Skip to comments.3 charged in sexual abuse case previously cited
Posted on 04/14/2013 7:48:53 PM PDT by Politicalmom
SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) Three boys arrested last week on suspicion of sexually abusing a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later took her own life were initially cited on misdemeanor allegations in the case, authorities said.
The investigation in September turned up only enough evidence to support citations for misdemeanor sexual battery, Santa Clara County sheriff's Lt. Jose Cardoza told the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/17ahlHh ) on Saturday.
Deputies arrested three 16-year-old boys last week on suspicion of sexual battery against Audrie Pott, a Saratoga High School sophomore who hanged herself last fall after an explicit photo was circulated of the alleged assault.
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Therein lies the rub. I don’t know if we have laws on the books and appropriate penalties to deal with these sorts of crimes. I am not normally a fan of additional laws but I there has to be a way to prosecute these crimes such that an example can be made of these animals.
As Dr. McCoy is so often quoted as saying, “She’s dead Jim”. When this gal took herself out it removed one of the key witnesses to the alleged crime. Unless they were dumb enough to spill the beans to the cops there isn’t much hope of getting them convicted on much of anything.
tougher penalties at least