Outcry Discussion: Why hasn't DA Shawn Dick charged Johnathan McCarty in the Greg Kelley child sex assault case?
"How do you feel about Jonathan McCarty being free?"
I posted a comment on the Outcry Documentary and Greg Kelley Case Discussion Facebook page. I asked, why hasn't Shawn Dick charged Johnathan McCarty in this case? Or anyone else? Others commented that they wanted me to find out why.
When I have three suspects in a case, absent Jonathan McCarty confessing or some extraordinary evidence that we don't have right now, I don't see it possible for us to try Jonathan McCarty for this offense.
DA Shawn Dick says he doesn't believe at this time the court could rule beyond a reasonable doubt on any of the suspects.— KVUE News (@KVUE) August 22, 2017
DA Shawn Dick: There are three very viable suspects in the child sex assault case.— KVUE News (@KVUE) August 22, 2017
Despite overturning Kelley’s conviction, investigators do not have enough evidence, or a prime suspect to bring new charges forward.
“Despite a lot of tips, despite a lot of information, we were left with the Texas Ranger testifying there were three possible suspects in this case he had identified, and so with that, we don’t really have a case against any particular suspect,” said Dick.
Dick said it would be hard to even charge McCarty, who's currently facing four years in prison on unrelated charges.
Shawn Dick, Republican, took office as the District Attorney in Williamson County, Texas in 2017. Greg Kelley-Fight for GK leaders and supporters helped to get him elected. Fight for GK leader Jake Brydon is on the far right in the photo below.
Shawn Dick announced in May 2017 that he was reopening the investigation into the Greg Kelley child sexual assault case. In October 2017, Shawn Dick said that Jonathan McCarty, although suspicious, would not likely be charged with child sex assault. He has said that there are "three very viable suspects." Greg Kelley is one of those viable suspects.
Greg Kelley refused to cooperate with his defense team's investigation into the theory that Johnathan McCarty sexually assaulted a child, according to new court documents.
McCarty, a childhood friend of Kelley's, has been named a person of interest in the case.
The court documents say Kelley's attorney planned to offer into evidence an affidavit that would shed light on the "factual plausibility of the blame-the-other-guy defense." But the documents go on to say Kelley "would not cooperate with any questions about Johnathan, and investigation of Johnathon and defended Johnathan against any theories presented."
assault, I would think that they would be more concerned about why DA Shawn Dick has not charged him. Why hasn't Jake Brydon started a petition for the DA to continue the investigation into McCarty and not give up until justice is served?
Shawn Dick says he wants to make a point that McCarty's porn didn't have to do with child porn. They were adult. #gregkelley— Andrea Ball (@andreeball) August 3, 2017
Right. The nude child pics on comp were few in number. DA says they're inapprop but he doesn't consider them child porn.— MelanieTorre (@melanietorre) August 3, 2017