Rape Victim Jailed…Put in Cell Next to Her Rapist

An alleged rape victim says she was beaten with a chair and boards and raped repeatedly. In a court hearing, she says the Defense Attorney insuinated she was responsible for being raped. The victim asked the DA to “get to the point, B_ _ _h! Now the allegations are that she was sentenced to 36 hours in jail for contempt and was placed in a cell next to one of the men who beat and raped her. The Chief of Police said he will look into it, and if she was incarcerated and placed next to her attacker(s) he will change procedures and see that it doesn’t happen again. The video refuses to embed. See it here. UPDATE: Ran at Si Vis Pacem has just alerted that the victim was adjacent, not next to the alleged rapist. See a link to that story in comments under this article.

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  • I always wonder about female lawyers who go out of their way to defend men who rape or murder women. There are plenty of them.

  • Ran

    “I always wonder about female lawyers who…” Perhaps it’s because she’s a professional?

    I wonder why more people can’t see past gender politics to individual responsibility. There is a vast intellectual and moral gulf in discerning between those who have been tried and found to have actually raped and murdered and those who are merely accused of the crimes. I say! Jolly nice morning… round of presumption of innocence, anyone?

    Then there’s professional conduct and duty. I always wonder whether people will ever get past gender-bias to understand that an attorney’s duty to the Law, the Court (and/or her client) and to moral Justice stand first before all other facts and presumptions.

    . . .

    Putting the woman in obvious danger was an act of negligence: It wasn’t a “mistake” to be corrected, it was an actionable offense in some States, having had plenty of precedent. The CoP could well be demoted and even sued if the victim’s attorney is aggressive enough.

  • Ran

    Maggie, Fox has an update on this case here. Turns out her cell was adjacent. An unwise move, but at least not criminally stupid.

    -Ran