Donald Trump gained a new and very vocal supporter who was the victim of a rape when she was just a child. She knows Hillary Clinton all too well and has no good words for her.
After 40 years of silence, Kathy Shelton has come forward to eviscerate the Democratic presidential nominee for the manner in which Clinton defended Shelton’s accused rapist, a 41-year-old drifter, when Shelton was just 12 years old.
Although Clinton knew her client was guilty of sexually assaulting the child on the side of a desolate Arkansas road, Clinton vigorously attacked Shelton’s credibility as a witness. When she recalled the case afterwards, Clinton callously laughed about it.
Shelton would have more than likely let it go but for the laughter.
“It’s put a lot of anger back in me,” Shelton, now 54, told the Daily Mail in an exclusive interview. “Every time I see [Clinton] on TV, I just want to reach in there and grab her, but I can’t do that.”
Two years ago, an audio clip of Clinton discussing the case with Arkansas journalist Roy Reed surfaced in which she made it clear her client was guilty.
“I had [the client] take a polygraph, which he passed — which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs,” Clinton said. That was followed by Clinton’s laughter.
Clinton had a duty to vigorously defend her client, but that duty doesn’t extend to finding humor in getting a brutal child rapist freed — that’s chilling. The audio can be heard HERE.
“Because after laughing on that tape, she’s pretty much stuck in knowing that she lied, knowing that it happened to me. And that tape’s out there to be listened to by anybody,” Shelton said.
The Daily Mail reported:
In 1975, Clinton served as the defense lawyer for Thomas Alfred Taylor, a 41-year-old factory worker accused of raping Shelton after luring her to his car.
Taylor pleaded down to “unlawful fondling of a minor” and served less than a year in prison after Clinton was able to block the admission of forensic evidence that linked her client to the crime.
In a lengthy interview with the Daily Mail Online, Shelton said Clinton is “lying” when she claims to be a lifelong defender of women and girls.
“I don’t think [Clinton’s] for women or girls. I think she’s lying, I think she said anything she can to get in the campaign and win,” Shelton told the publication. “If she was [an advocate for women and children], she wouldn’t have done that to me at 12 years old.”
She gave The Daily Beast an interview two years ago under conditions of anonymity, but now that she’s on a mission to defeat the former secretary of state, she ready to speak publicly.
“I want to speak to the world. Out there at the White House, so everyone can hear me,” Shelton said. “That’s always been my thing since the anger’s built up. I want to speak out like [Clinton] does, and let the whole world hear it.”
Shelton also recalled the brutality of the crime when Taylor lured her into his truck with the promise of a soda. After he drove her to a deserted section of road, he attacked her.
“I can’t cuss, but [Taylor] was calling me the ‘b’ word, and [saying] ‘You like it, you know it,’” Shelton told the Mail. “Slapping me and hitting me with his fist.”