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CJCJ in the news: 'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens

'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens - San Francisco Chronicle

Adachi noted that under current law, a juvenile can still end up in adult court on charges of sexually assaulting an incapacitated victim - but only after prosecutors prove to a judge at a hearing that the youth isn't fit to be rehabilitated through juvenile court.

Dan Macallair, who heads the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco, said that while he sympathized with Audrie's family, "I think this is another bad piece of legislation driven by a single, tragic event."

Keywords: Daniel Macallair, sex offenders, state policy

Posted in Newsroom, Sentencing, Juvenile Justice

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