judge gives rapist no jail time because the victim was dressed inappropriately

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Tara - posted on 02/27/2011

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I agree with everyone except that no one has mentioned the fact it was stated that "alcohol was a factor for both the accused and the victim..." In my opinion if two adults decide to get so inebriated that they lose all ability to discern right from wrong and decide to fool around, and both of them are drunk, she wakes up feeling raped he wakes up feeling like he got laid. How can her being drunk not be a factor in this as well.
So if you get dressed up in skanky clothes, with make up on and feel sexy, you drink way way too much, you start making out with a dude who is equally plastered, you start going too far, you change you mind but he doesn't get the signal... do you get where I'm going with this?
She has a scar on her knee, were they maybe doing it doggy style? Is there more to this than we are hearing? How drunk were they?
He deserves jail if he indeed forced himself on her and knew he was doing so. But if he thought they were just having some drunk outdoor monkey sex, than that's different.

Cyndel - posted on 02/27/2011

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I'm so sick of men being excused for being animals. A man can control himself, I don't care how much teasing, suggesting or even vocal agreement a girl has given. If she starts to say no at any time no matter how far things have gotten then that guy had better stop. Other wise it is rape.

Date rape, acquaintance rape, even spousal rape are real and devastating.

Nikki - posted on 02/26/2011

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I am copying and pasting my response form a similar debate.

What a prick, this seriously pisses me off!

It is by no means a woman's fault because she dresses provocatively. Every time I hear a story like this it infuriates me. I remember having to study a few cases about rape while I was at uni, this nut job judge let two rapists off because the women were wearing short skirts.

It is the MEN that rape with the problem, their disgusting and immoral needs and lack of respect for another person.

I really couldn't care less if the woman is dancing around naked shaking her butt in the air, if she says no for whatever reason, it god dam means NO!

Christina - posted on 02/27/2011

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Thats a bunch of crock. If a husband and wife are getting intimate in the bedroom and the wife says no, and the husband has sex with her anyways, it is RAPE!

Lady Heather - posted on 02/27/2011

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Sex was in the air? Wtf does that even mean? Is this 1952? There seems to be a troubling amount of time travel in the news lately.

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Laura - posted on 06/16/2011

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I can't even think of anything to say that would make any difference in this matter. I can however thik of a few choice words for that judge though. What a horrible day for that poor women to hear those words come out of that judges mouth My heart would have dropped and i would have died. That is completely wrong of the judge to say because a women dresses inappropriately that the peson who raped her can go free what does that say to every women out there that dresses like that its sayng hey if u get raped its your fault because your asking for it..when did no means no start meaning no means yes.

Lady Heather - posted on 02/27/2011

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That was the other thing I was thinking - I'm married so isn't there even more expectation there? If we go out for dinner and I'm all dressed up and have a couple of glasses of wine and then don't feel well later, is sex in the air so he can just go for it? I mean really. My husband would never say that he's entitled at that point. He can control himself. And we're in a freaking relationship so there actually is a REAL expectation there. I'm sure this judge would never send anyone to jail for spousal rape.

Lady Heather - posted on 02/27/2011

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I think the really scary thing is when you start reading the comments on these things and you find out how many people there are who actually agree with the stupid judge. I guess some guys get a little miffed that the attractive women at the clubs don't actually want to sleep with them so they lay the blame on the ladies. What kind of mothers raised their sons to think this way? Man, back in the day I used to wear some ummm...interesting things. Things I certainly wouldn't wear today. And I would have a couple of drinks at the bar. I had a boyfriend the whole time and obviously no interest in having sex with anyone else. Could this have been me?

Cyndel - posted on 02/27/2011

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No matter how a woman is dressed, she has the right to say no...and if the guy goes by her 'signals' and not her words that is rape. Period. This judge is an idiot.

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I'm not even going to read it. I don't care if she was walking down the road naked. It doesn't give ANYONE the right to force her to have sex against her will. Period!

Jenni - posted on 02/27/2011

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Wow! so I guess the hundreds of coeds who visit my border city downtown are asking for it! That describes exactly how all of them dress. Calling all pervs, it's a free for all! As long as she's dressed skankily enough.

So if I dress in the typical DT attire and I am innocently flirting with some dude, it is completely in his legal right to rape me? And if I kiss him or *naughty naughty* make out with him then that gives him the right to force his penis inside me possibly injecting me with STDs and inpregnating me. Oh but I was asking for that because I kissed him. Ladies, I guess we'll have to abstain from that end of the night kiss at the door on first dates. It gives our date the right to push us through that door and rape us in any way he desires.

Katherine - posted on 02/27/2011

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So if you dress a certain way you deserve to be raped. Makes sense to me.

Bonnie - posted on 02/27/2011

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Wow, that is like saying she was asking for it. Okay maybe she shouldn't have been making advances towards the guy and leading him on so to speak, but the guy shouldn't have pushed any further either. And now the shithead is free. That's like an invitation to allow him to do it to someone else; if he is that stupid.

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Jesus Christ what a load of BS..its a disgrace.:-( I

am very sure he would have felt different if it was someone he loved who had been raped.Then im sure he would of been sent down, does he not have any decency in him at all.If it were here he would of been sent down and fined for improper dress in court.

JuLeah - posted on 02/26/2011

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This is why we still have rapists running around. We let them. We fail to understand the crime, we blame the victum, we give perps permission to act as they do, we look the other way, we make excuses for them .... we say we hate this crime, but really??? Ya know, we could end this crime, fix it so not another man woman or child is raped again .... if we would only be willing to see this crime for what it is and react accordingly

Stifler's - posted on 02/26/2011

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It's even more of a friggin joke if you read the article "she sent signals that sex was in the air".W.T.F. Even if her behaviour was "inviting" if she said no to sex... it means no.

Minnie - posted on 02/26/2011

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Kaaaate- I had the EXACT image of what the judge looked like before I even opened the link. Thank you. LOLOL

April - posted on 02/26/2011

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The judge is an idiot. No matter what he may think, that woman was made to have sex with this man against her will, it doesn't matter how she looked or acted. If in the end, it's not what she wanted, it's a crime! Disgusting.

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I don't even want to read the story, just the headline makes my blood boil...who gives a shit what she was wearing...she was still assaulted..

Medic - posted on 02/26/2011

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A crime is a crime no matter which way you look at it. He should have jail time like the rest of the horney little f-ers!

Kate CP - posted on 02/26/2011

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That judge looks like a little penis with a mustache and glasses. I hope he gets plenty of hate mail and maybe a dead rat in his mailbox. The little fucker. >:(

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