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Ohio Teen Jailed for Fleeing Trial of Accused Molester

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A 14-year-old girl who ran away to avoid testifying against a man accused of molesting her has been jailed for a week and denied access to an attorney, officials and court records said. ...

Sanchez-Pesantes, of Akron, is accused of having unlawful sexual conduct with the teen in January. He is free on bond and had a pretrial hearing scheduled Tuesday.


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Edited to add: Please pass this along and urge all your friends to contact these people on this young girl's behalf! Let's stand up and support our sister in Ohio.

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deliriousgal
May. 20th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Excuse deleted comment, but my html sucked in it. Let me rephrase:

They. Did. WHAT!!!!!!!?
ahavah
May. 20th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Please write them, and spread the word. From the article, I can't tell if it was possibly consentual and they're picking on her for not cooperating, or if she was really just a scared little girl. Either way, IT'S UNACCEPTABLE!
deliriousgal
May. 20th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Will they listen to somebody from the UK?
ahavah
May. 20th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
Do you have to tell them where you are? LOL

I would hope that if they began getting calls and emails from all sorts of concerned human beings, that they would realize things like this will not be tolerated.

One would hope, anyway.

(PS: I like your deleted icon. It made me chuckle.)
ascadulineadept
May. 20th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
Is this the one they jailed "for her own good"? The guy's lawyers are jumping all over it, too. That article seemed just slightly off ...
ascadulineadept
May. 20th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
(I cannot show adequate rage through text within the fifteen minutes after I wake up. Trust me, it's lurking.)
ahavah
May. 20th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
I understand.

Sadly, men use "for her own good" to do what they want to little girls all the time. :( I'm glad the guy's lawyers jumped on it, too - but they're right! No due process! As I told deliriousgal, the way it read, it almost makes me think that it was consentual and she just wasn't cooperating. Still, that doesn't make it right at all. And it could have just been that she's a scared little girl. So, yeah, her sexuality has been breached - for her own good, let's strip her of her human rights, too!

*Barf*
ascadulineadept
May. 20th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
We sort of need a press conference and an explanation at this point. I don't want to draw too many conclusions, the articles I've read about it have way too many gaps in them. ...who knows. I'm intensely leery of "for his/her own good," though, always.
sneezythesquid
May. 20th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Grrrr...and they wonder why we hate prosecutors.
ahavah
May. 20th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
Your icon is so cool. I hope you'll be contacting them to let them know how you feel. :)
sneezythesquid
May. 20th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Indeed. And thanks for the icon love! :)
fierceawakening
May. 20th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
who the WHAT the holy shit now?!?!??!
ahavah
May. 21st, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
My feelings exactly. Tell that to the Ohio Powers That Be. :)
(Anonymous)
May. 21st, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
Girl Jailed
This is outrageous and so STUPID.

Deb @
http://drdeborahserani.blogspot.com/
ahavah
May. 22nd, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Re: Girl Jailed
Dr. Deb, it never fails. Every time I start thinking of you, you pop up here at my journal. :)
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