The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rape, Baby, Abortion, Marriage

One of four teenage boys who picked a then 16 year old girl up from her home and proceeded to get her drunk before taking turns raping her was sentenced to juvenile custody until his 21 birthday.

According to testimony and police, after the four boys raped the girl, they bragged about the incident on various social networks and through email. It was also reported that the boys had discussed killing the victim in order to prevent her from testifying against them.

During sentencing of the 3 attacker, the judge cited the boys "utter lack of remorse" as reasoning for the sentencing.

While sentencing the boy in King County Juvenile Court, Judge Michael Hayden revealed that the victim, 16 at the time of the attack, became pregnant as a result and later had an abortion.

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But Hayden said that what "struck me the hardest" was a section of a presentence report in which the boy was quoted as calling the girl a liar for accusing him of rape. Other presentence documents indicated the boy denied responsibility for the attack, was not amenable to treatment and showed no concern for the girl.


In response to the judges comments, the boys mother defended her son, attempting to assure the judge that the rapist was sorry and going as far as to inform the court of the deed discussion the family had about the situation, which included the fact that the boy was upset the victim had an abortion, and that the boy would marry the victim.

(Because that's what every rape victim would want, the chance to marry the sexual predator that attacked her)

Two of the other boys were sentenced to lesser terms in June, with one ordered to spend 52 to 65 weeks in custody after pleading guilty to second-degree rape and unlawful possession of a firearm. Another boy, who cooperated with police, was sentenced to 15 to 36 weeks in custody after pleading guilty to second-degree assault.


15 weeks? Wow. That's a quick lesson in how to rape someone, and pretty much get away with it.

Seriously, even 3 years isn't long enough, the other two sentences are just beyond failures of justice. But, I suppose we can hold out hoping that the forth rapist actually gets punished. He's scheduled to be sentenced next month.