Jennifer Wexton’s War on Women
Uses Rape Case to Score Political Points in TV Ad Yet Soft-on-Crime Prosecutor Went Easy on Four Accused Rapists Candidate Runs a Dishonest Campaign to Hide a Shameful Record
LEESBURG, Va. – The Whitbeck for Senate campaign Tuesday called attention to Jennifer Wexton’s disturbing prosecutorial record. Wexton released a TV ad last week that touted her prosecution of a rape case and compared her political opponents to rapists.
But in at least four cases – including one cited in her first television ad – Wexton went easy on accused rapists by reducing and dropping their charges, leading to light sentences that made a mockery of justice and undoubtedly put more women at risk.
“Jennifer Wexton’s record calls her entire candidacy into question,” Whitbeck spokeswoman Anne Taylor said. “She claims to have been a tough prosecutor, but in fact she was a classic soft-on-crime liberal who put our families at risk. She claims to be a fighter for women, but in fact she dropped or reduced charges that allowed several accused rapists to get off easy for heinous crimes. The fact is that Wexton is not being honest with voters about her record or any other candidate’s record, because she knows the facts disqualify her from public office.”
Wexton has made her experience as a prosecutor the centerpiece of her campaign and has said she will fight just as hard for Senate District 33 as she did for female rape victims. If that’s her intention, Northern Virginia voters should think twice before sending her to Richmond.
Wexton’s Shameful Record
2004: Loudoun Circuit Course Case Number 14750 (mugshot available upon request)
Travis Crosby allegedly broke into a Cascades Commons apartment and raped a woman at 2:30am. He was charged with rape, breaking and entering, destruction of property, assault, and abduction with intent to defile.
Wexton entered a plea deal dropping the abduction with intent to defile charge, leading to a sentence that allows Crosby to be released next year.
This is the case Wexton shamefully exploits in her first TV ad
2001: Loudoun Juvenile Court: JA009201-01-05
According to a police report, Samuel Flores abducted a woman, then allegedly beat and raped her 4 times over the course of day. He was charged with 4 counts of rape and one count of abduction with intent to defile.
Wexton dropped 3 counts of rape and one count of abduction and reduced one count of rape to misdemeanor sexual battery.
Flores was sentenced to time served (less than 2 months)
2001: Loudoun County General District Court, Case ID: GC01002309-00Police records state Walter Hernandez took a woman into the woods and raped her. He was charged with rape and abduction.
Wexton dropped the abduction charge and reduced the rape charge to misdemeanor sexual battery
Hernandez was sentenced to time served (about 4 months)
2001: Loudoun Circuit Court Case 14025
According to a law enforcement records, David Antonio Moya-Guillen punched a woman in the face as she left work, then allegedly abducted and raped her. He was charged with rape and abduction with intent to defile.
Wexton dropped the abduction charge and reduced the rape charge to battery
Moya-Guillen was sentenced to time served (4 months)