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Interview with Virginia and Shaun

JM: Tell us about the pre-sentencing process:
Virginia: It takes a long time to go to court and the stay was terrible. Court was backed up for weeks. But I was able to get bonded out and stayed only a few weeks. That was the first stay, I have been there several times. Its a very dirty place.
Shaun: Pre sentencing was frustrating for me as i was unable to post bond. Was placed in a section designated for violent or repeat offenders. Staff reviewed my case and moved me to a less violent open dorm. Ive never seen so many fights in a 7 month period as there.

JM: Did you have police stop by your house for questioning? If not please give us details on how you came to be arrested.
Virginia: No questioning at my home I was left with a note on my door pertaining to something else they pretty much lured me to the detention center for questioning. Then once there they tried questioning me which I wasnt down for so I left the center without giving them their statement.
Shaun: Cops never stoped by to speak with me, i was apparently under investigation for 1 year. However, on May 15 2012 the cops came to my house with arrest warrents in hand. Officer Hendrix of Belton PD was nice enough to allow me to take my then 5year old to day care.

JM: What was court like? Please give as many details as you recall.
Virginia: I was very scared because I hadnt told any of my family and I was only 17.. I only met with my public defender once before the trail and he never asked many questions about the case. I feel I wasnt handled properly and they took advantage of my immaturity
Shaun: Court was a dream like experience in that things seemed to be moving in slow motion. I,d been following the sentencing patterns of the judges and was hoping to get a more lenient judge. The court room was well guarded and seemed to be running smoothly. Inmates were not to touch family.

JM: What were your original charges? What did you end up being convicted of?
Virginia: lewd act on a minor or attempted lewd act
Shaun: indecent exposure/ indecent exposure (misdemeanor)

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