Celebrated Search Team's Founding Member Charged with Child Rape
You won't want to miss today's episode as we're in Branson, Missouri where in 2017 a duck boat goes ashore and water on the 17th, one of the
members of the popular purpose-built adventure scuba group is reported to have been Accused of
rape attorney Jenny Alcotti goes on to discuss welcoming to the sidebar filed by Crime Long. I'm Jesse Weber. There is a disturbing report that has surfaced that a
member of the volunteer diving group Adventures with a Purpose has been criminally
rape. a boy this is coming from the us sun there has been very very limited information on this very limited report but we have some details to talk to you now for our followers here on the sidebar you may re
member we had previously done interviews with Doug Bishop and Nick Rinn from this dive group for all this news that came to light, we actually interviewed them for their role in finding the body of missing teen Kylie Rodney. or we're going over here to the other side of the reservoir where there are a lot of Drive Lanes down to the water's edge where people have cookouts gatherings parties you know family gatherings you know this is a prime location where Kylie's vehicle could have made it into the reservoir .
There are human remains in the vehicle. Now, Jared Lysick, 47, one of the
members of this organization, is allegedly facing two counts of conduct
rape of a
child in 1992 in Utah and me. I want to bring in trial attorney Jenny Alcotti, who specializes in a topic related to human trafficking. She is a regular in the long criminal network. Jenny, nice to see you. Lots of details right now, but there is a court filing that says Mr. Lysac is facing two counts of
rape of a
child, which is a first degree felony, one is from January 1, 1992 and one is from January 1, 1992.
October 1992. What do these crimes mean? What is the language of these statutes? What would an prosecution have to prove and when you look at what we know? What is it that catches your attention? Notice is the time from the date of the incident until these survivors and victims actually disclosed their abuse. It's very difficult, especially as a minor, to even process the fact that you were
raped or sexually assaulted, so the mental processing that goes into that and the ability to come forward is why we have such great laws and Utah has an amazing statute where there is no statute of limitations when it comes to minors being sexually abused or
raped and just to make sure we understand that you are saying there is no statute of limitations there is no time limit on criminal charges on criminal charges like this right so there's no time limit for um if you were
raped as a minor to br file your claim in a criminal justice system that's the good thing because you know we've seen that science has shown that the miners who were abused normally you don't take them until you take them until the age of 53 for even later um so that's the first thing the second thing is the language of the statute is that s We know that a minor cannot consent to sexual intercourse, therefore it doesn't matter if they were forced, it doesn't matter if they were coerced, it doesn't matter.
None of that matters, they can't consent to sex, so if they were underage and they were
raped by another individual, it proves to be a first degree felony and that can land them in jail for 15 to life in prison really depends on two counts you know it depends on what the judge wants to issue but they can run you back to back or simultaneously so it really just depends and just so we understand here again allegedly he allegedly did this we don't know the exact details of everything, still in utah, is there any defense to um, you know, my, excuse me, is there any defense to saying i thought i was of legal age, right?
Tough question because certain states differ there, but what do we know about Utah? So for Utah, we know that according to um 76 5402 that not without the consent of the individual, regardless of the fact that you have indicated that yes, I am of legal age, not if you are a minor. never mind, there's really no defense in that hindsight and I have to ask you that there's something interesting because adventures with a purpose has a huge following on YouTube and I think other YouTube channels picked up on the fact that Mr. Lysick wasn't there. in the video of this group baring the body of kylie roddy one of their biggest videos something that really put them on the map for what they did you get the feeling that i mean we have no idea why it was but it does you get the feeling that maybe he was out of the limelight considering these charges were coming down the pipeline he gave me the sun something that really bothered me is that i had followed them for quite some time as well and you know, when you see things like that where you see, oh, they're trying to help society, they're trying to build good systemic change to help, uh, save people and then you hear a story like this that really It makes you question everyone's motives really and when you think about it and you see oh he wasn't there it really makes you question if there was some kind of reason for that and it's really sad well we have to be clear we don't know why. he wasn't in we don't know if any of the other people in the organization knew about this maybe he wasn't in for some reason um and again this was an interesting question because he supposedly did this suppose of course suppose he did this suppose he did this they condemn him.
What does that do to adventures with a purpose? He is one of its
members. You talk about the good they have done. I'll give you an idea here since 2019. This group has solved at least 23 missing persons cases. the reason they are getting so much attention is because they do amazing work they can provide tools that other people can't or just help you know lend a hand whatever the situation with mr lysick how is that going to affect the mission of the group? How is that going to affect potential donations? where is this how they can actually operate? they were very transparent about it they said they get half a cent every time viewers watch an ad on their videos this is how they actually make money how this is going to affect the organization i think it's going to be significant i don't think they'll start getting donations i think they are going to open investigations on the other
members w they have to do a lot of PR repairs maybe it's that not all the
members have these acquisitions they have these um accusations against them but they are going to open those investigations and they are going to have to do a lot of arrangements to show that they know, even though this person in our group had no idea, they have to show that we are still good people and that we are trying to change things in society, but the media is a powerful tool, so if you know the word gets out you know i'm for me personally its one of those things where it's okay i'm not going to root for someone i know who e is committing these crimes makes you question a lot of things again i have to stress this no i dont know what the story is all this is alleged i will ask him he mentioned something about the time frame in 1992 when he took office and it was interesting that many of these victims do not even realize the seriousness of what happened. they don't acknowledge it was sexual assault maybe that's why it takes so long to file accusations and charges.
The counter argument is that it's an old case, it's from 1992. Is there a situation where it would be really difficult for the prosecution to prove that a case like this can get any kind of witness statements, any kind of documentation that proves these alleged claims , so it's something that's going to be very difficult for the prosecution, how do you go back that far and make people re
member those things that you know there once were? the police report was there ever you know if they ever told anyone especially when you were a minor you don't tend to tell your parents when you're a minor because again you don't know, you don't know at that age that you just were
raped or sexually assaulted so that will definitely be a bar to prosecution and I have to tell you here on the sidebar that we have reached out to adventures for the purpose of them basically directing us to their legal
team we never get much of a response here w it's understandable Breaking this news um Jenny Alcotti I appreciate you taking the time it's a really disturbing report and we're going to see which way it ends hopefully there will be more reports and more information coming to light because it's a very serious issue Jenny thank you so much Jesse and thank you all for joining us once again here in the sidebar please subscribe on apple spotify youtube podcast wherever you get your podcast I'm Je sse Weber I'll talk to you next time