Prosecutor Replaced in Transgender Rape Case
Due to fears of partiality, a Circuit Court judge has replaced the prosecutor in a case involving a rape perpetrated by a trans student.
From National Review. A Circuit Court judge removed a Loudoun County prosecutor from a case citing “concerns” about “impartiality” after an appeal from father Scott Smith, whose daughter was raped at Stone Bridge High School in Virginia by a teen who went on to grope a student at a different school.
Last year, Smith went to a school board meeting to get answers about his daughter’s assault in the girls’ bathroom at the hands of a male student, and was “arrested and convicted in District Court of two misdemeanors — disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice,” according to WTOP news.
He has since appealed the charges, and Circuit Court Judge James Plowman has dismissed the count of obstruction of justice after determining that a lower court judge filled out the requisite charging paperwork incorrectly
Now, Plowman has appointed a special prosecutor to handle the disorderly conduct charge instead of Democrat Loudoun County attorney Buta Biberaj, who Smith’s attorney has said “cannot possibly be impartial.”
“Biberaj cannot possibly be impartial in prosecuting the Defendant’s appeal, since she is directly responsible for the release of the Defendant’s daughter’s assailant,” Smith’s attorney, Bill Stanley, said in 2021, according to ABC7 News.
“Biberaj asked for an active jail sentence” for Smith when he was sentenced as part of his punishment, apparently believing that Smith “was a ‘domestic terrorist’ who deserved jail time,” Stanley said at the time. …
Hung Cao, Republican candidate for Virginia’s tenth congressional district, responded to Biberaj being replaced, saying, “families in our district are sick of their children’s safety being put at risk in order to push a political agenda.” …
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(Excerpt from National Review. Photo Credit: Canva)
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