DAs 8 Year Old Slut Theory

Yes, you read the title correctly. Here is the story with excerpts below,

Residents were alarmed last summer by a rash of thefts, trespasses and burglaries in Stonegate, a neighborhood in Douglas County.

Fear turned to panic in July after an intruder reportedly climbed into a second- story window and groped an 8-year-old girl in her bed.

A sicko was on the loose and pressure was on to catch him.

A week later, Sheriff David Weaver announced that his office had made an arrest.

What Weaver didn’t say is that the suspect, Tyler Sanchez, a thin 19-year-old redhead, looks nothing like the 40ish, stockier, brown-haired intruder described by the victim.

What the sheriff left out is that Sanchez has serious cognitive delays.

Okay, lets just go over this. The 19 year old, who is thin and has read hair and has cognitive delays is a dead ringer for the stocky, 40 year old brown haired intruder. Got that? Now lets continue,

What the news release failed to mention was that investigators’ only evidence against him is a short statement that seems to repeat what Sanchez was told about the crime during 17 hours of interrogation by detectives who didn’t seem to catch that he’s mentally disabled and hearing impaired.

No, that doesn’t look suspicious at all. Holding a person against their will for 17 hours. And giving him some of the details of the crime so he can repeat them back, brilliant bit of trickery…err police work. And mind you the time Sanchez spent in custody was actually 38 hours.

And what prosecutors continue to ignore is the key physical evidence in the case.

Records show underwear the victim says her molester yanked to her knees bears the DNA of two other people: her father and an unknown male. Neither of the genetic profiles match Sanchez. The young man who continues to be charged is excluded from the only piece of physical evidence that would tie him to the assault.

So, lets ignore the victims description, the dubious questioning process, and the DNA evidence because of the following brilliant theory put forward by Douglas County’s DA,

With the low-cut jeans that girls wear, she could have picked up anyone’s DNA off any surface her panties touched while they may have been riding up above her pants. I hate those low-cut pants,” Chambers said Friday, swear to God.

“Depending on how long she had been wearing those panties and where, they could have rubbed up against the back of her chair at school, a restaurant, the couch at home that someone else had been sitting on, a bus seat, someone’s toilet seat if she did not pull them down far enough — there are many ways to get unknown DNA on clothing. Another kid could have snapped the elastic on her underwear — kids do that sort of thing.”

In other words, this 8 year old girl who was molested really kind of asked for it cause she is a dirty little slut wearing those low cut jeans and showing off her thong (I made up the bit about the thong, but based on the DA’s comments you might not know that).

On a side note I wonder if DA Chambers will keep this statement in mind when her prosecutorial team finds DNA that matches the suspect?

There you have folks, the 8 year old slut theory.

And here is an added bonus of police stupidity,

Said Sheriff Weaver in July: “I hope that the residents of Stonegate feel a lot safer knowing that an arrest has been made and that someone will be held accountable for what occurred.”

Good to know. Next time there is a crime, just go out and arrest someone…anyone, it doesn’t matter who. That way people will feel safer. What a dope.

Link via Radley Balko.

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  1. William d'Inger says:

    Unfortunately, this sort of think probably happens hundreds of times a day across the land. Fortunately, the rest of the justice system serves as a reasonable, albeit imperfect, check and balance against such abuse.

  2. MM says:

    DA Chambers is pretty much the prototypical crooked local politician. She has used her position as DA to threaten political opponents and she has attempted to tie up the courtrooms of what she sees as unfriendly judges.

    I think Sheriff Weaver unintentionally made the point loud and clear. The people in that neighborhood will feel safer (whether they are or not), the police and DA get a boost in their solve/conviction rates going into the November election (whether accurate or not), and the thought of knowing whether this kid is the perpetrator or not will get pushed aside for the sake of “Doing Something”.

  3. Richard Bottoms says:

    Hmm, this is the same government that conservatives are so anxious to have no limits whatever when it comes to torture and indefinite incarceration?

    What could go wrong.

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    He was a 22-year-old taxi driver and farmer from the small village of Yakubi, who weighed 122 pounds and was 5 ft 9 in tall. He was survived by his wife and his daughter, Bibi Rashida. Dilawar was chained to the ceiling of his cell, suspended there for four days. His arms dislocated from their sockets. They flapped like a bird’s broken wings, when he was taken down for interrogation. While he was chained to the ceiling, Dilawar of Yakubi’s legs were beaten to a pulp.

    Leaked internal United States Army documentation, a death certificate dated 13. December 2002, ruled that his death was due to a direct result of assaults and attacks he sustained at the hands of interrogators of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion of the US army during his stay at Bagram.