Thursday, December 5, 2013

Always Believe The Victim

Because victims never make up stories about being raped.
It took a jury less than 30 minutes to decide Sara Ylen is guilty of filing a false felony report and tampering with evidence.
The 38-year-old Lexington woman told police two men broke into her Lexington home and sexually assaulted her Sept. 18, 2012.
Witnesses testified to prior acts of false accusations of sexual assault by Ylen, as well as bruises that appeared to be made out of makeup.
James Grissom served nearly 10 years in prison after being convicted in 2003 of raping Ylen in a Meijer parking lot in 2001.
He was released from prison in November 2012 after the Michigan Supreme Court granted him a new trial because investigators found Ylen had made other unsubstantiated claims of rape.
Given the new evidence and the length of time since the last trial, St. Clair County Prosecutor Mike Wendling asked the case be dismissed. Wendling also asked that Ylen’s current St. Clair County trial be handled by Wayne County because of his office’s relationship with Ylen during the Grissom trial.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Part 2)

"A 12-year-old girl got a series of text messages this summer from her mother's boyfriend, Woodstock [Illinois] police Sgt. Charles "Chip" Amati, according to copies of the messages obtained by the [Chicago] Tribune. One message, punctuated with a text emoticon shaped like a heart, read, "Send me some sexy pictures!"" (Link)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - the greatest danger to your children isn't a stranger on the Sex Offender registry.