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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:47 PM
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Speedy Trials Sought in Texas Rape Case
Source: The New York Times

LIBERTY, Tex. A state judge said Monday that he would push to hold trials in late July for 14 men accused of repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl last fall in Cleveland, Tex.

Thirteen of the 19 men and boys arrested in the case appeared before Judge Mark Morefield in state court on Monday as part of a routine arraignment proceeding. Six of the men were arraigned for the first time on charges in connection with at least six rapes of the girl over a three-month period. All pleaded not guilty, and the judge set July 6 as the next court date.

Judge Morefield, a newly elected Republican, made it clear that he wanted speedy trials. This case, like the other cases, is important, he said as Timothy Ellis, 19, was arraigned on charges of continuous sexual abuse. I want to start trying these cases in July, subject to the scientific evidence being available.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/us/05texas.html
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:55 PM
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1. why do so many men want to fuck children?
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:55 PM by Skittles
seriously disgusting
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:02 PM
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2. S. I. C. K.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:02 PM
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3. More than a serious ass kicking, they need a serious LONG FUCKING TIME in jail
Absolutely fucking disgusting.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 04:12 AM
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8. Emphasis on "FUCKING"
With the perps "receiving."
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:34 PM
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6. I'm going with "pathology."
Not saying they deserve any sympathy--at all--but I doubt it's the result of, you know, normal mental health.

Jail space is wasted on these parasites.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:08 PM
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4. I am not sure what this judge means by "scientific evidence."
Since it was not reported immediately, I don't believe there likely to be any DNA evidence. Could he mean cell phone recordings?

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Devil_Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:32 PM
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5. Is the girl pregnant? NT
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:59 PM
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7. I don't think so.
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