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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:33 PM
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UFIA: Student faces 21 counts of rape for a wrestling move

Example of a butt-drag
Seventeen-year-old Jerome Hunt faces 21 counts of rape and attempted rape. Each count carries up to 25 years in prison.

But Hunt's lawyer Mike Butler claims the complaints came from fellow Parker wrestlers who were simply victims of a legitimate wrestling move.

Former state champion wrestler Jerome Hunt's lawyer says all but two of the incidents reported happened in the Parker High School wrestling room before practice during last year's wrestling season.

Hunt told investigators the accusations probably come from a wrestling move called a "butt drag" or "skinning," which involves the wrestler placing pressure on the area of the rectum.

Hunt's former assistant coach told investigators, "It's not something illegal or not taught. It's being taught all over."

One accuser even testified to the grand jury, "I didn't take it as a sexual move. I took it as him just messing around."

But the criminal complaint states that Hunt "accomplished an act of sexual penetration."

http://www.keloland.com/News/NewsDetail6371.cfm?Id=0,52...


I'm afraid I'd better not link to the fark page on this. Let's just say it was a lively discussion.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:38 PM
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1. Someone grabs my butt like that...
...and he'd at least better buy me flowers first!

FWIW, I think it comes down to intent. If he intentionally attempted to penetrate them as a way to throw them off and pin them, the charges are legitimate. If he was merely grabbing their butts while trying to control them, it was a legitimate wrestling move. Proving intent on this one will be a challenge unless he's admitted that it was deliberate.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:47 PM
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3. The paper doesn't really give much detail on the incidents
It sounds like a case of a real aggressive jock who has made some enemies. (He was a former state champion, which kinda says a lot.) But that's just a hunch from reading between the lines. I really can't tell what happened.

But yeah, flowers are nice. A little lube even better. At least give a guy a reachaxxxx. I did not say that.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:48 PM
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4. Wrestling is not an invitation to fisting!
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:50 PM
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6. I would guess that depends on the venue
Some of these local conferences have very peculiar rules.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:25 PM
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8. Nothing wrong with being aggressive in wrestling.
That's the whole point of competition, really. I was never into wrestling, but a few friends in HS were, so I'm keenly aware that grabbing someones butt is a perfectly legitimate way to control them. Anything short of the genitals is fair game.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that the guy probably didn't intend to finger$#)@ his opponents through their clothes and in front of a crowd and his parents. He probably did, however, use those grips and the pain that goes along with them to control his opponents. That doesn't make him a rapist, it just makes him a dick.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:46 PM
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2. Execute that criminal!
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:49 PM
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5. this is how people get labeled sex offenders for life
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 05:49 PM by LSK
Even thou they are not sex offenders.

It is getting out of control.
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:51 PM
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7. OMG
I've always thought wrestling seemed kind of...well...intimate...but YIKES!
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