Judge dismisses lawsuit of woman beaten, raped on Provo trail

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  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    also the company using this labour did not report him missing. he should not have been able to walk off at all. was this free or cheap labour.is capitalism in this form right. like slave labour.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    The judge is way off base. This guy had a violent criminal history. This judge won't be getting my vote next time he's up for retention. But then I'd have to move to Provo.

  • Ralph West Jordan Taylorsville, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    Govt. Doesn't need to worry about taking responsibility in cases like this as long as we have judges sitting on the bench like Mortenson! Makes me wonder how he can look any female in the eye, but then again.....

  • James1105 BOAZ, AL
    Jan. 31, 2013 7:05 p.m.

    From what we know now, we can all ask the question as to why this particular inmate was allowed to work on 'work release'. What were the first six stints in prison for? Were they for assaults/battery, etc.? If so, then how could he and others be allowed to wander around unattended, amongst society at large?

    Does government claim responsibility for anything they do? Who they injure? Who they shoot? Then, when a claim is filed, where is the objective judge and jury, or do they just judge themselves, and claim that the government employee was "justified" according to the circumstances which circumstances are not made a matter of public record.

    As Pres. Reagan said: "Government is NOT the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem".

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    I hope the victim can modify and reflie this lawsuit.

    I also hope that more women take advantage of the opportunity to carry legal self defense weapons, and get the training to protect themselves. I never want to read a story like the horrific attack on this woman again. Stories of rapists shot by their intended victims do not bother me at all.