Thursday, May 29, 2008

Billy Dan Carroll - Out of Control Child Molester

More charges are set to be launched against a former children's legal advocate accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

Billy Dan Carroll, 53, has been in jail on a $2 million bond since his arrest on Sunday.

Investigators said they obtained a search warrant and found videotapes that showed Carroll sexually assaulting at least six other children and two women.

Police on Wednesday identified two of the underage victims in the video but would not disclose whether they where clients of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County.

Investigators visited the organization's offices for a second time Wednesday. CASA officials said they were advised by the Austin Police Department to stop making comments about the case.

Since police said they identified two more victims, they are working to release even more charges against Carroll on Friday.

The charges and media surrounding the former legal advocate's suspected actions are upsetting to Bill Fredericks, Carroll's former partner in a court reporting firm.

Under legal advice Fredericks could not speak directly to KXAN, but in a written statement he said: "The company was not aware of the allegations underlying Mr. Carroll's arrest, and we condemn any criminal behavior that may have occurred."

Fredericks and Carroll merged their two business more than 15 years ago and co-founded the reporting firm. The firm, however, has changed its name to omit ‘Carroll' from the title and has become Fredericks Reporting and Litigation Services. Carroll's name was also removed from the board in the front office.

Fredericks said the situation has been very difficult on everyone who knows Carroll. He said he had no idea that his former friend and partner was suspected in criminal behavior.

APD has been to the company's Austin office and searched it for evidence.

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