Master Lori was initially held without bail. He went to bail review and again was ordered held without bail. That means he would not be able to get out of jail, even though one is innocent until proven guilty. These happened on 27 November 2012.
One week later on 3 December 2012, he went through an additional bail review at which time his bail was set at $25,000. However, prior to that he had to sit in jail for a week with no hope of getting out on bail.
So maybe you should wait until this case is a week old before you start talking about things you haven't apparently looked into. Did you attend the various bail hearings for both defendants? Do you have personal knowledge of the two cases? There may very well be different circumstances other than the race of the suspect (which appears to be what you are saying, although you seem to be reluctant to actually do so).
The Wilde Lake High School junior accused of raping a 14-year-old freshman inside the school’s third-floor choir room told Howard County Police he had sexual contact with the girl, according to the statement of probable cause filed in Howard County District Court.
DeShawn Rasheed Jones, 17, of the 6000 block of Laurel Wreath Way in Columbia, faces second-degree rape, second-degree assault and false imprisonment charges in connection with the incident, which occurred during fourth period Monday, Feb. 4, according to the charging documents.
It's called a 'fair trial'.
I'm inclined to believe he did this because (from the article)her story is believable. She admitted the kissing was consensual but said he used force after that. He admits sexual contact, so at this point it's a "he said, she said" type case. However, they might have some evidence of force.
But here's the thing: if he is cleared (she confesses to lying, new evidence comes up that casts doubt it was noncon) or he wins at trial , people like you will continue to smear him. He's 17 and a minor. Nonetheless, he was accused of sex crime and so his name has to be smeared all over the place before a trial, minor or no. But do you think we'll be seeing HER name in print if it's found out or admitted by her that she lied? Heck no. The official reasons will be that she is a minor, and we don't want to 'scare victims from reporting'.
The double standard on this makes me sick. People can get lynched due to popular opinion inflamed by half-***** media stories. In any case either both names should be kept private prior to trial or neither name should be.
Edited to add: There's also two other charges including kidnapping (she alleges he detained her in the choir room - 'kidnapping' is a bit broader in legal meaning then in popular terminology). Each charge adds to the amount of bail. I will also add that I'm glad she reported right away. It makes it MUCH MUCH easier to collect evidence.
The girl is going to need counseling after encountering such a violent thug rapist.
The student Deshawn Rasheed Jones has been indicted for 2nd Degree Rape (max 20 years in state prison) 2nd degree Assault (max 10 years in state prison), and Sodomy (max 10 years) by a grand jury yesterday.
He is being held on $500,000 bond.
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