Transcript for Did Seattle Attorney's Wife Taint Evidence in Rape Case?
And for more, now, let's bring in our legal team. Nancy grace, host of "nancy grace." Along with our own legal analyst, dan abrams. Dan, let me begin with you. The wife, a prosecutor, knows they're looking for the car for weeks. Why wasn't she arrested? She has no obligation to speak to the police. But she can't lie to the police. And she can't obstruct justice. If authorities believe she moved the car, and this is the key point, with the intent to conceal evidence, with the intent to obstruct justice, they might charge her. As of now, they haven't done that. And there still has been ongoing negotiations between her lawyer and the authorities about finding the car and other issues. The twist here, nancy, is that the authorities are the office she works in, the city prosecutor's office. That's exactly correct. And what's going to matter here is the timeline. The arrest and charges go down on september 24. The car sits near the massage parlor. How the police don't know it's there, I don't know. But three days later, after the charges go down, she moves the car. She doesn't bring it home. If my car had run out of gas or the battery went dead, I get it towed home. Or I bring it home. No. She moves it closer to her home but doesn't bring it home. She takes a key card to his office out, uses it to go in the office and puts the card back. But here's the thing. I believe his laptop was in that car. If she wanted to obstruct the police, if she wanted to hide evidence, she's a pretty bad cleaner because she left the laptop. On that laptop, I believe, is going to be evidence regarding these rape victims, like how he found them. How he found out about their families. In one instance, as he was trying to rape a lady, he was saying, I know about your husband. You should leave him. He knew all about these women. The fact that the laptop was turned in, could that be the reason she was reassigned but not fired from her job at the city prosecutor's? I don't think there's going to be any real criminal charges against her. She did not aid and abet him in the rape. After the fact, it's not going to matter in a court of law. Maybe, maybe an obstruction charge for hiding this from the police. But another thing I think we haven't factored in, there's probably a lot of other women out there. I had cases myself, where in the culture, it's a great shame to have been raped. The victim thinks it's her fault. There's probably other women out there. And that laptop may have evidence as to their identities. This brings to the attorney under arrest. He's been charged with several different sexual assaults. Yet, still allowed out on bail in his home. In a case like this, most of the time, someone will be released on bail. People will say they shouldn't be released on bail. But in most case, they are. The question becomes how much should the bail be? One question in this case, why was the bail reduced from $3 million to $1 million? He's going to be on an electronic monitoring bracelet to make sure he doesn't go anywhere. But people think, these are very serious crimes here. But the purpose of bail, remember, is to ensure he showed up. To ensure he doesn't g anywhere. It's not intended to punish. And at this point, he hasn't been convicted. His passport has expired. So, he can't leave the country. No, it can't. But another issue of bail is to protect the community. With this number of alleged rape victims, I think he's a danger to the community. As to her, no charges. Okay. Nancy grace, dan abrams, thanks very much.
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