Over the past 12 hours I have gotten dozens or e-mails from people all over the country with the following text… I am just deleting them all.
Dear Sir or Madam:,
Hundreds of people would NEVER support a convicted rapist! Hundreds of people ARE supporting Ajay Dev because they know he is INNOCENT of these crimes. Over 700 people have already signed a petition asking to free Ajay Dev!
You might be asking, “What can I do to fix this?” We feel strongly that Ajay Dev was a victim of an opportunistic woman and a problem in Yolo County, California, we refer to as “Cash for Convictions.” The Yolo County DA’s office receives grant money which is directly tied to the number of prosecutions and convictions for sex crimes. Unfortunately when grant money is awarded based on the number of arrests and convictions, the search for truth is corrupted.
We are asking your help to start an investigation into the case of Ajay Dev, a dark skinned man, who was convicted of rape even though there was NO physical evidence, no witnesses, no corroborated testimony; and the alleged victim’s testimony was inconsistent and outrageous. In fact, the accuser had been previously convicted of passport fraud and perjury in her own country of Nepal. Our judicial system has failed this innocent man and sent him to prison for 378 years.
Ajay and Peggy Dev adopted a 16 year old teenage girl from Nepal in the hopes of giving her a good education and a better life. Serious problems started once she turned 18 and got her green card. Because Ajay and Peggy reported these problems to her biological parents, the adopted daughter retaliated by accusing them of physical abuse. Shocked, hurt, and saddened by the accusation, Ajay and Peggy disinherited her and withdrew all financial support. Angry and fearful of deportation to her native country of Nepal, a lifestyle she no longer desired, the accusation escalated from physical abuse to that of sexual abuse.
Three months later, the adopted daughter wrote a letter to rescind her accusations, but later that same year while visiting Nepal, she was arrested and convicted for passport fraud and perjury. In order to get back into the U.S., she decided to re-open the case so that she could enter the country to testify. Within a few months of re-entering the U.S, she met a man on the internet and immediately married him.
We are asking you to help us by:
1. Request an investigation into Ajay Dev’s case. (Yolo County Case #062444)
2. Requesting an investigation into the charging policies of the Yolo County District Attorney’s office. There is a pattern of stacking up counts for minority defendants compared to similar cases with white defendants. Stacking up charges tends to secure more convictions—more grant money.
3. Stop grants that reward money based on increasing arrests and convictions.
We are angry that someone can make false allegations against a U.S. citizen in order to gain access to our country and that our tax dollars are being used in such a way that encourages district attorneys to seek convictions over the truth. Please act and be a positive force for change.
For more information, please read the overview about Ajay Dev’s case at http://www.change.org/petitions/free-ajay-dev-a-victim-of-cash-for-convictions#signatures, visit www.advocatesforajay.com and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.