Got some studying to do tonight, but just had to report back:
Presented my two cases to the Grand Jury today; both were aggravated sexual assaults on children. (“Aggravated” because of the age of the children at the time of the incidents—5 and 6 years old.) I reviewed with the Grand Jury all the facts of the case I had pulled together from our records and gave them everything we had. I sat there in front of 12 strangers and one DA and detailed all the sad, nasty details of what these babies experienced at the hands of grown men.
It occurred to me that these kids have experienced things sexually that some adults haven’t. Makes me sick. At the end of my presentation , I asked that they return a true bill on both cases.
Maybe five minutes after the DA and I walked out, we got our true bills. All we needed was 9 out of 12 to go forward. I got all 12.
Guess I know two people whose lives just went from bad to worse. Can’t say I’m going to lose much sleep.