Thursday, September 18, 2014

Schuette Threatens "Creeps" Who Attack Women: "We're Coming After You"

Attorney General Bill Schuette pulled no punches while talking about violent sexual offenses against women recently, writing on Facebook:

"For these creeps who prey on women, that won’t be tolerated. 

The message is that these assault cases won’t be forgotten on a shelf some place and we’re coming after you."

Schuette linked to an article referencing a horrendous case in which a man kidnapped and raped a young girl in Kalamazoo. 8 years after the assault, because of the Attorney General's Cold Case Sexual Assault Project, the man was arrested and now stands trial. He may be linked to many other attacks.

According to WOOD TV:

"The charges stem from an incident on April 8, 2008 in which a woman ran across US-131 and flagged down an officer with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, saying she had been repeatedly raped at knifepoint. Her assailant was unknown.
The Attorney General Cold Case Sexual Assault Project team made the case a priority, devoting hundreds of hours to the investigation. In 2012, the team’s investigation linked the victim to Kelly, a release from the attorney general’s office said.
Schuette and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting wouldn’t talk about any specifics of the case, including whether Kelly’s mobility as a truck driver may take the case beyond Kalamazoo.
“More to come on that,” was all Schuette said.
But court records suggest Kelly may be responsible for at least nine similar cases in other states. In her request for an arrest warrant, an assistant attorney general told a judge that a DNA match that lead investigators to Kelly. She told the judge Kelly’s DNA has been linked to other rape cases in Virginia, Tennessee and Missouri between 1985 and 2010. The status of those cases is unclear."

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