Here is Gregor's post below, and you can see Kittle's name:
Here is the problem: Kittle is part of the "team" that Arnt and Gregor have been using to run roughshod over the rights of accused individuals in North Georgia for several years. They have managed to finagle convictions through questionable means, and it seems that the Children's Advocacy Center always plays an important role.
You must remember that the CAC has become the one-stop-shopping excursion for Arnt and Gregor. They are able to target people for prosecution and then the "expert witnesses from CAC take over. The "therapists" always seem to get "disclosures" from children, SANE Sharon Anderson and Dr. Sandra Carmichael always testify in favor of the prosecution, and the defendant is toast.
Because the CAC has the name "children's" in its name, the organization is a sacred cow in North Georgia. I mean, WHO COULD BE FOR CHILD ABUSE? Just to be accused is to have the Scarlet Letter placed on one's forehead.
However, we have to remember that all of the parties on this prosecutorial tag-team have their own vested interests. Chris Arnt has run for judge and no doubt he wants to burnish his record, especially seeing Tonya Craft as a big trophy for his collection. Len Gregor already has publicly stated that he loves being a prosecutor because he can be (in his words and all caps) THE MAN, and, guess what, there is something in it for the CAC people as well.
The CAC is part of a larger national network, and people around the country who have dealt with them tell me that they are especially ideological and have agendas that are similar to what the ideologies and agendas that surround rape crisis centers might have. Having dealt with the latter in the Duke Lacrosse Case, I can see how ideologues easily twist facts and turn science and logic on their heads in order to further their own agendas.
To get a sense of how these groups view innocence, read the following paragraph that appeared in Fall, 2008, edition of The William and Mary Journal of Women and Law:
The essential question is whether the system should be more inclined to protect innocent defendants, sometimes at the expense of women who have been date raped, or whether the system should be designed to ensure that more women's complaints result in convictions at the expense of some innocent men. (emphasis mine)Do I need to repeat that theme? What they are saying is that innocence should not be a defense in a trial involving rape.
Likewise, according to the CAC, anyone investigated for child molestation and rape ALWAYS IS GUILTY, and even if they are innocent, well, the good people at the CAC look at it as "collateral damage" that is necessary in the FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE. It is not hard for therapists, using certain techniques, to browbeat "disclosures" from children, just as they did in the Tonya Craft case. Furthermore, as I pointed out with the Duke SANE Tara Levicy, an ideologue in a professional position who believes all men are rapists or who thinks that most parents are sex abusers is in a position to do a huge amount of damage, especially if that person is connected to prosecutors and judges who never scrutinize the testimony.
I will go further. The more of these kinds of cases pushed by the local CAC, the more money they receive. The 1974 Mondale Act creates a huge moral hazard because the centers like CAC have an incentive to push child molestation and abuse cases even if they are false. After all, once you have a tag-team of prosecutors and an organization like CAC, and it becomes strongly entrenched, it is almost impossible for the accused -- even if they are innocent -- to be acquitted in court, and if the families have little or no resources, then they are going down, period.
This is wrong, but because CAC is a sacred cow that claims to adhere to ethical standards, the group pretty much is untouchable. Thus, what we see is an impressive conviction machine at work, and no one has connected the dots or even tried to do anything. Individuals who are crushed are treated as pariahs because, after all, they are SEX OFFENDERS AND CHILD RAPISTS.
Has the local media EVER looked into this? The answer is no. Very questionable (at best) and criminal (at worst) activity is going on right in front of everyone, and no one asks the pertinent and necessary questions. Furthermore, as we see from the Facebook relations of Arnt and Gregor, they have engaged in very questionable ethics, yet they felt bold enough to trumpet these things because, well, they can do it.
So, if you want to understand the "justice" at work in the Tonya Craft case, it is this: the prosecutors and Judge Brian House do these things because they can do them.