas when she slept for fear that Lee would spy on her while changing, and that she often moved a dresser in front of her bedroom door to keep him out.
The lawsuit also names three teachers at the girl's school who failed to report the victim’s report of threats from Lee. Their cases are pending.