Saturday, February 16, 2013

Man acquitted of raping 10-year-old girl after she lied repeatedly that he threatened her life

A 10-year-old girl asked a jury to believe her claim that she had been raped by a man during a 2011 sleepover even though, the child frankly admitted, she had lied repeatedly in the past about claims that he threatened her life in the assault. The prosecution conceded that the child had come forward and admitted a week before trial that she lied in court and to investigators in the past when she repeatedly accused States of threatening her. See here. Yet, the prosecutor did not drop the charges.

The jury acquitted the accused man.