District Attorney Grants German Nopo Immunity
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.”