“Big Red” quarterback Trent Mays admitted in text messages that he used his hand to penetrate a 16-year-old girl and also sent messages to his buddies trying to persuade them to cover up what had happened.
Mays, 17, is one of two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players accused of raping a West Virginia girl last summer. The other defendant is 16-year-old wide receiver Ma’Lik Richmond. Both players have been charged. Mays is also facing a charge of child pornography because he took photos of the victim that eventually leaked to social media.
“Just say she came to your house and passed out,” Mays texted the friend who hosted the party where the incident occurred. Defense lawyers for the young men are saying that the sex was consensual, but witnesses have said that girl was so wasted that she vomited and had difficulty walking and talking, according to The Daily News.
She also sent text messages that implied she was drugged. “Swear to God I don’t remember doing anything with them,” the girl wrote in a text message to a boy who supposedly witnessed the assaults. “I wasn’t being a slut. They were taking advantage of me.”
The case has received a lot of attention because some people have claimed that authorities are letting other players who saw what happened off the hook because high school football is such a huge part of the local community. One judge and one prosecutor were forced to recuse themselves from the case because they had connections to the team.
Outside of the courthouse on Thursday, two dozen protesters were holding signs in support of the girl and wearing the masks that have become the symbol of hacktivist group Anonymous. Earlier this year, the group posted a picture of the defendants carrying the girl by her ankles and wrists. If convicted, Mays and Richmond could be imprisoned in a juvenile jail until they turn 21.
Source: The Daily News
A woman in India sought to enact revenge on her daughter’s rapist, so she got four men, including her own husband, to gang rape the wife of the accused man.
According to reports, the revenge rape, which happened in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India on Sunday, left the accused rapist’s wife struggling for life on the side of a road.
The mother of the teenage girl that was originally raped allegedly called on three men and her husband to rape the wife of her daughter’s rapist in retaliation for the crime. The four men wound up abducting the woman, taking her to an area near a police station in a neighboring village, and gang raped her.
Later on, the men drove the raped woman to an area along the side of a road where they dumped her and fled the scene. The woman was discovered by villagers and brought to the hospital where she is now reportedly in critical condition.
Reports claim that authorities have yet to file a police report.
A 2013 report by More Magazine discusses India’s high rape statistics, calling it the “rape capital of the world,” while comparing the alarming numbers to those of the United States. The shocking comparison shows that while there seem to be more rapes reported in India, the same number or more happen in America. The report says that every 20 minutes, a woman is raped in India, and most are under the age of 18.
Former mayor, Barbara Driver, is under fire after she made the comment, "when rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it,” during a council meeting.
Driver, 77, offered the statement to describe how “powerless planners are to control a housing development,” reports the Mirror.
Colleagues, constituents, and sex abuse charities were angered by her word usage and she is now being called to resign from the Cheltenham Borough Council.
Driver has apologized, but she does not intend to step down.
"Unfortunately it was wrong what I said. By no way do I condone rape - it is atrocious,” Driver said. "I was trying to put across - badly I will say - the fact of developers having not put much social and affordable housing in and the council saying we can't do anything about it. But I used a term that I had heard years ago without thinking. It was totally dreadful. it was done without thinking about the rape bit. I know that sounds silly."
Liberal Democrats have weighed in on the remark by Driver to The Telegraph.
"I think she let herself down and she let the council down,” Peter Jeffries, lead member for safeguarding, said. “It was an atrocious thing to say in the middle of a meeting about housing."
"It is not something I would expect to hear from an experienced councillor in a public meeting that was extremely well attended, particularly from Barbara Driver who championed and lead the sexual exploitation working group,” said Liberal Democrat councillor Rowena Hay. "I think the most shocking thing for me is that it trivialises those people who have been through rape and the crisis that causes in those people's lives. Barbara is an extremely hard working councillor and I would never take that away from her. Trying to get victims of domestic violence and rape taken seriously has taken years. To have somebody diminish that is just beyond belief."
Driver has received criticism from Karen Clarke of the Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.
"Making these comments, that have nothing to do with what she was talking about, is quite shocking,” Clarke said. “Rape has a devastating impact and there's no possibility that anyone could ever lie back and enjoy it. When people in positions of power make throw away and flippant comments like this it perpetuates the myths around rape. Someone in a position of authority should know better. Apologies are not enough."
There have been three official complaints made against Driver and the council’s monitoring officer, consulting with two independent advisors, will decide what action should be taken against Driver.
"The council has taken the matter seriously, as has Councillor Driver, and a full and sincerely apology has been issued to the mayor and copied to all councillors,” said a Cheltenham Borough Council spokeswoman.
After San Diego woman Kathy Rowe lost her dream house to another family, she allegedly carried out an elaborate scheme to have the new home owner raped.
Rowe now claims the scheme was a childish prank that got out of hand.
The 52-year-old began by reportedly stopping the couple’s mail and sending religious missionaries to their doorstep. Then, her antics became criminal.
Rowe allegedly posed as the wife on an adult entertainment website and invited men to come to the home to perform rape fantasies.
“I love to be surprised and have a man just show up at my door and force his way in the door and on me,” Rowe wrote to one respondent.
One man showed up twice to the house, but was discouraged on his first visit by a locked gate and the woman’s husband on his second visit.
Last week, the state appeals court ruled that Rowe must answer to felony counts of solicitation of rape and solicitation of sodomy.
11‘Romanian Angelina Jolie’ Rapes Cabbie At Knife Point, Stabs Him Six Times When He Can No Longer Perform
A sex-crazed Romanian woman was convicted of forcing a cab driver into her apartment, having sex with him twice at knifepoint, and then stabbing him when he couldn’t manage a third time.
Luminita Perijoc, 31, a Romanian Angelina Jolie lookalike, initially claimed she was the victim when she arrested for the 2012 stabbing of 35-year-old Nicolae Stan.
Stan, a married father-of-three, said he was hired to deliver wine to Perijoc’s apartment in Tulcea, eastern Romania.
When he arrived, she grabbed him and dragged him into the apartment. She forced him to undress at knifepoint.
She was still holding the 4-inch knife, when he had intercourse with her and then performed oral sex.
When he couldn’t perform a third time, Perijoc stabbed him six times before he managed to escape and call for help.
A court found her guilty and sentenced her to five years in prison with four years suspended because she claimed she had been under the influence of strong medication at the time of the attack.
Stan says he was given a life-sentence because of the severe teasing he endures over the incident.
"It is terrible. I am now a local celebrity, everyone is talking about me," he said, according to The Mirror. "They don't understand why I refused her, but they do not know what it is like to have a mad woman yelling at you at knife point.”
"They look at her, then look at me and laugh,” he said. “But I think anyone would find it impossible to perform with a knife at their throat even if they were with Miss Romania."
Fox News host Sean Hannity has been covering wild antics at Spring Break this week.
During his Friday night show he had an in-studio guest panel discuss whether or not people should allow their daughters or sons to go on spring break.
Hannity said college kids “don’t have the money” to go to beach vacation spots and he wouldn’t give it to his children.
“If you want my money for college, you’re going to play by my rules,” Hannity said.
“My daughter, there’s no way in hell she’s going there, but with my sons, I hope they have a great time,” said Gavin McInnes, one of the original cofounders of Vice Magazine.
“Men and women are equal, but we’re different. We don’t get pregnant and we’re a little bit bigger,” Bill Cunningham said later in the show. “So if I had a college son I’d say ‘Here’s a hundred buck have fun.’ Would you ever tell your daughter, ‘Here’s a hundred bucks go have fun.’”
“The worst that can happen is some guy pulls a gun on them and they lose the 40 dollars in their swim trunks,” McInnes said of males on spring break. “The biggest problem with women is rape, that’s much more common.”
“The women there are human garbage whose parents don’t love them,” he added.
“You think guys only want to hang out with their boys on spring break? They want girls there too!” argued Chloe Melas.
“Every intercourse on spring break is some kind of a rape,” McInnes argued. “So women should not be there!”
11High School Officer, 56, Second Employee Arrested For Having Sex With The Same 16-Year-Old Student
A former officer at Edgewood Independent School District’s police department in Texas has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child after a 16-year-old student told authorities that she had sex with him on school grounds.
56-year-old Manuel Hernandez is now in Bexar County Jail after the 16-year-old girl came forward saying that she had sex with the school officer in December of last year when she was just 15 years old.
The allegations come after another Edgewood ISD employee, a 44-year-old science teacher named Marcus Revilla, was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child after admitting to having sex with and impregnating the same 16-year-old girl as Hernandez.
As of last week, the Texas Rangers have officially taken over the investigation from San Antonio police, and now, Edgewood ISD has released a statement condemning both former employees.
"While investigating the incident involving the ex-Memorial High School teacher and his alleged relationship with a female student, Edgewood uncovered evidence that another staff member may have been involved with the same student from Memorial,” said the school in the statement. “Upon further investigation it was revealed that the second suspect is an ex-officer with the Edgewood Police Department. To avoid the appearance of bias or impropriety, Edgewood immediately reached out to the Texas Rangers, who have taken charge of this new facet of the investigation from its inception. Edgewood's dedication to student safety is absolute and the district wishes to assure the public that the actions of two individuals do not reflect the values of the overwhelming majority of EISD employees, whose commitment to the health and safety of its students is total. Let it be known that Edgewood will not tolerate conduct that violates employee-student boundaries; individuals who break that public trust will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible."
Edgewood ISD went to say that they are providing support to the teenage victim and her family while the investigation continues.
The boyfriend of a 23-year-old woman, who was found dead in her Toronto apartment in 2011, testified this week describing in detail what he saw via Skype while his girlfriend was attacked.
Qian 'Necole' Liu’s neighbor, Brian Dickson, has been charged with her murder.
Liu was Skyping with her boyfriend Xian Meng, who was in China, on April 15, 2011, when she heard a knock at the door of her basement apartment around 1 a.m.
She answered it and a man standing there tried to hug her. Meng told the court Friday that he heard Liu say “No” – once in English and a second time in Mandarin. The attacker shoved Lui, pushed his way into the apartment, and closed the door behind him.
Then Meng heard two “muffled bangs” and silence. He said moments later he saw a stranger, who was naked from the waste down, turn off the computer.
Liu’s “lifeless body was located face down on the floor, a nightgown pulled up around her chest,” said Crown attorney Christine Pirraglia.
“She was naked from the waist down,” Pirraglia added.
Semen on the body matched Dickson’s to a probability of 1 in 2.7 trillion. A blood stain on a t-shirt found in Dickson’s apartment matched Liu to a probability of 1 in 140 quadrillion.
Prosecutors claim Dickson used to troll online chat rooms looking for Asian women.
Dickson has pleaded not guilty.
“No, I did not. I had nothing to do with it at all,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.
Remember the Chinese woman who cut off her boyfriend’s penis and killed him after he raped her? She was sent to prison yesterday.
Yeung Ki, 41, will spend the next seven years in prison after a jury found her guilty of manslaughter. The jury found her not guilty of murder due to the situation in which she killed the man, Zhou Hui.
"That the victim forcibly had sexual intercourse with you while your daughter was present mitigated the killing,” Justice Peter Line said. "The verdict returned by the jury has saved you from life imprisonment
Justice Line said Yeung seemed truly sorry about killing Zhou.
“You never denied unlawful killing and admitted it at the trial. I perceived genuine remorse in you," he said. "It was a very grave crime. He was a healthy young man. You knew he had a family. He has parents and a wife.”
Following the killing, Yeung told police that Zhou beat her and her four-year-old daughter when she refused to give him thousands of dollars to buy a new car. Zhou also threatened to post nude pictures of Yeung online and beat her and her daughter to death if she didn’t comply.
When Yeung refused to give in to his demands, Zhou raped her. Yeung drugged him and cut off his penis following the rape. She then beat him to death with a hammer.
Yeung confessed her crimes to a social worker the day after she killed Zhou.
A former middle school teacher from Tacoma, Wash., pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child in the second degree, but after being sentenced, she will not face any jail time.
34-year-old Keshia Shaw has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and will also have to undergo regular treatment.
Shaw requested that she not be sent to jail because her health has been deteriorating due to multiple sclerosis.
“I'm worried that prolonged stay here will turn my conditions into a 200-pound 3-year-old," said Shaw in court.
Shaw has a noticeably different appearance since going to jail after initially pleading guilty to the charges against her. The former teacher has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and since she wasn’t given her prescribed medication while awaiting sentencing in jail, the mother of two now has a large amount of facial hair.
Shaw pleaded guilty to the charges against her after a former student of hers came forward alleging that she raped him starting when he was only 12 years old. The incidents happened in 2007 and 2008, but when the student heard a sermon on sexual abuse at church in 2012, he finally came forward with his allegations.
"You were in that special position of trust, you violated it and you did it for your own sexual gratification," said Judge John McCarthy to Shaw in court.
"I take full responsibility for my actions and non-actions that have led us to be here today," said Shaw during the proceedings.
The woman is not allowed contact with any minors other than her two daughters and will have to register as a sex offender for the remainder of her life.