My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Illinois
I'm not sure if I'm in the right place or not, but here goes: Last summer, about a week after her 13th birthday, a family friend who was, I believe 17 at the time attempted to sexually assualt my daughter at her friend's house. The boy is an older stepbrother of my daughter's friend. He specifically had her pinned down while she asked him repeatedly told him to stop. The boy's father tried to blow this off as a boys will boys thing. After weeks of treating my daughter like she'd done soemthing wrong (she was not allowed to hang out with the daughter anymore because I insisted her friend come to our house instead), the boy starts going to my son's place of work and would stand in front of him just smirking at him, not saying anything. I finally mentioned to the Neandertal father that, based on his behavior his son would technically be considered a sex offender. He went off and made two different calls to our house, threatening to sue our family for defamation, then backpedaling when I suggested we let the states attorney's offfice figure it all out. My daughter wanted it all just to go away and did not want to press charges, and we felt like it should be her choice at the time.
A few weeks later, the father is drinking with some of his family at the lake and sees my son (17) fishing. He physically got in my son's face and yelled about how our family was "running our mouths" and better shut them, etc. When my son would try to walk around him, the man (in his 40s and a good head taller than our boy) would block his path and get within a few inches of him.
Over the course of the last year, the boy who did this makes a point to catch our daughter's eye when she's out without us. She just came home from a ballgame tonight creeped out because this boy, who has since graduated, made sure to catch her eye and wave at her. It can't be understated how creepy this boy is.
Problem is, we live in a small town that has a history of, well, a court system that prosecutes based on who you are in the community. There is a new S.A. so I have no reason to assume she's as backward as previous ones, aside from history. What should we do? We have tried to telling her to ignore him, but we are now over a year later and she is still seeing a therapist, afraid of the dark, and generally still traumatized by this incident. The father does not think his son should take any responsbility for his behavior. I don't even care about dragging her through trying to establish the assault occured, we just want her left alone. Any ideas?