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    CA - Verdict in key child-sex trial at risk

    A costly and emotionally charged child sex case in which prosecutors traveled to Cambodia and paid to fly frightened young victims to the United States is under fire by defense attorneys amid allegations that court interpreters were biased in favor of the prosecution.

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    Pepe, a retired U.S. Marine captain who was working as a teacher in Cambodia, was convicted of having sex with seven girls ages 9 to 12. The girls, speaking through Vietnamese and Khmer interpreters, testified that Pepe drugged, bound, beat and raped them in his compound in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital.

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    "Only after Mr. Pepe was convicted did the defense learn that the Vietnamese language interpreter was not the disinterested interpreter that she appeared," wrote deputy federal public defender Charles C. Brown. "We now know that what the jury heard during the trial was not what the witnesses said but what the interpreters said they said." Brown argued that Spiratos' alleged bias spread to another interpreter she brought in to work on the case

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...0,517471.story

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    Great!

    Have to think about this one for a bit. I sure hope he doesn't get to walk while they hold a new trial.

    Salem

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    and again, the media prints this:

    " ... was convicted of having sex with seven girls ages 9 to 12."

    I know that's the not the issue of this thread but I am so over it - the word is rape

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    There's actually a website bringing Military Corruption to the forefront.

    No surprise Pepe is featured. They ask if anyone has served with him and knows about this to please come forward.


    http://www.militarycorruption.com/pepe.htm

    That is one really frightening man. Those poor kids. Is it not enough you're born into poverty and have to fight your way through this ugly world then add this guy abusing you? He's an abomination.



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