AN ACCUSED CHILD MOLESTOR IN POST FALLS IS ALLOWED
TO LIVE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIS ALLEGED VICTIMS.
TONIGHT, THEir MOTHER IS OUTRAGED BY THE JUDGE'S
AND CONTACTED KXLY4.
LOOKING FOR HELP.
82-YEAR-OLD HARRY MEADOR med-or IS CHARGED WITH THREE
FELONY COUNTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ DID SOME CHECKING ON THE STORY
AND IS LIVE IN STUDIO TONIGHT WITH HOW THAT NORTH
IDAHO MOM -- IS FIGHTING TO PROTECT HER YOUNG DAUGHTERS.
MEADOR med-or IS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING THE MOM'S THREE
ALL UNDER THE AGE OF 10.
WE AREN'T GOING TO IDENTIFY THEM BECAUSE OF PRIVACY
BUT WE DO WANT TO TELL THEIR STORY, BECAUSE RIGHT
MEADOR CAN LIVE JUST FEET AWAY FROM THOSE YOUNG GIRLS.
IT'S SOMETHING THEIR MOM CAN'T BELIEVE.
A TRUSTED NEIGHBOR -- NOW, A MOTHER'S WORST NIGHTMARE.
he seemed to be a great man, my kids became very close
82-YEAR-OLD HARRY MEADOR.
HE LIVES IN POST FALLS, AND IS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING
THREE YOUNG SISTERS WHO LIVE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.
THEIR MOTHER -- WHO WE AREN'T NAMING -- SAYS MEADOR
WAS LIKE A GRANDPA TO HER KIDS.
it hurts to know he would do this and i don't understand
MEADOR WAS ARRESTED LAST FRIDAY.
IN COURT YESTERDAY, HIS BAIL WAS SET AT JUST 50-THOUSAND
it hurt bad and knowing the detective had talked to
the judge, and explained to him, please try the recommended
six figures, and make it harder for him as well and
then he still granted it
that's relatively high for some cases but for sex
offenses they seem to be higher
MEADOR QUICKLY BONDED OUT OF JAIL.
TYPICALLY, HIS MEANS HE PAID 10-PERCENT OF THE BAIL
DETECTIVE DAVE BECK SAYS THAT'S NOT USUALLY THE CASE.
more times than not a bond is set high enough where
the suspect or alleged offender has difficulty bonding
SO FOR NOW -- HE'S FREE TO LIVE IN HIS OWN HOME --
UNTIL THIS CASE GOES TO TRIAL.
i'm pretty sure he was across the street today - he
came over with two of his family members, opened the
IT'S STANDARD IN KOOTENAI COUNTY -- IF A SUSPECT BONDS
OUT OF JAIL, HE OR SHE STILL HAS TO REMAIN AT LEAST
300 FEET AWAY FROM THE ALLEGED VICTIM.
BUT IN THIS CASE.
SINCE THEY LIVE SO CLOSE.
THAT WOULD MEAN MEADOR WOULD HAVE TO MOVE.
IT'S WHAT THE STATE WANTED.
IT'S WHAT THE VICTIM'S MOM WANTED.
BUT THE JUDGE RULED.
THE ALLEGED CHILD MOLESTER ONLY HAS TO BE JUST 50
FEET AWAY -- MEANING HE CAN LIVE AT HIS HOME, IF HE
he's caused them all this pain and hurt and he's not
getting anything, they have told me it's going to
be a year of trial
WE DID REACH OUT TO THE JUDGE TODAY FOR A COMMENT
ON HIS RULING.
HE DIDN'T RESPOND.
POST FALLS POLICE IS STILL INVESTIGATING THIS CASE.
I ASKED IF THERE COULD POTENTIALLY BE MORE VICTIMS
IN THIS CASE.
ALL THEY WOULD SAY IS THATTHEY COULD BE DOING MORE
IN THE STUDIO, KYLEE CRUZ, KXLY4 NEWS