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14yo jailed for not testifying against 20yo

Posted by d on Tuesday, May 16 2006 at 11:44:03AM

Are they lovers, or is she afraid he will come after her? This news article doesn't give us enough information to go on, but it sounds fishy.

Teen jailed for her own safety, prosecutors say
Tuesday, May 16, 2006; Posted: 7:17 a.m. EDT (11:17 GMT)

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A 14-year-old Ohio girl has been jailed nearly a week after failing to testify against a man accused of molesting her.

Court records show the girl has requested a lawyer. But jail officials say she isn't permitted contact with anyone unless prosecutors approve.

Prosecutors say the teen is a material witness and they want her jailed for her safety. A judge has ordered that she be held indefinitely.

The girl failed to show earlier this month at the trial of a 20-year-old man, who's accused of having unlawful sexual conduct with her. He is free on bond.

The man's attorneys say the girl denied that sexual contact occurred, and would not write a statement for police. Defense lawyers say the state has "effectively kidnapped" the girl. They're asking that the case be dropped.

This sounds fishy because if it really was for her own safety, as a youth she typically wouldn't be jailed she'd be put in hiding. I hope when this is over she makes a big stink about it.

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