OLATHE, Kan. -- It took four years, but the suspect in sex crimes against three children from Shawnee has finally been charged and arrested.
Victor Delgado, 55, has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with children under the age of 14. Children, Delgado admitted to FOX 4’s Shannon O’Brien, he knows.
"Supposedly these three children are the children of some friends of yours or acquaintances, is that right?" O’Brien Asked Delgado when she caught up with him at his Overland Park apartment.
“Yes,” replied Delgado.
Prosecutors say Delgado fondled and touched the three children over a four month period in 2011, but the incidents were not reported until 2014.
Although he could not talk specifically about this case, assistant Johnson County District Attorney Keith Henderson says 50 percent of sex crimes victims never come forward. In the case of children, they often stay silent while the perpetrator is in their lives, or don’t realize what happened to them was wrong.
"They learn that from a parent or a teacher or program at the school and they realize something has happened to me that is not appropriate and I should tell someone about it," said Henderson.
In this case, it took another year to investigate the allegations against Delgado.
Henderson explains, "For cases of this magnitude, at the DA's office we like to meet with the witnesses ourselves and sit down and talk with them and get a feel of who they are, where they are coming from and just evaluate the case and sometimes that can take a little while."
When given a final chance to tell us exactly what happened, Delgado simply said he will prove the children are wrong.
Victor Delgado will be in front of a judge in the next few weeks where all of the details of the case will be revealed.