Saturday, December 03, 2005

Judge Punishes Teen for Reporting Rape

It isn't often that I agree with look-at-this-injustice posts at blogs like Feministe, but this is an exception.

It's hard to tell from the story, but it's conceivable that the decision not to prosecute her claim was a reasonable one; there might not have been a good enough fact pattern for the prosecutor to feel optimistic about getting a conviction. But to turn around and hit the victim of the case with a charge of filing a false police report is just absurd. He-said she-said makes for hard cases, but the last thing you want to do is to punish women for coming forward after an assault.


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