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Hillary Clinton Helped a Rape Victim get a Lighter Sentence in 1975

Posted on September 27, 2016 in  BlogGeneral Blurps

Hilary Rodham, the present Clinton taught in Arkansas University School of law in 1975 in the occurrence of the rape case. It is during this period that Hillary became the defendant for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old man who got accused of raping a 12-year-old girl. Hillary didn't volunteer for the case as many publishers and sites proclaim. The judge assigned the case to Hillary even without the consent. She called Gibson, a persecutor in the law firm to request a change in the case but it was in vain. Hillary didn't want to handle the case. She called the judge to assign her another instance but he never did, she had no opting but to stay in the case. (Nathans, 2016).

A child rape victim says she cannot forgive Hillary Clinton for defending her rapist in court 40 years ago, saying the Democratic presidential candidate attacked her credibility despite knowing that her assailant was guilty and later laughed about it in a taped interview;  proud of her ability to get a reduced sentence for a pedophile.

Kathy Shelton was just 12 years old when a 41-year-old drifter raped her on the side of a desolate Arkansas road in 1975.

Hillary Clinton Helped a Rape Victim get a Lighter Sentence in 1975

Clinton visited the client (Taylor) in the county jails where he denied of the offense. He claimed that the girl had made up the story since she was emotionally unstable. In the past, she has been known to do the same to other people since she had a fantasy for seeking out older men. Clinton filed an affidavit for a psychiatric examination of the victim, which she used as her evidence in the case. In the affidavit, Clinton cited a psychology expert who claimed that girls in their adolescent stage tend to romanticize or exaggerate sexual experiences .in most cases for situations similar t the victim. As a distance about the accused, the situation has a high occurrence possibility. (Nathans, 2016)

The case evidence of blood and semen test proved that Taylor was guilty of the accusation despite passing a polygraph test. Clinton claimed that she lost her faith in polygraphs since that didn?t work. The lecturer and lawyer negotiated a plea for the offender where the judge sentenced Taylor to four-year probation and a one-year county jail sentence. The final judgment of unlawful fondling of a child under the age of fourteen got signed by Cummings. (LaCapria, 2016)

The evidence provided wasn't enough and some of the evidence like the offenders pair of underwear which she had to take by force. Gibson, the prosecutor, wasn't willing to give up the evidence. Hillary had to visit the Judge Maupin Cummings for her to receive the evidence and later when she took the underwear t Brooklyn for tests. The expert concluded that it wasn?t enough to give results. Clinton laughed at different instances starting with the polygraph to the evidence acquisition. (Kreutz, 2014)

In the case there was misinformation, and she used her capacity as a lawyer to defend her client. Clinton's action doesn't mean that she let the criminal go unpunished, but she was doing her job. The rapist didn't go free as many state, but he got a lighter sentence. She truly believes she performed her duty as a lawyer by giving Thomas Alfred Taylor a reduced sentence for raping a 12 year old girl.

References KREUTZ, L. (2014). Hillary Clinton's Handling of 1975 Rape Case Emerges Again. ABC News. Retrieved 20 June 2016, from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/hillary-clinton-dogged-by-1975-rape-case/

LaCapria, K. (2016). Hillary Clinton Freed Child Rapist, Laughed About It. snopes. Retrieved 20 June 2016, from http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-freed-child-rapist-laughed-about-it/

Nathans, I. (2016). Clinton's 1975 Rape Case. Factcheck.org. Retrieved 20 June 2016, from http://www.factcheck.org/2016/06/clintons-1975-rape-case


Tags: Kathy Shelton, Rape Victim, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham, 12 year old girl, Trevor Heck, Thomas Alfred Taylor

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