17-Year-Old Rape Victim Is Released After Being Forced to Spend 25 Days in JailS

Good news: the justice system in Sacramento has finally done something good for the teenaged rape victim who was being held in a juvenile detention facility to ensure she would be in court to testify against her alleged attacker. You may remember that she was held after she failed to show up to two previous court dates. Her attacker has a long criminal record and is considered a threat to public safety; thus the District Attorney is eager to have him prosecuted successfully.

The case has been getting considerable attention since she was first jailed on March 27th. She could have been held until the trial starts on April 23rd, but, fortunately, the judge decided at a review of her case earlier this week that she could be tracked using GPS monitoring. One wonders why that couldn't have just been done in the first place, but better late than never in terms of releasing her from custody, since she was no doubt suffering every day she was detained.

Alleged Rape Victim Released From Custody [CBS]