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Balboa Park rape survivor comes forward in DA's race

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 02:25:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The gloves are coming off in the race for San Diego County District Attorney, with a unlikely person taking shots at Genevieve Jones-Wright Friday.

Rebecca Harrison, who said she’s the victim of a Balboa Park rapist, backed candidate Summer Stephan.

At a news conference in front of the courthouse, Harrison said Jones-Wright, who was the public defender in the case, treated Harrison as if she was the one on trial.

“Several weeks ago I found out that Genevieve was running for D.A. and it literally made me sick to my stomach. It felt like someone had kicked me because she was professing that she gives dignity and a voice to victims when that is not what I experienced whatsover,” Harrison said.

Jones-Wright told Team 10 investigator Adam Racusin she gave Harrison an extreme level of compassion and that the press conference was all political posturing. She also said the 6th amendment of the constitution guarantees everyone the right to competent representation, and that everyone should read the full transcript of the cross examination.

Stephan did not make a public statement at the news conference.