Plea Agreemens For Sexual Assault Cases Becoming More Common

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Charles City, Iowa – Floyd County Attorney Rachel Ginbey is providing a new take on prosecuting sexual assault cases.

Ginbey says some sexual assault cases should be pleaded out and not go to trial.  One reason is re-victimization.

 

Ginbey says her view is based upon her experience since she started prosecuting sexual assault cases seven years ago.  She says part of the issue is a conviction is never guaranteed.

 

However, the downside:

 

Ginbey said not every case will be accustomed to a plea deal.  Some will go to trial but the decision depends on the victim’s age, state of the victim and evidence against the the perpetrator .  It will be weighed on a case-by-case basis.