The mother of a Colorado man says the “public is in danger” because her son avoided jail time after molesting his sister and her friend.
According to FOX 59, Beth Johnson did not learn that her daughter, Nikki Hudson, had been sexually assaulted from age 7 to age 14 by her son, Christopher Hudson until Nikki was 22.
Following her mother’s discovery, Nikki went to local authorities to report the abuse.
Nikki, who is now 24, said she decided to come forward because her brother, now age 30, was working as a security guard at local hospitals. Those hospitals included Children’s Hospital Colorado and Sky Ridge Medical Center.
“I’m not a parent, but if I was and I realized that my kid could come in contact with a perpetrator I would want to know, I would want to protect my child.”
As FOX 59 reports, a judge in an adult court ruled that most of Christopher’s crimes occurred before his 18th birthday. As a result, his criminal case was handed over to a juvenile court.
Arapahoe County Juvenile Judge Natalie Chase sentenced Christopher to five years of probation. FOX 59 reports that for the first three years of his probation, Christopher will be allowed to work during the day. However, he must spend his nights in custody at Community Corrections.
Further, Judge Chase has ordered him to register as a sex offender and attend “intensive sex offender treatment therapy.”
Johnson, the mother of Christopher and Nikki, said:
“I felt the need to come forward and out him because he is a threat to society. If he’s a threat to his own sister and did this to his own sister what has he done to somebody else?”
According to FOX 59, Johnson feels that her son should have received no less than 30 years in jail. She also feels that her son needs sex offender therapy, but doubts it will have much of an impact given his age.
“I think the public is in danger with him free… it’s incredibly difficult to know that one of my children is a perpetrator and one is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.”
FOX 59 reports that Nikki wants over $18,400 in restitution for the costs of previous and future therapy. A judge will deliver his verdict regarding that request in early June.