Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Regarding the Polygraphing of Victims

from the Plain Dealer, by Regina Brett

Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd needs a new calendar.

Last time I checked, it was 2010, not 1970.

The judge ordered three teenaged rape victims to take polygraph tests.

You read correctly.

She ordered the victims of sexual assaults to take lie-detector tests.

She gave that order after the offenders had been found delinquent, the juvenile court equivalent of guilty. The case involved four offenders and three victims.

If the judge doubted the facts of the case, why did she find the boys delinquent? Why didn't she gather more information instead of casting doubt on the victims?

Court administrators said the court wouldn't pay for the lie-detector tests the judge ordered. They must expect the victims to pay.


for the article in its entirety, including reaction from Megan O'Bryan, please click here

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