My question involves criminal law for the state of: FL, AL, NY
My son told me, after he had turned eight, that he had been sexually abused by his former step father when we had lived in Florida. We had left my former spouse for numerous reasons by the time my son was five. We went to the nearest CPS office in NY when he told me. We were told then that they'd notified CPS in Florida but that no one was able to serve my ex as he had long since left the town in which we had lived. I eventually gave up on searching for the pedophile and focused resources on counseling for my son.
My question is this: now I have discovered that the pedophile lives in the state of Alabama, where do I begin the process to prefer charges against the man?
My son is still traumatized and attends a special therapeutic school today. I owe my child a proper pursuit and closure to this painful chapter in his life. It was a miserable two years during his most formative time in a very vulnerable young life. I worked many hours then but ought to have known. Although counseling and ongoing therapy has been helpful, he has recently stated that true healing can begin for him once he knows "the monster" has been brought to justice.
I am not interested in a financial suit for damages, I am only interested in having a pedophile identified and brought to justice; by which I mean incarceration, preferably for a very long time.
Thank you for your time and shared expertise/opinions.