A convicted sex offender is being ordered to stay away from his victim, after he moved next-door to her. According to People, 21-year-old Danyelle Dyer of Oklahoma was granted an order of protection against her uncle, Harold English (pictured below), who molested her when she was young.
English, 65, served more than 12 years incarcerated after his 2004 conviction on lewd molestation charges. He was released on June 13 and moved into his mother’s home in Bristow, near Dyer.
“I was coming back from class and he was out mowing in my grandmother’s backyard, and it made me uneasy just being home,” she told People last month. “I go to school in Edmond, [Oklahoma,] so I’m only home half the time, and I think twice before going home now. I have a very close family, so it’s hard for me to not constantly be with them.”
Some states do have laws that prevent sex offenders from living near their victims. Oklahoma doesn't allow sex offenders to live within 1,000 feet of a school, playground or child care facility. However, it doesn't restrict how close offenders can live to their victims.
As part of the ruling, the judge granted a protective order that prohibits English from living within 1,000 feet of his niece.
[Photos: Facebook; Oklahoma Sex & Violent Offender Registry]