Louisiana  |  Criminal Law

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Asked on: 9/15/06, 5:16 am

Can the state prosecute if the victim doesn't want to pursue?

A young girl gives a video-statement to police concerning the sexual abuse she suffered from a male adult.

Her guardian later decides not to take the matter further. It has been stated that the conduct of the man would clearly support a conviction for molestation of a juvenile under Louisiana law.

Why would the state choose not to pursue this?


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