Massachusetts is considering a Jessica's Law that would require a mandatory 20-year sentence for the rape of a child under 12. State Rep. James Fagan, who is also a defense attorney, has outraged victims' rights advocates by saying, during a recent floor debate, that he would "rip apart" 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and "make sure the rest of their life is ruined." Reports the Boston Herald:
In a fiery soliloquy on the House floor, Fagan said he'd grill victims so that, “when they're 8 years old they throw up; when they're 12 years old, they won't sleep; when they're 19 years old, they'll have nightmares and they'll never have a relationship with anybody.”
I take back almost every bad thing I've said about any Indiana state legislator.