In citing the woman for contempt of court last week, Dinkelacker said, “If victims don’t participate in the system, we don’t have justice.” The woman, who had missed a hearing as well as the two trial dates, told the judge that neighbors threatened her and her children, calling her a snitch.
As TalkLeft notes, wouldn’t it have made more sense for the judge to order police to investigate the threats and provide the woman with protection?
The woman has now agreed to testify, and charges have again been filed against the alleged rapist.
When a judge acts like this, it deters other rape victims from coming forward. What an asshole.