Idaho refugee sexual assault case: boys get probation, by Ann Corcoran 6/7/17
And, adding insult to injury, the judge in the case placed an unlawful gag order on everyone in the court room, telling them they could not discuss what happened during the five hours when the boys were portrayed as victims and the little girl was forgotten. Obviously the judge’s order was ignored, read on…..
Here is some of what happened, but I do want you to read the whole article by Leo Hohmann:
A judge sentenced three Muslim refugee boys in the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in Idaho, but nobody knows the length or terms of the sentence because the judge has barred everyone in the courtroom, including the victim’s own parents, from speaking about the case.
Judge Boressen was not the first member of the Idaho legal system to attempt to hide this case from the media because it doesn’t fit the Left’s narrative about refugees. Earlier on, Wendy Olson, then US Attorney for Idaho, created a firestorm of controversy by attempting to silence those who wanted to see justice in the Fawnbrooks Apt. alleged assault. See our report:
Elections have consequences and Olson is now gone from her federal government post.
The three boys, two from Iraq ages 7 and 10, and one from Sudan aged 14, pleaded guilty in juvenile court in April to multiple counts of sex crimes in an incident that occurred last June in Twin Falls.
The assault occurred at Fawnbrook Apartments, when 5-year-old Jayla, who is developmentally disabled, was lured into a laundry room, stripped of her clothing and sexually assaulted while the oldest boy filmed the entire incident.
Now, following a sentencing hearing Monday at the Snake River Juvenile Detention Center in Twin Falls, Judge Thomas Borreson of Idaho’s 5th Judicial District issued a gag order preventing everyone in the courtroom from saying anything about the sentence received by the boys.
Borreson did allow the family to say they were unhappy with the sentencing, but threatened to jail them for contempt of court if they say why they are unhappy.
Mathew Staver, chairman and co-founder of the nonprofit legal assistance agency Liberty Counsel, told WND that Judge Borreson was completely out of line in issuing a gag order after the fact in a criminal case. Blaming the female victim in a sexual assault case! In 21st century America!
Hohmann continues….In an op-ed for WND, anti-Shariah activist Pamela Geller called the judge’s decision “a Travesty of Justice as Idaho Muslim Migrant Rapists Go Unpunished.”
“The travesty of justice in Idaho is now complete…instead of getting justice, the victim’s family has been abused by law enforcement and governing authorities as if they were the criminals, because what happened to their little girl contradicts the politically correct narrative about Muslim migrants,” Geller wrote.
“On Monday, the perpetrators were sentenced, and the final injustice was done to this poor girl.”Geller said there were 12 to 15 people in the courtroom for the sentencing hearing and one of them leaked the outcome to her anonymously.
“And the more I heard, the more I understood why this judge wanted to keep all the proceedings secret,” she said. “Janice Kroeger, the senior deputy prosecuting attorney, who was supposed to be trying these boys for their crimes, defended the boys and repeatedly attacked Lacy, the victim’s mother.
A therapist for the boys was present, as well as a parole officer and a detective. Everything that was said was designed to portray the perpetrators as victims. Throughout the proceedings, they were repeatedly called victims.” She said Idaho officials were willing to sacrifice the wellbeing of a small girl in an effort to suppress negative information about the state’s growing refugee community. Continue reading here.
Mark this date on your calendars and see if those boys end up (ten years from now) back in the criminal justice system. All of our previous coverage of the Twin Falls, Idaho sexual assault case is here. Adding one more post to our refugee crime (and terrorism!) category. See 2,103 previous posts here on the subject.