My little sister has been abused by her boyfriend for 2years she finally called police and he was arrested and plead not guilty. Judge told him to have no contact with my sister the victim. He is calling her from jail and she is accepting the calls and paying for some. He is very manipulative and she is too forgiving. I am fearful for her but don't want her in trouble either for being in contact with him. He is on bond and is now visiting her and sweet talking her as usual which I think is in hopes of her no showing to trial date. I am very concerned she will end up in hospital again and really just want her to break free. Who do I report this to if anyone? Thank you.
As you have described it, although the BF is violating the Protective Order, your sister can be seen to be 'enabling' him on that- the violation would be reportable to the sheriff's department but as your sister is actively encouraging his behaviors, it should not be reported at this point in time because of her complicity, . See if she will go with you to talk to someone at a Women's Shelter or similar service which can help her to understand what is really going on here.
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She will not be in trouble unless the judge. He is the one ordered not to have contact. You can inform the Commonwealth's Attorney if they are involved or the court. However, if you sister does not cooperate it might be difficult to prosecute him.
You could report this to his pre-trial officer. He is on bond and one of the conditions is no contact. It is hard to break the cycle of abuse and she needs help. I wish you guys the best.
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