Judge lets man accused of child molestation go because court could find translator

This is so outrageous, that it not only has been mentioned by Michelle Malkin, but even by russian-language Independent Newspaper (Nezavisimaya Gazeta).

“Charges against a man accused of raping and repeatedly molesting a 7-year-old girl have been dropped because the court took too long to find an interpreter fluent in his native West African language.

Prosecutors pointed out that Kanneh attended high school and community college in Montgomery and spoke to detectives in English.

A court-appointed psychiatrist recommended that an interpreter be appointed and judges who handled subsequent hearings heeded that advice.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Katherine D. Savage dismissed the nearly three-year-old case against Mahamu Kanneh last week, saying the delays had violated the Liberian immigrant’s right to a speedy trial.”

SOURCE — Patterico’s Pontifications

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