To Report Or Not To Report
In the first issue of the 1983 limited series "The Falcon," written by Christopher Priest, a young woman is almost raped in an alley. The Falcon breaks it up. The girl wants to report the attempted rape, but The Falcon explains to her and her father that if they turn the perp into the police, he will not get rehabilitated; that the perp is really an okay person with problems. So when the perp is a court, the girl walks up to the judge and calls off the charges; when she does this her eyes are downcast and she looks sad. The Falcon is happy. Now his friend can be rehabilitated.
My questions are,
Should the Falcon have asked the girl to not press charges?
What about her trauma over almost being raped?
The perp was drinking at the time he almost raped her. Does that excuse him in any way?
What is worth more, the chance that the perp can be rehabilitated or the girl's mental anguish?