Unbelievable. A woman goes to the police to report a rape – and is arrested herself because of a paperwork glitch dating from when she was a minor.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she was denied emergency contraception because her jailers considered that “against their religion.”
“They were more interested in prosecuting her for something that’s a paperwork snafu from four years ago, that was juvenile. They were more interested in working on that than finding an experienced rapist,” stated the victim’s mother.
Still, the woman was put in handcuffs and taken to jail. She was not allowed bond, and the medical staff at the jail refused to give her the Morning After Pill even though it had been prescribed at the hospital.
“The medical supervisor would not allow her to take the pill because she said it was against her, the supervisor’s, religion. So, here we have a medical supervisor imposing her beliefs on a rape victim,” claimed the victim’s attorney Virlyn Moore. “As a human being, how someone could be so violated by this monster and then the system comes along and rapes her again psychologically and emotionally – it’s outrageous and unconscionable.”
I don’t even know where to begin, this is abominable beyond belief. The medical staff at the jail needs to lose its job. Now. Do your job, without judgment and prejudice, or GTFO. At this point I’d prefer the latter.
Raped by the system indeed. I hope the local sherrif’s campain opposition is taking notes for the next election cycle – what if that were your wife or daughter?
The young woman was arrested on a Saturday, and wasn’t able to leave jail until Monday afternoon. After being raped. Just sit on that one for a while. Unbelievable.
I am not making this shit up. Planned Parenthood has a page where you can write and send an email to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
I am so happy that another woman could spend the night in jail for being a rape victim while her rapist runs free.