The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Two Rapist Released....

There has to be a better way to handle cases involving children too young or too scared to testify against their rapist. There just has to be. In this day and age- we have too many ways to connect crimes to those who committed them- we shouldn't be solely relying on testimony from children who have already suffered enough at the hands of these vile creatures.

Two men accused of raping children walked free without a trial.

Prosecutors said the victims are young and too emotionally traumatized to testify against the men. The charges will dropped against Ronald Pruiett, 31, and 47-year-old Larry Joe Smith on Friday.

Both suspects in the case have previously been convicted of sex crimes. The men were neighbors of the children’s grandmother.

The mother of the children said one of them contracted a sexually transmitted disease from the men.