Rape Case Draws Outrage, Judge Rejects Plea

Saeed Shabaz of The Final Call reports on the disturbing sexual assault case in New York City that has raised concerns about abuse of young girls in the Manhattan Family Court system by an employee assigned to protect them: “A rape case continues to draw outrage and anger from women’s organizations as more is learned about the alleged courthouse assault of a teenage girl and a proposed plea deal that offered the alleged rapist no jail time. The National Organization for Women, the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, Inc., the National Action Network and the president of Bennett College for women were among those astounded by the alleged crime and proposed plea agreement.”