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Soros-Backed Prosecutors Face Backlash In Virginia

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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In what has become a disturbing and alarming pattern in Fairfax County, Virginia, a defendant charged with sexually assaulting a minor walked free with only misdemeanor charges last week following a mishandling of the case by Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano, one of nearly 100 Democrat prosecutors funded by far-left billionaire George Soros. Now, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General Jason Miyares are ramping up pressure on Descano as well as the Old Dominion’s other radical prosecutors to enforce the law, just the latest example of widespread backlash against Soros-backed prosecutors’ radical criminal justice “reform” agenda.

In the case that concluded last week and drew considerable public outrage, 36-year-old Ronnie Reel, who was originally arrested in July of 2021 on charges of forcible sodomy and aggravated sexual battery against an 11-year-old boy, was released on time served. According to the victim’s mother, Reel “was confessing every little detail that he did, and it was making me sick to my stomach…It was horrible. He literally confessed to me why he did it.”

The case seemed like a slam dunk, and a successful conviction likely would have led to the offender receiving life in prison. But when the case came to trial, the Judge ruled that most of the evidence, including the criminal’s confession, was inadmissible in court due to Descano’s office missing a filing deadline. The case then fell on the shoulders of the 11-year-old victim, who was forced to testify to the assault. Without the corroborating evidence, it was clear that the sex offender would be found not guilty. Descano ultimately offered the sex offender a deal in which he needed only to plead guilty to Misdemeanor Assault and Battery. Notably, the charges Reel pled guilty to do not require him to register as a sex offender, and he is not on supervised probation.

Descano has denied any responsibility for the failure, and incredibly seemed to blame the adolescent victim, saying in a statement that “young victims often have difficulty recalling the details of such significant trauma – which is why prosecuting these crimes is uniquely challenging.”

The plea deal is the latest in a series of decisions from Descano’s office that have outraged residents in the wealthy suburban county outside of Washington, D.C. In June, a Fairfax County judge was forced to throw out another child sexual assault case following a botched prosecution by Descano’s office. In September of last year, a federal judge slammed Descano for offering a lenient plea deal to yet another child sex offender, telling the victim, “Your government has failed you.” That same month, a different judge rejected a plea deal offered by Descano’s office that would have landed a man charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in jail for just three years.

It’s not just sex offenders that Descano has treated leniently. Just a few weeks ago, a homeless man covered in blood broke into a home in a quiet neighborhood and demanded to the homeowner, “Where’s your wife?” Although the man was arrested, he was released from prison after only having to pay $100 toward his bail bond. The family is terrified and has hired private security to keep themselves safe if he returns.

Virginia’s other far-left Soros-backed prosecutor, Buta Biberaj, the controversial commonwealth’s attorney for Loudoun County, has also faced criticism for her soft-on-crime policies and clear political bias. Earlier this month, a judge booted Biberaj from a case involving a parent who was arrested at a school board meeting after Biberaj displayed a clear bias against the parent in her handling of the case. In June, Biberaj was kicked off another case for attempting to conceal the prior criminal records of the defendants in order to “sell” her plea deal to the public. Despite crime rates increasing, Biberaj’s office has seen a 40% decrease in criminal case filings.

As crime rates continue to rise, and with Virginia’s homicide rate increasing nearly 7% last year, making it one of the deadliest years on record, Governor Youngkin and Attorney General Miyares are demanding accountability. Last month, Youngkin said that Descano “better get it together” when it comes to addressing violent crime, further calling on county leaders to prioritize hiring more police officers. Miyares, meanwhile, has been even more blunt, accusing Biberaj of not listening to victims and saying that Descano has a “criminal first, victim last” mindset. Last Thursday, in response to Descano’s failure to secure a conviction in Ronnie Reels’s case, Miyares also called on legislators in Richmond to revive a bill that would allow his office to prosecute child sex crimes instead of local prosecutors like Descano. Despite these efforts to expose their failures and hand responsibility for enforcing the law to someone who will actually do it, it is local prosecutors who still have the final say in most prosecutions.

Ultimately, it will be up to voters to demand change – something that could come sooner rather than later, with recall efforts already underway against both Biberaj and Descano. While George Soros’s billions may have helped install his army of radical prosecutors, money alone may not protect them from the inevitable backlash to their policies at the ballot box.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.    

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Do so nationwide for DAs & AGs

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

Didn’t you know that there are no longer pedophiles? They are now “Minor-attracted Persons” (MAPS) Just the latest corruption and idiocy from the Left. After all, if one IS something because they FEEL that way, why can’t adults prey on children if they FEEL like it?

Steve G
Steve G
1 year ago

Soros & his entire family needs terminated and all his assets seized

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
1 year ago

George Soros is an evil man and has been since his father collaborated with the Nazis. He shields himself by playing the Jew card, but he himself, betrayed the Jews. Satan has used him over and over again. He has destroyed many countries and is trying to do the same here. His sons and grandsons, one is married to Chelsea Clinton are doing the same. He is responsible for the millions that are coming through our southern borders as well. Read Man behind the Mask by Matt Palombo.

Guillermo Guzman
Guillermo Guzman
1 year ago

Get it together, is only a slap in the wrist for Descano’s evil agenda. He needs to be fired and disbarred, by Youngkin, otherwise, complaining is not going to accomplish anything.

William C Smith
William C Smith
1 year ago

George Soros is no friend of any nation or its peoples. He , his family, his supporters should all be rounded up and deported to (where were those islands sinking in the Indian Ocean?)…

Hatfield-Patriot
Hatfield-Patriot
1 year ago

These Demonic pedophiles need to be imprisoned.
Pray they be strictly held accountable for the loss of their victim’s innocence.
True Judgement coming soon either here or after they pass for those who practice this horrific abuse.

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

George Soros & his kind need to be put in Jail for backing the organizations he does & freeze his & his family’s sources of income , our country dosen’t need people like him & his family manipulating the courts & officers of the courts. WAKE UP AMERICA , NOV . CAN BE A START TO CLEAN THE SCUM FROM THE U.S.A. GOD BLESS AMERICA , ONE NATION UNDER GOD , THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

Gail Tubbs
Gail Tubbs
1 year ago

I have known for almost 2 years that Soros is behind a lot of our problems, including Biden. Soros has HATED President Trump for years. I don’t know for sure, but I think President Trump beat Soros in a business deal.

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

Please, someone tell me how we came to this point in our Justice System, or the lack of justice, Justice is not only for the Criminal it is also supposed to work for the victim. It makes me sick to my stomach to think of what we have become to this point in America, Criminals are allowed to run loose to Rape, Murder, Burn and Loot all the while Parents are Demonized for Questioning their School Borads, or saying a Prayer in public, or attending a Conservative Rally.
Do you all know who is at fault? The culprits that sit by and let this all become a millstone, around our neck, it’s you and ME, we were too busy working are a**es off to raise our families, to pay our taxes, we just excepted it when we were told you cannot discipline your children.
We didn’t Listen when the schools were calling our Children, their Children, they literally meant it, you were only the birthing People. we let them alter our histroy and demean our founding fathers.
Yes, you and I are to blame, we let this happen and now we have to clean this up and the only way to fix it is to vote for Republicans and then hold their feet to the fire and you must shun all those that agree with the left’s way of thinking.
Vote Republican like your Constitution and your Liberties depend on it because they do.

Rhonda
Rhonda
1 year ago

Soros and everyone that follows his idiocy should be ejected from the United States of America. Send him back to hungry. We need to start punishing the wrongs or nobody will be safe In our country. I am so sick and disgusted by the corruption that has taken over our government and the government agencies. Not sure why they think they are so great and so above everyone else. Without everyone else they would be nothing and would have to spend their own ill-gotten money.Sometimes it feels good to vent. Vote Republican!

P2burner
P2burner
1 year ago

Meanwhile…many of the accused January 6 people languish in “correctional facilities “, without formal charges, speedy trials, or bail.

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

It seems to me that those Soros backed prosecutors are guilty of malfeasance in office . I believe they are also in violation of their oaths of office as they apparently entered the office without the intention of properly prosecuting the cases . And, should be removed from office and be prosecuted for their malfeasance and obvious intention to not properly prosecute the cases .

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

HOPE ALL OF THE criminals COMMIT CRIMES ONLY ON liberals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
1 year ago

Old as the old geezer is,maby he will fall dead soon. I hope so. Kyle L.

Larkenson
Larkenson
1 year ago

ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!
“Diversity” is a code word for “Fewer White People.”
“Diversity” is a code word for “No White People.”
“Diversity” is a code word for the intentional destruction of White people.
“Diversity” is a code word for White Genocide.

Nancy
Nancy
1 year ago

This is why it is so important to vote Republican in the up coming elections

georgeOH
georgeOH
1 year ago

All Soros backed commies infesting our government need swift removal.

Engineer
Engineer
1 year ago

THIS is what happens when voters DO NOT pay attention.

Granny25
Granny25
1 year ago

Soros should be deported from US and never allowed to return. He is about as evil as they come.

fredwriter1961
fredwriter1961
1 year ago

The Democratic party is a sick, vile party that wants to normalize dysfunctional behavior. Soros and any other leftist who gives money to elect liberal prosecutors should be charged as an accessory to facilitating criminal behavior.

Hen3ry
Hen3ry
1 year ago

Maybe Soros should be subjected a Merritt Garland Christopher Wray style FBI raid.

Hen3ry
Hen3ry
1 year ago

As evil as Soros is
The Main Stream Media is just as complicit

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

Leftists act and conservatives react. Therefore, leftists usually have the advantage. They start brushfires, conservatives scramble to douse them while leftists are already on to the next fire. There needs to be a paradigm shift away from simply reacting to leftwing provocation. This shift will need to involve moving away from hiding behind defensive walls and waiting for the enemy to attack to seeking him out and rendering him harmless.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 year ago

Soros or Mr. Corruption is nothing but a modern day communist backing the Dems funds anything here as long as it causes chaos in this country.

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
1 year ago

Look for campaign statements that place law and order at the top of the candidate’s priorities.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Article says Soros backs 100 Democrat prosecutors . Does Soros back any Republican prosecutors ??? And our US election laws must allow Soros to fund candidates in US ???

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

If our government was not riddled with corruption Soros, Gates and the like would be kept in check and Klaus Schwab told to to mind his own country and business.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

They should face backlash wherever they are. These people are garbage and the garbage needs to be taken out.

Richard Minetti
Richard Minetti
1 year ago

He even looks like a Soros misfit!!

Cyclopski
Cyclopski
1 year ago

I can stop Soros funding, tell that old decrepit b**ch to come over to my house !!!!

RyansDad
RyansDad
1 year ago

If this crap continues, vigilante actions will no doubt be the result. Justice will be swift and severe!

Hanson
Hanson
1 year ago

Why is the Average US Citizen told to report any money given to politician/ campaigns over $200. and yet, Soros can spend $Billions???

Jim M.
Jim M.
1 year ago

Patriots: A Better Way Conservatives..Republicans.. Independents..and WalkAway Democrats Stand Together.Overwhelm the Vote and defeat the now Socialist Leftist Dem Politicians at every level of our We The People Gov’t. Conservatism

Craig Driver
Craig Driver
1 year ago

All States governors should have the power to remove or suspend any attorneys generals from office for not enforcing laws.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Excellent earlier contribution in these comments from Morbious. Great strategy.
Go on offense. Establish an Ambush Movement which sits ready for the next
dim firestorm. Anticipate where, what,and when that will be . Be there before
they are and ambush them when arrive. Any of us who have watched westerns
or, more importantly, actually served in war know that. Kill 10 of them while they
kill 1 of you. Just give it a name ( Conservative Ambush Movement, CAM) and
organize and establish a fundraising function. Where will they be next
Last year was WOKE. This year ESG ( Environmental , Societal, Governance).
What’s for 2022 ? WE MUST KNOW THAT NOW. Vacant space must be made
available to homeless? $1000 per month to any homeless ? We know that’s
coming. 50% of all women’s competitive sports participants must be trans-gender
or the event cannot be held ? All obvious and predictable forms of insanity.
The only bomb we have laid in their lap has been by the creative and courageous
Gov Abbott of TX who is saying: “Now, you’re going to take some of these
freeloaders off my hands ” Kudos, Gov.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Please forgive me. Another solid Republican reaction to the Courts abolition of Roe is
that many states have immediately voted to prohibit abortion. Ask yourself: “Has my
state legislature done this ?” If not, get going. We have been given a gift. We need to
build a moat and wall around it. Get after it while you can because I
can assure you that the dims are considering at least 50 cases (one in each state) to take back to SCOTUS in order to restore Roe. Are any of these 50 in your state ? You can count on this. What is that case ? What do you know about it ? Are you speaking out against it ? The dims are
certainly dumb but they outwork and outthink and outstrategize us. Like Morbious said earlier
“Why do we sit and wait to be attacked ” Soros money is supporting the restore Roe effort in
every state

Duane
Duane
1 year ago

These criminal prosecutor’s that do not UPHOLD the law, are BREAKING the law! They are COMPLICIT in their actions and unlawful. They DO NOT belong in office! Prison’s were established to get the mad dog criminal away from the law abiding innocent citizen in society and to PUNISH them! NOT to pamper or rehabilitate them! This is a SIGN of the lawless authoritarian marxist, communist ideology that has infiltrated our institutions and especially in the legal system! We People Are The Government and Sovereign and Free!

Ty
Ty
1 year ago

All of the cases should be recalled and reviewed. If these offenders should have been found guilty but weren’t because of the prosecutor’s failure to adhere to do process and the law, they should be found guilty of dereliction of duty and serve the time the criminal would have if the prosecutor’s had adhered to the law.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
1 year ago

the backlash these so-called prosecutors are facing is well-deserved. They have one job: to enforce the laws on the books as written and passed by legislatures and signed by governors. if they want to behave like defense attorneys, they should leave the DA s office and go back to being defense lawyers because they clearly have the criminals best interests at heart and not the victims

Stephen Parker
Stephen Parker
1 year ago

Don’t they disbarr incompetent attorneys any more? I would like to know why George Soros is not in jail. He funds domestic terrorist groups in our country and the DOJ and FBI looks the other way! Guess they’re too busy trying to dig up dirt on political opponents these days to care!

Bernadette
Bernadette
1 year ago

Soros is controlling the FBI and a great many government arenas. His money is what the ultra left is responding to.

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