It is amazing that Fresno County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Botti’s description of the sexual assault of a woman in west-central Fresno included her “lifestyle choice” as a factor in her brutal beating.
Mr. Botti seemingly offered this lifestyle choice as an excuse for the kidnapping and assault leading to her hospitalization. It was almost as if he were saying, “This is what you get!”
Seems to me, the man guilty of the assault should be targeted for his actions and not the victim. No matter what the circumstances, violence against women must stop. No excuses! Put blame where it belongs and quit the righteous pontificating.
Suzette Cormany, Clovis