Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Update on Stranger Rapist: She Didn't Say No

In the case I blogged about in my post Stranger rapist: she didn't say no and Defense attorneys like canaries in the mine the defendant was convicted of sexual assault and burglary and could be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison.

While the attorney's defense strategy was not an ethical violation even though it relied on stereotypes, it has the side effect now that the defendant has been convicted of undermining the credibility of other defense attorneys.

As more cases where the "she consented" defense falls flat result in convictions, this defense strategy has the potential to be seen by increasing numbers of potential jurors as a defense of desperation.

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