Three-year-old Julie has a secret which she has been told NOT to tell. If she tells, her mommy will be hurt terribly. Secrets in the head of a three year old, however, are like thinking that
the sun will forever hide behind the clouds. Eventually, they will both come out, and when Julie’s secret does come out it tears apart two families while bringing them closer together
at the same time.
“The Monster’s Lap” is a real story based on the life mis-
fortunes and betrayals of a young three-year-old girl and
the family that loves her. You will have an intimate look
into the ups and downs of this family as well as the little
known process that goes on from discovery to the final
verdict in court. Can a three-year-old express what has
happened in her life enough to convince the District Attorney to
take on this case, or will the word of a well spoken, well liked thirty-year-old man
be more believable? “She can hardly talk. I didn’t do anything and after all, who would believe a three-year-old?”
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In this story and in particular, this excerpt, the judge has heard a great amount of evidence from a number of people, and now she is about to rule as to whether Charles will remain in jail or go free. This is a point in time when everyone, the accused and the family are all on pins and needles. Will this man go free or will he remain behind bars? Please read this short excerpt and consider purchasing "The Monster's Lap" to help support organizations that prevent child abuse!
After considering everything, the judge reduced the bond to $50,000. This was still too high for his family to handle, and so Charles was to remain in jail. Doug had no idea at that point in time that Charles would eventually blame Doug for all of this because of the objection he had to the bail reduction. More on that later. The funny thing was that if he had received the reduction in bail and bailed out of jail, he would have then been required to report to the powers that be and begin his therapy or go back to jail. He was very object to taking the evaluation sighting that it was inhumane and degrading, so in a way, Doug had at least temporarily, saved him from that fate.