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LETTER: Support for victim

Letter to the editor

The report (Man guilty of assault at Holland College, Jan. 2) gave rise to many questions. If the facts are correct, the man is guilty of assault, had his arm around her neck, had her dress nearly pulled off, and the attack ended only when she pulled the fire alarm.

Holland College found him accommodations in another building. Let him continue his courses and be allowed to carry on without sentencing so he can complete his courses, otherwise he might face an impact on his immigration status.

No mention was made of provisions for the victim. Most of us are under the delusion that assaults result in arrests, guilty pleas result in expulsion from college, termination of residency at the college, and that the guilty face the consequences of immigration laws. We thought immigrants had to refrain from assaulting women or face deportation.

I hope further reports will convince me that justice has been served; if not, I ask women’s groups to support the victim and take this matter to court on her behalf.

Lynne Thiele,


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