Help Donnie Rippy get the lawyer he deserves
$220 raised
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2 Years running
Donnie, A 19 year old young man has been arrested for a sex crime that his abusive adoptive parents are accusing him of committing. Donnie's public defender has no emotion towards the case. The prosecution has very weak evidence but insists on a trial.

Hello my name is Tonja Price and I am a counselor and have specialized in trauma, with many of my patients being sexually abused and being diagnosed with PTSD. I would never deny that this horrible crime occurs to our young children, mostly females. My eyes have been open to the side of false allegations and how the law handles these cases. What is perhaps most alarming is that studies have concluded that 1/4 of all allegations of sexual assault may be based on false information. This is alarming when you consider that prosecutors regularly push such cases to trial on extraordinarily weak evidence. In no other area of criminal law are allegations of a crime treated with such reverence without any significant inquiry into their validity. This is what is happening to Donnie Rippy. The consequences of a conviction are severe. If imprisoned Donnie could face a life sentence or even up to 30 years in prison. Given the weak evidence many criminal sexual conduct cases often offer a plea to lesser offenses. Which seems to be what his Public offender wants him to do. How ever this becomes a trap regardless of the plea that is offered. Donnie would have to report as a criminal sexual offender and the end result is he could still face a trial on very serious criminal sexual conduct charges, with penalties that may exceed 13 years and branded a criminal sexual offender. This would be a fatal blow to any career aspirations he has and is certainly inflicts on his civil liberties. Due to the DA pushing his guilt and his public defender not able to give him the proper defense we will be hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent Donnie. This is very expensive but we have no options. If left in the hands of Gaston County Donnie will not be given a fair trial with a proper defense. We will be starting a Fundrazr page and will take any help we can get to prove his innocence.

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