In a rare legal move, county detectives sent a victim to jail Thursday to ensure she will participate in a trial for a man accused of kidnapping and beating her.
Faith Bronson isn’t under arrest. But she will remain in Lackawanna County Prison until she can post $25,000 bail set by Judge Michael Barrasse or until Ross Bonaddio’s trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 7.
Ms. Bronson, 34, told police in January that Mr. Bonaddio, her boyfriend, held her captive and beat her to remove the aliens he believed were inside of her. Scranton police said he screwed the doors of his home shut, so she could not leave. After three days, she escaped and a neighbor called police.
When officers arrived, Ms. Bronson was back inside the home with Mr. Bonaddio, 45, 1210 Swetland St. After breaking down the door, officers found her covered in bruises.
Can anybody tell me how in the hell anybody could think this was a good idea? Is there a difference (other than “color of law”) between what her boyfriend made her go through and what the Justice System is doing to her now?
Is getting a conviction so important that there is a need to re-victimize the victim?
Hat Tip Barron B.