A 17-year-old teenage boy in Atlanta violently raped a woman who was jogging around her neighborhood in broad daylight in May this year. He was then arrested by the police department, but the boy already has dozens of criminal offenses registered on his name. But the infuriating part for the victim and the people around his the judge has granted him a bond for his release.
D’Shawn Garrison was recently released from jail after he was arrested in the offenses related to the robbery. And again was arrested for raping the woman (a mother of two) in May. He is currently under the custody at Fulton County Jail, but Judge Rachel Krause granted a bond of $50 000. He is awaiting his trial for the rape attempt on the mother.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard expressed his distress about the judge granting him a bond, but also instead of calling out the judge for the conflicting decision; he slammed the county’s criminal justice system. His office has objected to the reinstatement and even sworn to the public that he would work to modify the judicial system. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields was also frustrated with the judge’s decision and supported the attorney’s statement.
After the judge granted him a bond, it was reported that the perpetrator, who is serving jail time, wrote a letter to his attorney and claimed that he was ready to get out of jail. Also, he mentioned that he would continue to go to school and eventually get a job.
Following the judge’s decision, one very person was traumatized, the victim. She told that the decision is making her victim again, and it would be a great injustice to her. She also mentioned that everybody has to do their part as she did hers to confront her fear and speak about the horrendous act.