TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The father of a girl police say was gang-raped at a party by at least five men is defending three of them, saying they tried to get his daughter out of the apartment where she was attacked but were stymied by others who held them at gunpoint.
"These three had nothing to do with nothing; I don't know why they locked them up," the father said of Gregory Leary, 20; Timear Lewis, 19; and a 17-year-old whom authorities have not identified because of his age.
"My daughter said these guys were trying to help her," the father said.
In all, five men and boys have been arrested on suspicion of raping the girl. The other suspects are ages 13 and 14.
Leary's lawyer suggested Thursday in court that the child had been pressured to make up the story.
I have a lot of thoughts on the matter.
First, what sort of dude can get it up with a gun to his head while looking at a 7 YEAR OLD GIRL? If you can get it up for a 7 year old girl, you have problems and need to be locked up away from the general population.
Secondly, even if it were 'consentual', she is 7 and cannot consent to sex. The father is horrible for even standing up for anyone other than his daughter. I suppose she got a clear look at who isn't her advocate.
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:36 PM on Apr. 8, 2010