By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
An immigrant from Guatemala may be released in North Carolina within the next year or so due to his immigration status and lack of funds for treatment. When the man was 15 year old, he was convicted of raping his 5 year old cousin who was handicapped. It was truly a heinous crime committed by a teen who needed help. He needed treatment and intervention to try to prevent this from happening again. Since the juvenile justice system incarcerates juveniles in North Carolina until 19, there is a real risk that this criminal juvenile defendant could be released without any appreciable treatment. You can read more about this disturbing story at 18 Year Old Sex Offender May be Released in North Carolina Without Treatment.