Friday, June 24, 2005

Rape trial halted because therapist won't turn over notes

Covington links to an AP story today reporting that the rape trial of 1st Lt. Joseph Harding has been stopped because the accuser's therapist is refusing to turn over notes from therapy:
"A military judge on Friday halted the rape trial of an officer accused of assaulting his Air Force Academy classmate after the accuser's civilian rape counselor refused to hand over records of their conversations.


Bier [the civilian counselor] has been threatened with arrest for refusing to hand over the records. Her attorneys said she will not give up the records, which she considers confidential, and that they will file an emergency appeal if she is arrested.
Need I mention that this is wrong, wrong, wrong?

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