Monday, February 03, 2014

Prosecutor had probable cause to arrest #WoodyAllen, but spared fragile child trauma of trial



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Former state prosecutor:

Kidnapping charges still possible

“The act of taking the minor victim to the attic for the purpose of committing a sexual assault would be a kidnapping in the first degree for which there is no statute of limitations,” attorney Proloy K. Das, a former state appellate prosecutor now with the Hartford firm Rome McGuigan, told Cool Justice Monday.

  • Das at Rome McGuigan


  • Litchfield County State’s Attorney David Shepack, who succeeded Frank Maco, declined to comment. However, Mark Dupuis, spokesman for Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane, said: “There is nothing pending at this time. If we were to receive a complaint, it would be reviewed and the appropriate action taken.” Dupuis declined to respond to questions regarding the viability of potential kidnapping charges.


  • Complete Article at New Haven Register


  • A Public Defender: Clients have been convicted of kidnapping for preventing the victim from leaving the room …




  • How Yale Child Study Team tanked report for #WoodyAllen

    Cool Justice Editor’s Note: Kidnapping in the first degree is a Class A felony for which there is no statute of limitations; more to come on that element in follow-ups … New Connecticut Magazine post looks forward to the Oscars, notes Woody’s most recent denial of wrongdoing and links to Dylan Farrow's letter to the New York Times.


    From @connecticutmag: #WoodyAllen case story: 'He put his finger in my vagina ... He kissed me all over...'

  • Authoritative ’97 piece on allegations against #WoodyAllen @ConnecticutMag


  • Prosecutor's '93 probable cause statement:

    Click on image for better view; complete statement at Connecticut Magazine



  • Woody's secret agents probed cops, followed kids to mall


  • Daily News: Woody Allen rips daughter Dylan Farrow's claims of sexual abuse


  • Page Six clips from 1995; click on images for better viewing:







  • More Cool Justice
  • 4 comments:

    Giddey Girl said...

    I can't read the white State of Connecticut document at all, sorry

    andy thibault said...

    Plz click on connecticut magazine link entire doc posted there

    Will said...

    If taking your child to a room in their own home is "kidnapping", then grounding them to their room is "false imprisonment".

    andy thibault said...

    some lawyers r slow 2 grasp this point, as affirmed in state supreme court decisions: “The act of taking the minor victim to the attic for the purpose of committing a sexual assault would be a kidnapping in the first degree for which there is no statute of limitations.”