Washington DC is known to have its priorities backwards, and for being a cesspool of child sexual abuse. This case takes the cakes.
An 11 year old child is raped in her own neighborhood, nothing is done.
She is raped a second time, and the authorities don’t believe her and charge her with filing a false report. After her family agreed to what her parents say was a poorly understood plea, she was convicted and made a ward of the court. She spent the next few years in and out of detention and secure treatment centers between episodes of running away. She never finished high school, had a baby at 15 and is struggling to move forward with her life.
“After 11, she lost the rest of her childhood,” said her mother, who campaigned for years with her husband, Mayo, to get the police to focus on the assaults, contacting officers all the way up the chain to D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and her deputy, Peter Newsham.
She and her parents have spent years urging the police to charge the suspects and seeking an explanation for the way the criminal justice system treated an already disturbed young girl who was sexually assaulted.
To this date, the DC police have not charged anyone with the rapes.
Read more: Washington Post