Haidl Gang Rape's Jane Doe Gives Key Speech at OC's Victims' Rights March in Santa Ana
|R. Scott Moxley|
|Alisa, one tough woman|
Sharing the stage with Los Angeles-based U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters and state Assemblyman Chris Norby, a poised Doe announced her first name, Alisa, and declared herself "a survivor."
"Today, I am no longer a lost, scared little girl," said Doe. "I'm no longer ashamed of who I am or what happened to me. Instead, I can say that I am proud of the woman I have become."
(I'm proud of you too.)
Doe earned several spontaneous rounds of applause during her remarks and won the praise of Rackauckas, who said that he, like Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno--the trial judge in the Haidl case that garnered international attention, was in awe of Doe's strength and courage.
Don Haidl--a dishonest San Bernardino County used car salesman turned ultra wealthy Orange County assistant sheriff at the time of the sexual assault orchestrated largely by his brat son, Greg--paid millions of dollars for a win-at-all-costs legal defense that worked overtime to intimidate a 16-year-old Doe into dropping the case.
|R. Scott Moxley|
|DA Tony Rackauckas, Alisa, Mike Schroeder and Susan Kang Schroeder walking today to the victims' rally in Santa Ana|
In his own remarks, Rackauckas blasted "dishonest" political efforts to weaken California's Three Strikes law, fight tough anti-sex offender laws and eliminate the death penalty.
"We have learned over and over again that we can never let our guard down and we must continue our fight," the DA said.
Go HERE to read my latest cover story about Doe's incredible emergence from Haidl victim to survivor.
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