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District attorney faces unique challenges in prosecuting teens
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Criminal law; Students; District attorneys; Public prosecutors; Statutory rape; Bullying
Author: Cramer, Maria
Date: Mar 31, 2010
Start Page: B.10
Section: Metro
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"Is the prosecutor using existing criminal laws in ways that have not been used before in order to vindicate what is, yes, a very horrible tragedy, but a tragedy that may not be recognized by the criminal law?" Because of the barrage of charges, Scheibel may face an additional challenge before a jury of appearing a just prosecutor who is meeting her obligations to prosecute crimes, rather than a zealot using any means to avenge the death of a teenage girl, Sullivan and others said.

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