Caltrain Sex Assault Claim: Should These Videos Have Negated Woman’s Case Against Conductor?

Jane Anderson, a former prosecutor in Florida, said authorities who investigate cases that involve intoxicated victims should “take a broader view of who are potential witnesses…This type of crime takes place in private spaces, so very likely there’s not an eyewitness. “But is there a taxi driver, Uber driver, someone at a bar who was with her an hour before the assault?” asked Anderson, who now advises prosecutors in cases of violence against women for a Washington, D.C., organization called AEquitas. “Or a family member saying she doesn’t come to Sunday family dinners anymore? Anyone that might talk about a change in her behavior — all of that is indicative that something traumatic happened.”