The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Rape counselor's records may be safe

A mental health counselor may not be forced to surrender records of her sessions with an Air Force Academy rape victim, but the case against the accused rapist could be dismissed, court arguments indicated Friday. A military judge at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio recessed the case against Capt. Joseph Harding for 71 days after again urging federal marshals to obtain records from Jennifer Bier, a Colorado Springs counselor. Bier has refused since June 2005 to hand over her records from sessions with Jennifer Brakey, who was allegedly raped by Harding in 2000, when both were Air Force Academy cadets. The judge, Col. David Brash, ordered federal marshals in June 2005 to seize Bier's records or arrest her if she refused. On Friday, Justice Department attorney John Depue testified that Brash's order was executed, but it did not provide for Bier to be brought to the court or for U.S.

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