Jennifer Wexton record on crime is disturbing. She voted twice against helping victims of domestic violence. She opposes the deportation of criminal alien gang members. And as a prosecutor, Wexton repeatedly plea-bargained violent crimes like assault, rape, and molestation.
Wexton opposed strengthening the sex offender registry voting against a strong bipartisan bill that would require a convicted child molester to register where they work and go to school. Wexton supports the automatic restoration of the rights of convicted felons, including murders, rapists and drug dealers’ rights to vote and serve on a jury.
In 2003, Jennifer Wexton Signed A Plea Agreement Allowing A Purcellville, VA Man To Serve Just 90 Days In Prison And Then Be Released On Probation After Molesting A Young Girl Repeatedly Over Three Months. (Crim. No. 15199, Commonwealth of Virginia V. XXX., Loudoun County Circuit Court, 4/21/03)
In 2002, Jennifer Wexton Signed A Plea Agreement Allowing Just Three Years’ Probation For A Man Who Sexually Assaulted His 13-Year-Old Adopted Daughter. (XXX, Criminal Complaint, 5/1/02; Crim. No. 14806, Commonwealth of Virginia V. XXX., Loudoun County Circuit Court, 8/2/02)
In 2002, Jennifer Wexton Signed A Plea Deal Allowing A Man With A History Of Violence Arrested For Viciously And Repetitively Stabbing And Beating A Woman To Serve Less Than Two Years On A Five Year Sentence Before He Was Deported To El Salvador. (Criminal Complaint – Case No. 2002-007710, Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court 6/1/02; Plea Of Guilty To Felony – Crim. No. 14986, Commonwealth of Virginia V. XXX, Loudoun County Circuit Court, 12/16/02; XXX, Re: XXX, XXX CR# 14986, Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole Services District 25, 9/29/11)
Jennifer Wexton Represented The Commonwealth Of Virginia And Provided A Reduced Sentence For A 2004 Case; The Perpetrator, Arrested For Rape, Breaking And Entering, And Abduction Pled Guilty To Only The Rape Charge After The Commonwealth Elected To Drop The Other Charges.“Assistant Public Defender Lindsay Hendrix represented Crosby. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Wexton handled the prosecution. Many family members testified on Crosby’s behalf at the sentencing hearing Friday. The victim has moved away, but she submitted a Victim Impact Statement for the judge’s consideration.” (“Rapist To Serve 13 Years,” Connection Newspapers, 3/2/05; RE: Travis Crosby, Department of Corrections, 9/13/04)
28 Of The 40-Year Sentence Was Suspended. “A Circuit Court judge has sentenced a rapist to 40 years in jail with all but 12 years suspended. #Judge Burke McCahill sent Travis Crosby, 25, of Sterling, to prison for breaking into a Cascades Commons apartment and sexually assaulting a woman about 2:30 a.m., April 29, 2004. He sentenced Crosby to 25 years with 17 years suspended for rape and 15 years with 11 years suspended for breaking and entering. #Questioned about the substantial portion of the prison term being suspended, Commonwealth’s Attorney James Plowman said, ‘No comment.’” (“Rapist To Serve 13 Years,” Connection Newspapers, 3/2/05)
Wexton Voted Against A Bill To Allow The Public Access To The Work Address Or University A Registered Sex Offender Is Attending. “Adds the current work address and the name of any institution of higher education at which he is currently enrolled to the information that must be made publicly available by means of the Internet for a person convicted of an offense for which registration on the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry is required.” (HB 628 – Summary As Introduced, Virginia’s Legislative Information System; Passed Senate 21-19, Wexton Voted Nay, Virginia’s Legislative Information System, Accessed 8/17/18)
Wexton celebrated Governor McAuliffe’s unconstitutional attempt to give felons voting rights on Facebook.
In 2016, Wexton Celebrated Gov. McAuliffe’s Attempt To Restore Voting Rights To 206,000 Felons. (Jennifer Wexton, Facebook, 4/22/16)
Jennifer Wexton Voted Against Supporting Victims Of Domestic And Sexual Violence In An Attempt To Score Political Points Against Barbara Comstock
In 2013, Barbara Comstock Proposed Increasing The Maximum Covered Expenses Paid To Certain Victims Of Crime By 20% And Mandated The Creation Of A Committee To Support Local Agencies Serving Victims Of Sexual And Domestic Abuse; Her Bill Passed The House Unanimously. (HB 1, Offered 01/08/13)
In The Virginia State Senate, Wexton Voted To Delay The Bill To The Next Session Of The Legislature; No Further Action On Comstock’s Bill Was Taken. (HB 1, Senate: Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N), 2/19/14; HB 1, Virginia’s Legislative Information System, Accessed 7/23/18)
Democrats Claimed The Delay Was Necessary To Study Potential Unintended Consequences Of The Bill, Though This Concern Was Not Raised Until Comstock Announced Her Candidacy For U.S. Congress. (Rachel Weiner, “Republicans cry foul over death of domestic violence bill,” Washington Post, 2/19/14)
Comstock’s Bill Was Supported By The Virginia Sexual And Domestic Violence Alliance And Was Identical To Previous Proposals Authored By Democrat Janet Howell. (Rachel Weiner, “Republicans cry foul over death of domestic violence bill,” Washington Post, 2/19/14)