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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:32 AM
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Man Charged In Gang-Rape Of Girl Expresses Regret (Thought She Was Older)
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The oldest man charged with participating in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl last week said Sunday night she was a stranger to him before the incident, "looked like she was 19 or 20" and was videotaped having sex with several people.

"She looked grown to me, man," said Freeman Gurley via telephone from the Milwaukee County Jail. He said he's sorry he got involved and didn't do anything to stop what was going on in his house.

Gurley, 40, faces a felony count of first-degree sexual assault of a minor and contacted the Journal Sentinel to describe the incident in detail. His identity was confirmed by an inmate known to a reporter, and Gurley gave details of the incident that have only been described in court records, including his date of birth.

He said that prosecutors' account of the assault in criminal charges filed last week is correct and that there were several other adults present during the rape. Officials have said as many as 19 might have participated. So far, one 18-year-old man, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have been charged, in addition to Gurley.

Gurley said he got home from his job as a butcher at about 9 p.m. Sept. 4, used some cocaine, put the rest of his chicken dinner in the refrigerator and began drinking Milwaukee's Best beer. He went to a locked bedroom in his house in the 3700 block of N. 6th St. where he heard "moaning" from inside and eventually was let into the room, where he saw "12, 13 or 14" other men and teens present. He said the girl was freely having sex with several men during the hour he was present, but another man in the room had told her not to have sex with Gurley. She eventually acquiesced, he said, at someone else's urging. The criminal complaint says that person was the 15-year-old boy who is charged.

"I thought she was a boy's girlfriend," he said.

He said that he never spoke with the girl and that he didn't think about using a condom. The police officer who arrested Gurley broke the news that the girl was 11, and he later learned the girl had been born with HIV.

Gurley said he has resigned himself to believing he now has HIV and that he's sorry about participating - and allowing the incident to go on - now that he knows her age.

"That's terrible, man," he said.

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=494435&format=print
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Courtesy Flush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:42 AM
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1. I knew a 12-year-old who looked 19
Was I supposed to rape her? What's the protocol here?

Honestly, a 40-year-old man jumping a girl he thinks is 19! Next he'll claim he was certain she had weapons of mass destruction.

Let's hope he gets one of those freeper judges.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:14 AM
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3. So its OK to rape a 19 year old?????
Dumbass, while her age makes it more disgusting it really is about the RAPE of a person, not her age. This guy obviously has no clue about right and wrong. I hope when he is in prison being ass-raped he can take comfort in the fact that he is older. (so its O.K.)
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:19 AM
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4. Did she consent?
At 11, she can't legally consent and it's rape, period.
At 19, she can give consent, and if she does, it's legal. Even a gangbang.

(The newspaper article indicates she was "freely" having sex with several of the boys/men -- which, again, at 11 is rape no matter what.)
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:22 AM
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7. You have a point.
I am willing to bet he didn't ask for her consent though.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:55 AM
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10. It's statutory. Apparently she was coached by a 16 y.o. girl.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:54 AM
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2. self-delete
Edited on Tue Sep-12-06 08:56 AM by MissMillie
(should have read more carefully)
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:20 AM
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5. What a piece of shit
Where do people like this come from? Stupid, ignorent and violent.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:32 AM
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8. Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth
That was the first thing i though. "What a piece of shit, dumbass." I guess i added the extranoun there, huh?
The Professor
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:21 AM
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6. wtf !
first, the guy was disturbed to begin with as evidenced by the fact that, there were "12, 13 or 14" other men and teens in his house "having sex" (his words not mine) and he thought nothing wrong with this?!

secondly, it's okay to rape an "adult" but not a teenage girl.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 09:54 AM
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9. I'm glad he put the rest of his chicken dinner in the fridge. It would
have been a shame to let it go to waste while all the rapin' was going on.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 10:00 AM
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11. There are SOOOO many things wrong with this article
Too many to count.
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 10:52 AM
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12. it gets worse......
there was an adult woman in the house as well. She knew what was going on and did nothing. WTF???? was it the usual gang bang night????? this is in my town, dammit. :sad:
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