Sometime on Thursday May 1st, beneath the videos of sneezing pandas, exploding coke and Mentos, and Batman commercials, a 16 year old girl named Crystal uploaded a desperate plea for help. In this video a young girl is crying and asking for help because the district attorney in Orange County, Florida has dropped the case against Casey Mundling, whom this girl claims drugged and raped her when she was only 15 years old.
Casey Mundling was charged with a second degree felony under statute 800.04(4)(B)-4008 – Promote sexual activity of victim less than 16 years of age. But according the young girl on the video, charges were dropped because she was almost 16. I guess in Orange County if you almost don’t break the law, you don’t get charged.
The young lady links to the Orange County Clerk website with, with the case # (you can find it below) so that people can easily go look up the case. From what I can see it looks like the crime was committed on 6/1//2007 and the complaint was filed the same day. So it doesn’t appear that this is a case where the girl waited a long time before going to the police.
There is not much more information to be had looking at the case file. It looks like they arrested him, let him out on a $5k bond, Casey Mundling was assigned a public defender who entered a plea of not guilty on January 3rd of 2008, and the case was dropped by the DA on April 11, 2008.
Obviously this is getting a lot of attention right now. This is the first time something like this has really gotten to this level of exposure. After witnessing the violent attack of Victoria Lindsay on video, we got a look at a new motive for crime, social network popularity. Now we are seeing a new type of recourse for victims, going public in a the loudest way they can.
Crystal has asked for help. She has asked that we contact the following people to re-evaluate (get off their lazy asses and do their job) her case. Lets see if we can get this moving in the right direction.
Governor’s Asst. Mary Pullian – 850-488-4441
State Attorney Nicole Peques – 407-836-2402
State Attorney’s main office – 407-836-2400
Her case number is: 07-CF-0017645-O
Here is a link to the Orange County Clerk’s office www.myorangeclerk.com
(anyone else find the picture of Lydia Gardner scary?)