DORCHESTER CO., Md. – A sexual assault suspect, 18-year-old Mark Quinn, found out his trial won't start for another month today.
An alleged co-conspirator in this case, 44-year-old Leslie Fraser, had her charges dropped.
After what she is calling a "disappointing" day in court, the alleged victim's mother reached out to 47 ABC, concerned that her 14-year-old daughter will not get the justice she deserves.
"I don't see how she should be allowed to be free, nor should he," says Virginia Pilchard, mother of the 14-year-old victim.
Pilchard says on March 21st, the 14-year-old victim was supposed to have a sleep over at a friend's home in Mardela Springs. However, court documents show Fraser, the friend's mother, reportedly took the girls to Hurlock that night, to the home of Michael Quinn.
At that home, Michael's 18-year-old son, Mark, reportedly gave alcohol to the 14-year-old victim and sexually assaulted her. Court documents say the 14-year-old was also reportedly assaulted multiple times by Fraser's daughter, and Fraser allegedly did not try to stop the assault, or let the victim call her mother.
"I called and talked to them probably 15 to 20 times before I actually laid eyes on my daughter," says Pilchard. "I picked her up on the side of the road, they wouldn't even give me an address to where they were so I could pick her up. She was black and blue, had multiple concussions, a bunch of different bruises all over her body."
According to police reports, Mark was arrested by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office on April 2nd. 47 ABC spoke with Mark's father, Michael, who would not say how he knew Fraser, or his recollection of that evening.
"By the time I woke up they were down the street," says Quinn. "My son isn't guilty at all."
Mark's trial was reportedly postponed to July 2nd. A Dorchester County prosecutor handling the case tells 47 ABC they are considering other charges to Fraser that may be more appropriate, and that the charges brought to court Wednesday were not viable.
"Something needs to be done because if this can happen, anyone can have kids stay the night and then whatever happens the parent is not responsible for the things that happened to a child staying in their care?" says Pilchard. "When is that right and how is that right? I'm going to push for it."
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