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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 joko104 View Post
    If she does not testify there is no case.
    Doesn't that seem pathetically stupid, though?

    He's a serial rapist: aren't there other victims? How can a serial rapist be convicted based on her testimony alone? - Someone already brought these thigns up and I think they're good point. They don't seem to have a very solid case against him if the only person is a flighty underaged runaway who - though being underaged - doesn't have a compelling foster care family to stay with.

    maybe they need to find her a gaurdian and a home instead.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Doesn't that seem pathetically stupid, though?

    He's a serial rapist: aren't there other victims? How can a serial rapist be convicted based on her testimony alone? - Someone already brought these thigns up and I think they're good point. They don't seem to have a very solid case against him if the only person is a flighty underaged runaway who - though being underaged - doesn't have a compelling foster care family to stay with.

    maybe they need to find her a gaurdian and a home instead.
    Maybe all of his other victims declined to testify also. In which case he goes on raping.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Maybe all of his other victims declined to testify also. In which case he goes on raping.
    So - that leads to the next logical question: why aren't they all imprisoned together?
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Even if she failed to appear after a subpoena, which they can arrest her for, they CANNOT force her to testify.

    However, my suspicion... and this is only a suspicion, not actual knowledge... they are doing whatever they can, staying just this side of the edge of the law, to intimidate her into thinking she has no choice but to testify. Most people do not know their rights, and I'd bet she does not, and the prosecutors are attempting to take advantage of her lack of knowledge.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Doesn't that seem pathetically stupid, though?

    He's a serial rapist: aren't there other victims? How can a serial rapist be convicted based on her testimony alone? - Someone already brought these thigns up and I think they're good point. They don't seem to have a very solid case against him if the only person is a flighty underaged runaway who - though being underaged - doesn't have a compelling foster care family to stay with.

    maybe they need to find her a gaurdian and a home instead.
    She has a home and a guardian... her mother, with whom she has not been allowed to speak since her incarceration in March. It's a travesty.

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

    This thread makes me sad. Some people are literally willing to go to ANY LENGTHS, including advocating for the dumbest possible application of the law, in order to **** over a 17-year-old girl who has been victimized by rape...not because anything good can come from it (i.e. coerced testimony isn't credible anyway), but just for the hell of it. It shows that the Taliban mindset is alive and well here in the United States of America.
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    Re: California: teen rape victim held in jail to ensure testimony

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This thread makes me sad. Some people are literally willing to go to ANY LENGTHS, including advocating for the dumbest possible application of the law, in order to **** over a 17-year-old girl who has been victimized by rape...not because anything good can come from it (i.e. coerced testimony isn't credible anyway), but just for the hell of it. It shows that the Taliban mindset is alive and well here in the United States of America.
    Speaking of laws: There should be a law that only those of us who've actually been shot at by the Taliban, have the 1st Amendment right to compare anyone else to the Taliban.

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