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Calif. Teen Victim Detained In Rape Case

April 16, 2012  | 

Sacramento County, Calif., prosecutors have taken the unusual step of detaining the teenage victim of a serial rapist.

Victims' rights advocates are joining the 17-year-old foster child's attorneys in arguing that her detention, upheld three times by two superior court judges, could discourage other victims from reporting sexual assaults, reports the Associated Press.

The advocates also say the detention conflicts with laws governing the well-being of foster children, and with Marsy's Law, a victims' rights initiative approved by California voters in November 2008.

The victim has been a no-show at two prior court hearings.

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Rev. Lowrey @ 4/16/2012 4:47 PM

So, they only crap on the rule of law when they think it's necessary.
If they have the evidence as the story suggests they don't even need her. Breaking the law to get a conviction is criminal.

Dan @ 4/17/2012 6:38 AM

Maybe the "victim" is not such a "victim" after all. Maybe there's a reason she has not appeared at two previous hearings.

brian greene @ 4/17/2012 2:38 PM

yeah, dan. it's called fear. Perhaps she's intimidated and embarrassed about what happened to her in a society that says don't get raped, instead of don't rape. Weird how that would work, huh?

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