…..except when they don’t. One particularly dreadful case of a “progressive” prosecutor, Steven Descano, betraying a crime victim is the one set out below, in which Descano agreed to a sweetheart deal with a fellow who, over several years when the victim was in grade school, sodomized her again and again.
The Washington Post, not exactly a friend of stern law enforcement, has the story. The perversion of justice in this case is so bad that the girl’s family has retained an attorney to fight the plea deal before the sentencing judge. (Full disclosure: I’m a resident of Descano’s district, Fairfax County, Virginia, and contributed to the campaign of his election opponent, former AUSA Jonathan Fahey).