A former Massapequa woman was captured in Georgia after she refused to help cops investigate her daughter’s rape, a crime detectives eventually found was committed by her former husband, according to Nassau County Police.
Special Victims Squad said the woman refused to provide critical information needed to prove the identity of her daughter’s assailant, as well as repeatedly refusing to bring a child in for DNA sampling. She eventually brought in a child for testing, but the child was not her 11-year-old daughter, police reported.
The woman then fled to Georgia with her daughter to avoid further questioning, cops stated. She also witheld the location of her ex-husband, also from Massapequa, who police determined was responsible for her daughter’s assault in early 2013. He reportedly still had access to the victim at that time, cops said.
Authorities found out about the incident after a report from a state agency in October.
Police finally tracked the man down in West Palm Beach, Fla. and was arrested by U.S. Marshalls and local police. He was charged with first-degree rape and predatory sexual assault of a child.
The woman was found in her Georgia home by Nassau County Detectives, local police forces, and U.S. Marshalls. She was charged with first-degree hindering a prosecution and will be arraigned at Nassau County Court in Mineola on Monday.
The victim is now living with relatives out of state.Names of defendants withheld by Patch to protect victim’s identity.