1 Comments Criminal law, traffic matters, DUI, assault, theft, fraud
Yes this is shocking and I'm glad that you have reported him. And moved your daughter away from him.
As they say you are a witness to the exposure act and that is why you are not allowed to discuss this or anything else with your daughter or anyone else. The reason for this is to ensure your evidence is allowed in court. If you discuss this with your daughter or anyone else, a smart lawyer, for him, could get your evidence disallowed when the matter goes to trial, and they could claim that your evidence is tainted, and you are not actually reporting what you saw but what someone else told you happened.
If this happens he might get off. So you really just have to wait till the trial is over to find out what you wish to know.
Be gentle with your daughter and give her lots of love, and take her for all the counseling that she needs.
As you are a witness you will not be allowed into the court till after you give your evidence, the authorities will tell you when to be there. As there is a hearing on Monday and you have not been called, I presume this is a preliminary hearing, and these are generally held to sort out the case, decide if there is enough evidence for a trial, and if so how serious that evidence is so it can be determined which court should hear the case.
Check with the police if this is the situation and if you are required to give evidence on Monday.