Me: I just read about this last night.
Amy waits as I look.
Me: (reading from the book) “We gathered affidavits stating in clear language there were injuries consistent with prior trauma and sexual abuse. There was chronic abuse, past violation of the vagina. Evidence of both acute injury and chronic sexual abuse.”
I put the book down and give Amy a look, one that says both I was glad she was right and also not very glad at all.
Amy: So… I’m not willing to go further into… this deeper than anything other than… this wasn’t a parent abusing a child. This was about a… group.
She pauses, gives me a look that is almost like she’s trying to tell me something without actually telling me something.
Amy: And… there’s… a big cover-up. Like, I see, big players? And by players, I say [redacted] or [redacted] or whatever… you know. The people that… were trying to get to the bottom of what happened, that were not involved in the… situation? Could only take a step forward before they were knocked back. By… someone. Who was protecting… the situation.
Amy: Undermining their… steps forward. So know that. That, this didn’t get solved because… not because it couldn’t have gotten solved. Because it wasn’t supposed to. Get solved. Is what I’m hearing.
This points to everything I read in the book by lead detective on the case Steve Thomas; they couldn’t get anything done without being met with strong opposition, even from the DA’s office. Especially from the DA’s office.