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Longview - 8/20/02

Convicted Child Molester Is Arrested Just Days After His Release

Just days after a convicted child molester was released from jail, he moved back into his alleged victim's neighborhood.

In May, 33 year old Timothy Ray Ramsey was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7 year old neighbor.

Since then, he's been re-arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.

Candy Kenniard says her family's nightmare began in April when Ramsey and his wife babysat her three children in this neighborhood.

After the second visit her 7-year old daughter said she had been molested, "that's the first people that were not family that watched them in their whole lives. We've only had family watch them. And the first time we let our guard down is the one time it happened," says Kenniard.

That's when she learned Timothy Ramsey's past conviction in Mississippi for sexually assaulting a 14-year old girl.

 Ramsey moved to Longview two years later and with his recent arrest in May, Candy thought he was gone for good.

But Thursday Ramsey was released on bond, "I saw him standing on his front porch and it was like the wind had been totally knocked out of me," says Kenniard.

 The district attorney's office says they had 90-days to complete an investigation on Ramsey.

When they couldn't, they had no choice but to release him.

"So when they let it slip we had to take measures to make sure our neighborhood make sure our kids were safe. Our kids are our future and we need them to be safe until they get to be our future," says Kenniard.

Candy made signs, flyers and ribbons.

But her prayers were answered Monday when Ramsey was rearrested this time for not registering as a sex offender for the last three years.

And while Ramsey sits in jail Candy fights for her child's right to see justice done, "and she'll be okay she's a survivor," says Kenniard.

To find out is a sex offender lives in your neighborhood, go to the Home Page and click on the Know More on 7 icon.  Look for the Sex Offender Search link.

 

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