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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:40 PM
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Suspect in Le case had an earlier run in with the law.
http://www.newhavenindependent.org/archives/2009/09/all...

Hmm, former girl friend claims he "forced" her to have sex and was unwilling to end relationship...I just can't understand why she didn't press charges. I wouldn't want to be her right now...
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:49 PM
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1. According to the article she was 16 when it happened.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:55 PM by dflprincess
She may have declined to press charges but we don't know if the police or DA also discouraged her from pursing the case. Date rape can be hard to prove and a 16 year old may not have been up to the fight. Besides, there's no way of knowing if he would have been convicted and even if he had been, chances are he would have done something like this eventually.

I hope this young woman has a support group that won't let her take on the responsibility for this.


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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:52 PM
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2. If she was 16 when it happened I'm surprised anyone even knows.
Most girls keep that stuff to themselves for years.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:56 PM
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5. Per the article she brought it up on Facebook
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:53 PM
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3. I'm sure she had some good reasons, but she must be sad all the same.
It's one of those "what might have been" things that bedevil us later...
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:10 PM
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6. not really, becuase she knows how hard it is to prosecute non violent rape
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 01:11 PM by bettyellen
and that is not her fault at all. it's the justice systems.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:55 PM
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4. dude is guilty. nt
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