Danyelle Dyer was only 7 years old when her uncle, Harold English, was convicted of sexually abusing her. He went to prison, and Danyelle believed she was safe from the man who had molested her throughout her childhood. molester
“I didn’t know it was wrong until he told me not to tell,” Danyelle explains.
It’s been 14 years, and Harold was recently released from prison on June 13. Danyelle learned quickly that she was no longer protected from her molester.
Harold decided to move in with his mother — Danyelle’s grandmother — who just happens to live right next door to the 21-year-old and her parents.
“He’s like right there, practically in my backyard, and that kind of makes me nervous and not want to go home ever.”
Danyelle’s parents were livid, and after hearing his plans to move in next door, Greg and Laurina did everything in their power to keep it from happening.
They called the prison where Harold was serving his sentence, the district attorney, as well as the local sheriff’s office. Each official was supportive, but Oklahoma state law only restricts convicted sex offenders from living near schools, parks, and other kid-friendly attractions. There is no restriction that protects victims from their abusers living near them.