A defense lawyer for one of the people accused of participating in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old Massachusetts girl has asked the court to summon the girl to testify. The lawyer wants her testimony to be considered because it might sway the judge to allow her alleged assailants to be released on bail until their trial. He said she wrote a letter stating that she consented to the sexual encounter and that her friends should be let go.
An Essex Superior Court judge agreed and issued a summons for the girl. The prosecutor, however, said that the girl's location is not currently known because she is apparently on the run from the Department of Children and Families.