District Attorney Grants German Nopo Immunity

June 10th, 2010 by

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Spring Creek Estates and Church Place subdivisions are full of kids. So parents had adverse reactions when they found out one of their neighbors admitted to raping children.

“Yeah, definitely I worry at night,” said Erin Compton, mother of seven.

“I’m devastated,” mother Dawn Ray said.

German Nopo was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2007, but he later admitted to more. In a court-ordered clinical interview, Nopo first denied having sex with children, then admitted to raping 11.

Earlier this month, Nopo was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, but the district attorney dropped the charges and granted Nopo immunity. The reason was that all of Nopo’s confessions came out in counseling.

“We have more children in a five-house radius then any of the other sexual offenders, so this is a playground for him,” said Ray.

“It’s hard because my kids have worked hard to be very trustworthy, very dependable, but because of the environment around him, I can’t let them go,” said Compton.

Parents plan to meet with the district attorney next week. That’s when they’ll give him a petition asking the district attorney to refuse any possible plea proposals from Nopo and his attorney.

The district attorney declined a request for comment.

Nopo’s next court hearing is in July.

Nopo’s attorney, John Herbison, released a statement Tuesday: “My client has complied with what the court system has required of him. The judge said that if the state granted Mr. Nopo immunity, then he would be required to make full disclosure, and that’s exactly what Nopo has done.”

One Response

  1. brooke

    Scum like this deserve nothing.

    There was a strange man in my old neighborhood that used to stand on the end of peoples yards and stare into the homes. If there was childrens toys in the yard, he’d circle around the house, acting as if he was picking up trash. Often he’d carry around a weed eater or some other yard tool, my guess to throw off any suspicious parents. WEll, I and another mother noticed his odd behavior and how he would sit outside his home and watch the kids play. This was not a normal type of sitting around on his porch; its hard to explain. There was an intense interest by him in what these children were doing.
    I was alerted to the fact that he was a registered sex offender by this mother of 6, who lived next door to this sorry excuse of a man. She moved out by the end of the week.
    The Police did often stop by his home Checking his registration, making sure he is where he’s supposed to be.
    As a then mother of 2 myself, my husband and I made the decision to move shortly thereafter.
    Not feeling safe in your own home to let your children play outside is a horrible feeling. No parent should ever have to go through that.
    The fact that any child molestor be given immunity, or be allowed to live a life outside of prison is deplorable. Some people will never change. Child molestors do not change their habbits. I do understand you do a crime, you do your time. But these monsters have no business to ever be let out of prison.
    Thank you for your time.
    sorry for the bad spelling.

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