The first time Crystal Harris was raped, it was by her husband Shawn. Now she says that the second time it happens, it will be financially. A judge has ordered Crystal to pay her now ex-husband spousal support to the tune of $1,000 each month when he is released from prison.
The entire assault was caught on tape and what it captured was enough to convict Shawn Harris of a felony — forced oral copulation.
The only way Crystal would have avoided spousal support, the judge explained, is if her husband had tried to kill her. Attempted murder is a deal-breaker, but rape remains A-OK in the eyes of the court.
But just because Judge Pollock’s decision is legal doesn’t mean it is right. San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is working on Crystal’s behalf to amend state law before Shawn’s release from jail.