Tuesday, March 30, 2010

16 Year Old California Girl Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole, for Killing her Pimp.

Sara Kruzan was sentenced to life in prison in 1994 without parole.  She was just 13 years old when she was raped by her then future pimp, GiGi, before raping and pimping her, he groomed her.  He took her ice skating and to the mall, she describes him as a father figure - he befriended her when her mother was using drugs.  He "broke her in"  when she was 13 i.e. raped her and then pimped her on the street as a prostitute working 12 hours at a time. This continued until one day, when she could not bear it any longer, at the age of 16 years old, she killed her pimp.

The judge tried her as an adult in California, stating that she had no "moral scruples" - she was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole - she will die in prison for killing her abuser - the man who sexually  abused her as a child, raped her as a child and sold her as a prostitute as a child.  

Whilst killing people cannot be condoned you can understand why a young woman exploited and tortured in this way could turn on her perpetrator.  There are questions also to be asked in general about being sexually exploited and abused as a child in exchange for money - why would men want to buy sex from a child who was being pimped, raped and tortured by her abuser?  Without punters there can't be prostitutes and pimps!

 In America she was still legally a minor - a child, she was not allowed to drink, or vote or get married yet she was tried as an adult and sentenced to serve her whole life in prison, this is immoral.

Sara Kruzan hasgiven an interview watch it here

If you want to write to Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Barak Obama please read the information on the case here

Sara Kruzan has been in prison for 16 years.

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