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Thread: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    TRUE !
    The system is in need of reform and improvement, is this not the purpose of all our law-makers ? That state's governor should hang his face in shame.
    Hopefully, this rapist is confined, obviously this should be permanent....a life on a prison farm....grow your own food, make your own clothing....otherwise starve and go naked....
    The hopeless should not be coddled.
    You don't see the irony in wanting the rapist confined yet being perfectly OK with his victim not testifying against him? Have I entered Wonderland?

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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    My immediate thought is 'just what the hell else is going on that we dont' know about from this short little article?'

    I really don't want to present a view - and take time to consider things - without knowing more about what's really going on. They dont' just take victims and toss them in the clink - there's obviously much more to it than that.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If she doesn't testify, he won't get any sentence at all. That's the point.
    This still does not mean she should be forced.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    My immediate thought is 'just what the hell else is going on that we dont' know about from this short little article?'

    I really don't want to present a view - and take time to consider things - without knowing more about what's really going on. They dont' just take victims and toss them in the clink - there's obviously much more to it than that.
    I read several articles from different sites on the case last night. Apparently, this girl has a history of being a runnaway, so they are trying to force her to testify (via detention), because they want the guy convicted. A couple of questions that enter my mind are 1) If she has an unstable mental and social history, how convincing is her testimony? 2) If the guy's a "serial rapist" as was mentioned in one of the articles, why are there no other credible witnesses to call? The whole thing reeks of coercion of an innocent person in order to make a conviction, regardless of how unjustifible it may be.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    If she does indeed have a few runaways on her juvenile record... and record with by law cannot be made public... then someone in the D.A.'s office or the sheriff's department illegally leaked that information in order to support their indefensible treatment of this child. The entire thing is outrageous.

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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    If she does indeed have a few runaways on her juvenile record... and record with by law cannot be made public... then someone in the D.A.'s office or the sheriff's department illegally leaked that information in order to support their indefensible treatment of this child. The entire thing is outrageous.
    Her name has not been released, so they can talk about her record. Since she is a minor her name in connection with the incident will never be released.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    At first glance I thought this was in a ME country, as I didn't know this could even be legal! This guy appears to be a nazi. I hope the victim isn't black, that's all we need right now!


    Alleged Rape Victim Jailed: Calif. Teen Held In Custody To Ensure Testimony In Frank Rackley Trial
    She was jailed for failure to appear, not for having been raped. This is perfectly legal and common practice for unreliable witnesses who disobey a court summons.

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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    She's a mentally unstable rape victim, and you want to put her in prison?
    No part of being a rape victim gives anyone the right to ignore a summons.

    Guess what: she still has to obey traffic laws, to.

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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Poor girl.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    You don't see the irony in wanting the rapist confined yet being perfectly OK with his victim not testifying against him? Have I entered Wonderland?
    If she does not testify there is no case.

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