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#392952 - 04/10/12 07:09 AM Detaining Rape Victim: Good Idea?
catfish86 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Prosecutors Detaining Rape Victim with history of running away

She ran away right before trial once before already. Trial is scheduled for April 23rd. Not sure how I feel about this.
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#392957 - 04/10/12 08:40 AM Re: Detaining Rape Victim: Good Idea? [Re: catfish86]
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Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 575
Loc: VA
In the federal system the prosecutor may arrest and detain a "material witness" (= one whose testimony is essential) if it is shown (before a judge) that "it may become impracticable to secure the presence of the person by subpoena (e.g., they may run away)." If the witness's testimony can be obtained by deposition (out-of-court Q&A's under oath), the witness may be detained thereafter only if further detention is "not necessary to prevent a failure of justice." 18 USC 3144.

State systems are probably the same. Material witnesses are usually detained to prevent flight, or for their own protection.

Everyone here @ MS knows that there IS no case unless the victim speaks out, and that others will be at risk unless the perp is locked up. Peace... and Justice!

John

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#393081 - 04/11/12 05:33 PM Re: Detaining Rape Victim: Good Idea? [Re: catfish86]
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That is a reasoned perspective that I can understand. Thanks.
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#393512 - 04/15/12 01:47 AM Re: Detaining Rape Victim: Good Idea? [Re: catfish86]
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They should put her on house arrest; regardless of the law, it is disgusting to put someone into prison who has obviously already suffered from a great deal of trauma. I would sue if I was her, and certainly say to hell with your 'justice.'

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#393684 - 04/16/12 09:09 PM Re: Detaining Rape Victim: Good Idea? [Re: catfish86]
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Rape Victim Released

Update on this situation. I am thinking in regular juve hall was uncalled for, there had to be other alternatives.
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#393704 - 04/17/12 01:14 AM * [Re: catfish86]
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Edited by Smalltown80sBoy (04/28/13 05:18 PM)

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#393830 - 04/17/12 09:22 PM . [Re: catfish86]
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Edited by Life's A Dream (01/12/13 10:58 PM)

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