Saturday, March 25, 2023

USA: Woman kills alleged rapist and has to pay family money

After a girl killed her alleged rapist, a 17-year-old girl had to pay $150,000 to the man’s family.

In addition, the young woman was sentenced to a suspended sentence of five years and community service. Many people showed their solidarity online and donated to the young woman.

According to a former teacher and local media, the Iowa girl ran away from home in 2020 at the age of 15. After this a person took her with him and forced her into prostitution. As the young woman said, a 37-year-old man raped her several times before stabbing her to death.

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found guilty of murder

The 17-year-old was initially charged with murder and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. If convicted, he would have faced 20 years in prison.

Police and prosecutors did not deny that the girl was a victim of sexual abuse. The judge responsible said he wanted to give the young woman a “second chance” with the suspended sentence. He had to impose a fine in view of the applicable legal position. A law in Iowa provides that relatives of murder victims must be compensated.

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The 17-year-old’s former teacher called the law “morally unfair” and started a fundraiser for the young woman. “The child who has been raped should not under any circumstances give money to the rapist’s family.” The fundraiser on the Gofundme website had raised approximately $390,000 as of Thursday (local time). Apart from paying the fine, this money should also be used for the education of 17-year-olds.

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