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Old 07-20-2016, 11:07 AM
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Default Rape Victim Jailed in Harris County

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Rape victim put in jail after breakdown on witness stand

HOUSTON - A rape victim who had a mental breakdown while testifying against her attacker and was then put in jail by a prosecutor who worried she wouldn’t come back to testify, is suing the Harris County prosecutor and the Harris County Sheriff, among others.
Jenny, who is in her 20s, was the star witness in the rape trial of Keith Hendricks after he violently raped and choked her. Hendricks was eventually sentenced to two life sentences for raping women.

Jenny, who suffers from bipolar disorder, couldn’t continue her testimony on Dec. 8, 2015.
Court transcripts show she was incoherent, broke down and ran from court saying she'd never return.

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This was a prosecutor's f*ck-up. The judge was not presented the accurate version of fact in the warrant request. Apparently, the prosecutor's office has doubled down on their stupidity from what my sources tell me.

The victim here has arguably one of the best attorneys in the area for the purposes of litigation. Sean is a VERY capable attorney, having been recruited by Deguerin many years ago out of law school...
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I wish they could have put her in a mental hospital instead (I don't even know the right term for the facility I'm picturing). Keep her from running away while she gets some help. She could continue her testimony once she was doing better.

Don't know if my vision is possible, but there had to be a better answer than putting her in jail.

Freeking Idiots...
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Wow talk about inhumane treatment!! My prays are with this poor soul.
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I wish they could have put her in a mental hospital instead (I don't even know the right term for the facility I'm picturing). Keep her from running away while she gets some help. She could continue her testimony once she was doing better.
As explained to me, she was arrested AT a psych facility and THEN not even jailed on the floor that has a direct pipeline to the Harris County Psychiatric Facility. As I have been told, the alleged assault came while she was basically praying to the wall with her arms upraised.

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That would be Devon Anderson and her merry band of no-thinking nitwits.
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"That would be Devon Anderson and her merry band of no-thinking nitwits."

Hope no one thought I was referring to anyone else but these people as freeking idiots...
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"That would be Devon Anderson and her merry band of no-thinking nitwits."

Hope no one thought I was referring to anyone else but these people as freeking idiots...
Oh I knew what your intent was...this is one of those times where we really need sound for the comments.
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The Texas Judicial System, "if you're not a criminal, we will make you one". I feel so bad for this young lady.
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The dumbest thing I have ever heard is to Jail a rape victim. What were they thinking? crazy people
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The dumbest thing I have ever heard is to Jail a rape victim. What were they thinking? crazy people
The case drew the publicity because she was a victim...and obviously for the other events that followed. However, material witness arrests are not an uncommon event and take place all across the country on a daily basis.

This one is problematic because of many reasons, not the least of which is Devon's staff failing to properly advise the Court as to the basis for the warrant. From there, it is a nightmarish chain of events with the ball being dropped at every possible turn...
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