At the time of the offense, she was over 13 years of age, and less than 18 and the conduct engaged in was sexual intercourse. * In 1999, DHS placed Minor #3 and his two older sisters in the Garretson home, and Minor #3 was legally adopted by them in 2001.Minor #3 was interviewed by the FBI Special Agent in July, 2016 and disclosed that Garretson had taken him on long distance truck trips starting in the summer of 2001 when he was 11 years old and that he had sexually assaulted him on multiple trips during summer vacation from school in 20.How serious was the investigation into the allegations of abuse against Garretson in 2004?We need to know whether people in that chain of command remain in command now. The superseding indictment of Garretson outlines eleven counts of rape or other sexual crimes against eight minors, mostly in the early 2000s. Garretson pleaded guilty to five counts (encompassing five separate victims, including the most recent one, in 2014) in exchange for the U. dismissing the other counts and in exchange for the government's agreement "that it will not prosecute Lisa Garretson, the Defendant's wife, for her concealment of the Defendant's earnings by her acceptance of payment for wages the Defendant earned while the Defendant was receiving Social Security benefits." The U. attorney's news release outlines the other four counts to which Garretson pleaded guilty as follows: * Minor #2 was interviewed in June 2016 and was a foster child in the home from 2000 to 2004.It is simply wrong for a state agency to hide behind a shield of confidentiality meant to protect children when exactly the opposite result occurred. She disclosed that Garretson had taken her on over-the-road truck trips when she was his foster child.Garretson stipulated and agreed that he transported the minor in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in sexual activity with her, and that the sexual activity he engaged in with her was Violation of a Minor in the First Degree, a Class C felony.
Based on the reports your Affiant found in DHS records, your Affiant began conducting an investigation into GARRETSON'S conduct with foster children who were in the GARRETSON residence.We also do re-evaluations of homes annually and new background and maltreatment checks every two years.In addition, we have a more sophisticated computer system.Although many of the former foster children that were placed in GARRETSON'S home are now over the age of 18 and therefore, are no longer minors, the federal statute of limitations does not preclude federal prosecution for federal offenses committed against "a child under the age of 18 years" during the life of the child or for ten years after the offense, whichever is longer.As you know, I am prohibited by law from talking about specific maltreatment investigations, foster care records and calls into the child abuse hotline.
When the Van Buren Police Department determined the abuse had occurred outside of Arkansas, he contacted the FBI.