Texas Detective: 12-Year-Old Raped In CVS Bathroom Wasn’t ‘Necessarily All That Unwilling’

steve knight

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as sick as this is it is worse to start victim blaming. but this is Texas so not sure what to expect. the comments are really bad trying to link this with what would happen if the prop that failed went through.
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/04/texas-detective-12-year-old-raped-in-cvs-bathroom-wasnt-necessarily-all-that-unwilling-video/
Police haven’t even caught a man who raped a 12-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Southside Palace, Texas CVS, but the victim blaming has already begun — both by police and media reporting on the sexual assault. On October 16, police say that a 20-something white man lured the preteen girl away from her mother and grandmother before coaxing the girl into the bathroom and raping her — but, apparently, the word “rape” is too difficult a concept for Houston news station ABC13.

According to the ABC affiliate, surveillance shows the man walk inside the store and then leave. Shortly afterward, the girl walks in, followed by her mother and grandmother. The girl then walked off by herself, at which point the man reentered and approached her. “They went off into a corner and there were times when he was not fully clothed,” Detective Michael Kelly explained, before dropping this bit of knowledge:

Kelly tells Eyewitness News the man coaxed the girl then into the women’s restroom where they allegedly had sex. “She was not necessarily all that unwilling, but at the age of 12 it doesn’t matter,” said Kelly.

There is not a single place in the United States where it is in any way acceptable for a man to engage in sexual activity with a 12-year-old, and the age of consent in Texas is 17, but something is missing from both the news station and the detective’s account of the situation: The word “rape” does not appear anywhere. If you have sex with a 12-year-old, it is rape. He raped that child in the bathroom. It. Was. Rape. For the detective to suggest that the circumstances could be mitigated by the victim’s “willingness” is positively reprehensible.
 

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This is not victim blaming. The detective appears to be explaining the circumstances. If there was no violence involved, it helps answers some questions as to how this occurred. It's even in your quote.

Kelly tells Eyewitness News the man coaxed the girl then into the women’s restroom where they allegedly had sex. “She was not necessarily all that unwilling, but at the age of 12 it doesn’t matter,” said Kelly.
The comments regarding Prop 1 are just troll comments.
 
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steve knight

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This is not victim blaming. The detective appears to be explaining the circumstances. If there was no violence involved, it helps answers some questions as to how this occurred. It's even in your quote.



The comments regarding Prop 1 are just troll comments.
but I bet a lot of people believe it. I just hope the judge is not one of those that will say she is partly at fault. it has happened way too often.
 

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but I bet a lot of people believe it. I just hope the judge is not one of those that will say she is partly at fault. it has happened way too often.
The Judge's personal opinion should not matter. The guy broke the law plain as day. Statutory rape is still rape.:mad: He needs to spend time in the big house. And I hope he drops his soap during his stay.
 

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The Judge's personal opinion should not matter. The guy broke the law plain as day. Statutory rape is still rape.:mad: He needs to spend time in the big house. And I hope he drops his soap during his stay.
it should not but there have been several cases where the judge did not give the guy much of a sentence because they blamed the girl. those judges usually got reamed by the public and sometimes by their higher ups but it should not happen.
 

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Could it rightfully be said that this thread has soared up high, but then wavered somewhat and then popped like a dud?
 

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it should not but there have been several cases where the judge did not give the guy much of a sentence because they blamed the girl. those judges usually got reamed by the public and sometimes by their higher ups but it should not happen.
The article is still not sensible. The commenters hang on every word, even though the detective's description may have been more accurate. If the detective said she was raped, people would assume violence was involved rather than just the ability to grant consent. In this case it may be investigated as statutory rape given the comment, or there may be charges beyond that. Making assumptions about what judge will be assigned to the case doesn't change any of that.
 

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To all those against the death penalty, I bid you a prime example of a worthless turd sucking in our air that needs to be permanently extinguished and forgotten about. Anyone who rapes a child at age 12 is sick, period-end of story. End them and don't even mention them again. There's ZERO reason to save them or even attempting to "rehabilitate" them.

/Rant.
 

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The article is still not sensible.
Well, keep in mind, it's addictinginfo.org we're talking about. It is the foxnews.com of the Left - the difference being the Left doesn't call out addictinginfo.org.
 
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I'm surprised it wasn't another illegal alien doing the raping in this case. It happens all the time in states like CA and TX.