New Braunfels resident Clovis Douglas Cooper Jr. was indicted last month by a grand jury on a “2nd degree felony count of Indecency with a Child by Sexual Contact and a 3rd degree felony count of Indecensy with a Child by Exposure,” according to KGNB News. Cooper’s first offense was alleged to have happened as far back as 2004, followed by another in February of this year.
After Cooper’s arrest, his father managed to post a $25,000 bail. His father is the president of Cooper’s Country Day School on County Line Road in New Braunfels. While the accused man has stated that is a self-employed caterer, New Braunfels police have reported that, “he did work at a local daycare facility at the time of his arrest.” Since posting bail, it’s unsure if Cooper has been hired again at a daycare facility.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, “in 1999 an estimated 285,400 children were victims of a sexual assault and 35,000 were victims of some other type of sex offense.” Most of these victims were assaulted by a mail, and 71 percent were assaulted by someone they were acquainted with, or knew on sight—such as a daycare employee. Only 30 percent of sexually assaulted children ever have their incidents reported to police.
Personal injury legal help isn’t only for adult victims of car crashes or violence. Personal injury law also extends to those not yet old enough to legally seek help alone, and, inversely, covers those accused with a crime so heinous in most people’s eyes that it’s not one easy to forgive. If you’ve been accused of a sex crime with a child, or are seeking counsel for a loved one or a past event, don’t go through it alone. Contact a dedicated New Braunfels’ personal injury lawyer today.