Death Penalty for Child Rape?

In 1998, Patrick O. Kennedy called 911 to report that his 8-year-old stepdaughter had just been raped. Kennedy blamed two boys from his suburban New Orleans neighborhood for the attack and told police that the boys had fled on bicycles. But police soon suspected Kennedy of the crime. At trial, the girl, who had required surgery after the attack, testified that Kennedy had raped her and that he had coached her to lie to police. Testimony at trial also revealed that Kennedy had called a...Full Story
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