Today was my last day of Jury Duty. The case that I was assigned to was one of the single most important things that I believe has happened in my life. The case that I had to deal with was involving sexual acts performed on a child under the age of 13. A father, who is supposed to love his children, comfort his children, and protect his children, can also be one the most dangerous figures in their childrens lives. Since yesterday, the case that I was dealing with was of a case dealing with such matters. A father was indited of 6 sexual acts that he performed on his daughter. He was accused of making his daughter lick and suck on his penis. Eat his semen. He then licked her vagina. Also, he put his penis into the anus of his daughter. At this time, the first time something like this occurred, she was about 9 years old. NINE FUCKING YEARS OLD. He was 21. Him and his lawyer could not fully back of their defense. His plea was of innocence, but had no information to back it up. However, the prosecuting side, had a video tape and a forensic interview of the 9 year old daughter. Which all occurred in and around 2008-2010. And it then continued up until the parents decided to have a divorce. The mother still did not know of these events that were occurring. Because HER FATHER TOLD HER THAT IF HIS 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WOULD SAY SOMETHING, TO ANYBODY, THAT HE WOULD KILL HER. kill her. at 9 years old. from her father. So she lived with this for almost 3-4 years before she finally told her mother because her mother was confronting her because she was acting out. Hitting her mother, not listening and so on and so on. And today, we had the case and I was sitting on the jury. We were all in deliberation for about 5-6 hours. And you want to know what we concluded? 11 out of 12 jurors, decided he was guilty on all 6 counts of sexual abuse towards his daughter. But since one juror decided she did not believe the young girl all because she said there was not enough evidence? he was let go tonight. He will have a mistrial and have to go to court again. BUT A RAPIST IS WALKING THE STREET TONIGHT. It just blows my mind. I have never fought for something as much as I did tonight. I have never been so sure of something in life until just yesterday and today.
So girls AND guys. I please ask this of you. If anything has happened like this to either you or someone you know..Please do not sit in the corner and deal with this. It may be a very scary thing, but you cannot let people get away with these unspeakable actions!
So I just ask you to have the courage to please say something and help put these mental unstable people in jail.
From this moment on, if I ever see any wrong doing such as this unmentionable crime occur, I will not be afraid to open my mouth to help put away these people.
Anyone, there are people out there for you. And I am one of them