Nearly five years after the two adopted daughters of Edward Ross Shauberger gave heart wrenching statements to the Liberty Police Department about how their adopted father violated them sexually, the now grown women will get their day in court. It appears as if all that needed to happen for the Liberty Police Department and these two to get their case in front of a Liberty County grand jury was for former District Attorney Mike Little to leave office.
Rumors that the last Liberty County grand jury that served while Little was the District Attorney were looking into Edward Ross Shauberger’s actions were only fueled by the sudden announcement by Little’s office that that grand jury was disbanded without explanation. Nevertheless, speculation continues that all of Edward Shauberger’s legal problems never seem to end up before a grand jury because of his friendship with Mike Little that was developed years ago while Shauberger finishing his education as a paralegal by working for a very new and very green District Attorney Mike Little over 25 years ago.
Additional rumors about Shauberger’s involvement with former Sheriff Henry Patterson and alleged wrongdoing in the last Sheriff’s administration only complicate matters.
The first Liberty County grand jury convened after Mike Little retired ended any dependence on rumors and speculation to guess about whether any testimony about Shauberger and sexual abuse had reached the Liberty Police Department (LPD). Shauberger was indicted by the first grand jury serving with newly elected District Attorney Logan Pickett. To D.A. Pickett’s credit Little’s henchman Dan Bradley has had nothing to do with this case and a jury of twelve finally got to hear what the LPD is said to believe is an almost air tight case against Shauberger sexual assault of his daughters.
Some will be quick to point out that justice delayed is justice denied, but we applaud Pickett for not standing in the way of giving these two grown women, and possibly others, their day in court. At one point some of us started to believe that Shauberger’s relationship to Little and Little’s relationship to Bradley left him untouchable by our courts. Now rumors that some in the D.A.’s office (or some among their advisors) stalled the grand jury from indicting Shauberger falsely claiming the statute of limitations had run will never be substantiated for sure because of secrecy rules governing grand juries.
Fast forward to last Saturday, Shauberger while recently indicted- bailed out of the Liberty County Jail on two $25,000 bonds, a small amount for two counts of a series of sick sexual acts on a child.
His guilt or innocence can now be fairly determined by a judge and jury and hopefully prosecutor Logan Pickett. If Pickett chooses to pass the case on to his assistants Assistant District Anne Streit may be the best choice with her experience and passion for child abuse and sexual assault cases and no connections to the very active defendant.
It is assumed by everyone Liberty Dispatch has agreed that the best thing the justice system can do to prevent any further rumors of scandal and the best thing to validate the rights of the adopted daughters of the defendant is to fast track this case and make it a priority. A case that should have been brought to justice more than five years ago but for Mike Little’s selective prosecution in order to attack his political enemies.