CO - In-depth Report by ProPublica/Marshall Project on CO Serial Rape Investigation

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    This is a very long but very good investigative piece on how a string of rapes carried out by serial rapist and stalker Marc O'Leary were investigated and eventually solved.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story

    Lots of interesting (and horrifying) things to ponder are included in this piece, such as:

    • Victim-blaming
    • False accusations
    • False confessions
    • Some excellent detective work by a few LE members
    • Some terrible and downright victimizing detective work by a few other LE members
    • Issues regarding the danger in determining guilt or innocence based on demeanor, emotional expression, confusion, etc. (- for both accusers and the accused)
    • Issues with police department balkanization
    • Issues with information being withheld or not shared across departments and jurisdictions
    • Methods and planning employed by a serial stalker/rapist
    • DNA and touch DNA


    etc. etc.

    I urge everyone to consider reading this all of the way through.
     
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