VA prosecutor goes easy on suspected rapist, punishes victim’s father who dared to be angry about it: Report

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Elicia Brand, the founder of a Loudon County, Virginia-based parents’ group, is out with a stunning column detailing how the county prosecutor has been far tougher on the father of a female high school sexual assault victim than she’s been on the alleged rapist.

Published in the New York Post, the column specifically talks about Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney Buta Biberaj’s war against local parent Scott Smith and defense of the suspect accused of raping Smith’s daughter.

Smith is the father who made headlines when he was arrested on June 22nd for trying to speak out at a local school board hearing about his daughter’s alleged high school bathroom rape by a “gender fluid” boy.

According to Brand, who says she witnessed the arrest herself, Smith should have never been arrested, let alone prosecuted.

“I saw an activist yelling at Scott Smith, threatening to ruin his business and denying his daughter had been raped. Smith reacted as any papa bear would: He got angry and yelled back. Several people encircled and put hands on him,” Brand wrote for the Post.

“He was unaware it was a sheriff’s deputy who came up behind him, pulling on his elbow. When Smith yanked his arm away, he was thrown to the ground and arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The media characterized him as a white supremacist and domestic terrorist,” she added.

Biberaj, meanwhile, sought to throw him in jail, despite the Democrat having run on a platform focused on reforming the criminal justice system to be more lenient toward actual criminals.

“Shockingly, Biberaj, who ran on criminal-justice reform and reducing incarceration with financial backing from billionaire George Soros, personally prosecuted Smith’s case, seeking 20 days’ jail time. On hearing the facts, the judge reduced that to a 10-day suspended sentence,” according to Brand.

As for the suspect accused of raping Smith’s daughter, he was supposed to be placed on house arrest, but that never happened. Instead, he was simply moved to another school pending trial.

Fast-forward to Oct. 6th, when the suspect committed another sexual assault. Smith and his wife were devastated.

“The father took this second assault hard. He felt that if he’d been allowed to speak out, this boy would never have had the opportunity to hurt another child,” Brand wrote.

But ultimately, she continued, it wasn’t his fault. It was the fault of both Biberaj AND the Loudoun County Public Schools school board.

During hearings over the summer, the board’s top officials had repeatedly claimed that high school bathroom rapes weren’t a real thing. But evidence uncovered in October proved otherwise, that they’d known full well that the rapes were real.

“Aghast, we heard the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent lie at that June meeting, stating there had been no restroom sexual assaults. We were astounded when we learned of e-mails revealing the entire board knew the truth yet didn’t keep this predator out of our schools,” Brand wrote.

But it gets worse.

“Imagine the Smiths’ outrage when they heard Biberaj, in a televised interview, lay seeds of doubt about the boy’s guilt and claim he was returned to school because he had no prior history of this sort of behavior — when, in fact, he did, in elementary school,” she continued.

The fact of the matter is, she added, that “there would have been no second victim” if both the school district and Biberaj had done their jobs correctly.

The goal now, her piece continued, is for all parties — the district, Biberaj and the suspect — to be held accountable.

Speaking of which, the suspect is slated to be sentenced on Monday. The Smiths hope “he will get a fit punishment,” according to Brand.

It would help, she added, if Biberaj would have the decency “to recuse herself from these cases” given as she’s “an obvious fact witness with significant bias as part of the process that allowed an accused sex offender back in school.”

“Her involvement will prove our leaders are looking only to protect themselves and their allies — and won’t restore parents’ faith in our education and justice systems after being gaslit by those who are supposed to prioritize student safety over political agendas,” the column concluded.


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