A father helping to take care of his young daughter with cancer pleaded guilty to molesting the girl. Instead of going to jail, he’s getting off with probation.
Jeremy Schwer, 41, and his estranged wife Arpana Schwer were taking turns caring for their daughter. The child had a brain tumor and the parents took turns staying with her at night.
At age 6, the girl revealed to her mother that her father had touched her inappropriately on her private part. She also explained that her father made her ‘sit on his cat tail.’ She revealed her father said not to tell anyone because he would go to jail.
The prosecutor recommended a sentence of nine years in prison and an additional three on probation. Arpana asked the court to spare him the jail time so that he could continue to financially support his children while the couple was divorcing.
Schwer was sentenced to 12 years and will be placed on the sex offender’s registry. The judge also ordered him to move out of the family home.
The prosecutor, who ‘completely’ disagrees with the sentence, says under the circumstances it is understandable.
The victim, now 7-years-old, is recovering from chemotherapy. Hopefully, she’ll also recover from the mental trauma that her father caused.