Ramona Taylor's Letter to Judge Langer


Dear Judge Langer,

My name is Ramona Taylor and there is a serious problem occurring in the Montgomery County jail. My boyfriend, Willie Jenkins, is in jail being held on charges against my will. I have never filed any kind of charges against this man, nor have I ever called the police on him. I testified before the Grand Jury under oath that he did not rape me and that our sex was consensual. I also testified that I did not remember him hitting me. I still stand by that testimony. He was still indicted on rape and felonious assault.

He and I have been together for 3 years and were planning to be married in August of this year. I have pleaded with the prosecutors that they are making a mistake but it seems as if no one will listen to me. I would like to put all of this behind us and start over. He may still be able to get his job back if these proceedings are stopped.

Trotwood police hounded and pressured me to say things that were not totally accurate. I was in the hospital the day after the argument. I was tired, I had been drinking the night before and I was hysterical and in shock all at the same time. I so badly wanted them to leave me alone and stop pressuring me. I never wrote any statements, nor did I sign anything. I don't even remember everything I told them. I just wanted them to leave me alone. I told them over and over that I was not pressing any kind of charges and that only made them pressure me more.

About a week later, I testified to the Grand Jury. But they still indicted him. Judge Langer, I am turning to you for help. I love Mr. Jenkins and I don't want to see him go to prison for the rest of his life. I believe in my heart that we can live a normal life and overcome our problems. Everyone had problems. We're both hard workers, we have families and children and we just need an opportunity to prove that we can be good citizens. Please Judge Langer, I am asking you to give us a chance. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.


Ramona Taylor


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