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.