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Minors in Possession Tried As Adults, Released
Minors in Possession Tried As Adults, Released

The lead prosecutor of a local Minors In Possession case announced today that the two defendants, aged 14 and 12, would be tried as adults, and then immediately dismissed all charges against them. "We're not going to go easy on these delinquents just because they're underage," state's attorney Helen Chandler told the judge in this morning's hearing. "We intend to try them as adults, so that they may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." After a moment's reflection, Chandler added, "Come to think of it, though, I certainly don't object to adults having a drink now again, and therefore withdraw the charges." Earlier this month Chandler made headlines by charging a man and a woman, aged 34 and 37, with Statutory Rape after opting to try them both as children.

Posted on September 09, 2002 to News