Court sets accused rapist free, arguing severely disabled woman who can't talk could still refuse sex

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4 Responses to “Court sets accused rapist free, arguing severely disabled woman who can't talk could still refuse sex”

  1. JMac001 says:

    Man, this is getting so damn depressing. Seems like every day there’s a more horrific story like this. Truly sad.

    Jim

  2. It really sucks that one of her caregivers, who is supposed to help and protect her, was a witness for the defense on how the victim could groan and kick if she got the wrong food, and therefore could resist. Fucking disgusting side issue the travesty that played out here. 

  3. bzishi says:

    Idiots. Rape is sex without consent. If she did not consent, it was rape.

  4. Ashley Yakeley says:

    An interesting analysis of what went wrong:

    http://apublicdefender.com/2012/10/04/supreme-court-hates-disabled-people-and-eats-children-for-lunch-probably/
    http://apublicdefender.com/2012/10/09/why-we-cant-just-make-stuff-up-as-we-go-along-or-due-process/

    Apparently it’s the prosecutor’s fault for prosecuting him under the wrong subsection (sex with someone physically helpless, which the victim wasn’t), and he cannot be tried again under the correct subsection (sex with someone who didn’t consent).

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