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Brickbat: Jailbait Indeed

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The Santa Clara, California, district attorney's office says it is investigating a prosecutor police say used his daughter as bait to find a man now charged with molesting her. Ali Mohammad Lajmiri has been charged with lewd and lascivious acts on a minor under the age of 14 years, lewd and lascivious acts on a minor under the age of 14 years by the use of force, violence, duress, menace or fear and false imprisonment for molesting the 13-year-old girl while she walked her dog. Police say that her father brought her back to the scene of the attack several times, hoping to catching Lajmiri. He finally succeeded, but not before Lajmiri reportedly pulled the girl onto a bench and kissed the top of her head before she was able to get away. According to the police report, the father directed his daughter to walk back and forth along a wooded trail and to let Lajmiri touch her if she encountered him again.

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  1. Was she getting minimum wage – $15/hour – to walk the park? The old man should be prosecuted for sex trafficking.

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  2. Could the picture above be considered kiddie porn?

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    2. Ask Buttplug. I hear he’s an expert. Pedo Jeffy may also wish to opine.

  3. “Police say that her father brought her back to the scene of the attack several times, hoping to catching Lajmiri. He finally succeeded, but not before Lajmiri reportedly pulled the girl onto a bench and kissed the top of her head before she was able to get away. According to the police report, the father directed his daughter to walk back and forth along a wooded trail and to let Lajmiri touch her if she encountered him again.”

    So, reading between the lines, it appears that the subject was accused of messing with this prosecutor’s daughter in the past, when she was 13? So, if there weren’t any witnesses–and the prosecutor suspected that in a he said/she said trial, without any corroborating testimony or evidence, the prosecutor probably surmised that the accused would probably get away with it on the basis of reasonable doubt.

    If the prosecutor set this up so that he was nearby witnessing the whole thing and getting it on camera, then his daughter probably wasn’t in much danger. I also don’t believe it’s unusual for the police to suggest that sexual assault victims follow up with their attackers, in he said/she said cases, in an attempt to get them to admit what they did in a duly recorded conversation.

    If the accused really does go around initiating physical relationships with 13 and 14 year old girls, then being set up for a big fall by the victim’s father isn’t the worst thing that could have happened to him. If the father had simply beaten the shit out of the accused, I might be tempted to go all nullification if I were on the jury and the father were prosecuted for assault and battery. I suspect plenty of jurors have the attitude that if people don’t want to get the shit beat out of them by the fathers of the girls they assault, then they should simply avoid assaulting people’s daughters.

    In other words, the prosecutor may have taken the high road by trying to document evidence against the accused.

    I appreciate that this evidence may not be admissible in court against the man who is suspected of assaulting the prosecutor’s daughter, but the real tragedy in cases like this is if when accused really is a creep, gets away with it, is emboldened, and ends up hurting some other little girl.

    The real irony here, in my view, is the necessity of jurors who are willing to use jury nullification for various reasons. If the justice system simply can’t successfully prosecute creeps when it’s he said/she said, because of things libertarians believe in like the presumption of innocence, the right to remain silent, etc., then the last defense for crime victims may be a juror who isn’t willing to apply the law in a case where the law made it a crime for a father to stand up for the rights of his little girl.

    This should inspire an episode of Law and Order. What happens when a prosecutor needs to depend on jury nullification for justice?

    1. And if the perp decided to kill the bait daughter this time, or got panicked by something and hurt her?

      Don’t expect that dumb plans like this will always, or even often, work out.

    2. Placing your daughter in harms way may meet child abuse standards in CA. But I don’t expect the rules to be the same for the government’s men.

      1. I do not know the exact circumstances, but I think we should be careful to avoid blaming the victim, here–IF IF IF this man’s daughter really was a victim and he was trying to get her justice in a case where the only available evidence was testimony and it was insufficient to prosecute.

        And we should be clear about burning the candle at both ends. If you believe that these situations are as they should be because our commitment to justice and the Constitution makes prosecuting such crimes so difficult, we should also be cognizant there are predictable to reactions to that in situations like this. If we don’t want to see people convicted when the evidence isn’t available, we shouldn’t be surprised to see people go after the evidence they need.

        Would we be talking about this case at all if the father weren’t a prosecutor?

        1. If the father weren’t a government official he would already be in jail for child endangering.

          1. If he shouldn’t be given special treatment because he’s a prosecutor, he shouldn’t be penalized for being a prosecutor either.

        2. “”Would we be talking about this case at all if the father weren’t a prosecutor?””

          We might. But the story would be more like what Vernon is saying.

  4. Of course, if this happened about 50 years in the future, that girl would have been obligated to marry her molester.

    Thanks open borders!

    1. So tolerant. Sweden Yes!

    2. But….butt….diversity is our greatest strength!

  5. While they are doing this the bad brickbat is also moving blocks around randomly as well as trying to kill the player’s good brickbat by dropping blocks on them, who can do the same to him which makes him disappear for a short while.

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