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Alleged Conn. teen rape victim taunted on social media

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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bookingHARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — A 13-year-old girl who accused two high school football players of raping her is being taunted on social media, in a case very similar to one in Ohio that led to the rape conviction of two high school athletes over the weekend.

Two 18-year-old high school players in the state of Connecticut, Edgar Gonzalez and Joan Toribio, were charged Monday with felony second-degree sexual assault and other crimes last month in cases involving different 13-year-old girls. Toribio also was charged two weeks ago in another second-degree sexual assault case.

A state judge sealed details of the allegations from public view. Both teens have pleaded not guilty to all charges. The arrests were first reported by The Register Citizen newspaper.

At least one of the alleged victims has been taunted on social media by dozens of upset classmates, the newspaper reported. Students have called a girl a "whore" and bashed her for "snitching" and "ruining" the players' lives.

STORY: Steubenville rape case driven by social media

State prosecutor Terri Sonnemann declined to comment on the sexual assault cases and on whether authorities are investigating the online taunts.

Gonzalez's lawyer, J. Patten Brown III, said he hasn't seen the state's evidence yet, but has been told the charges allege consensual, but statutorily illegal, sex. He said Gonzalez is not making any admissions about having relations with the girl and intends to fight the charges.

"Oftentimes people are arrested and when all the facts come out they're different than what people assumed," Brown said.

A message was left Wednesday for Toribio's attorney, Charles Brower.

In the Ohio case, Attorney General Mike DeWine said the teen girl is being victimized by threats against her on Twitter and he demanded an end to such postings. The case bitterly divided the city and led to accusations of a cover-up to protect the athletes.

Police said little about the Connecticut accusations in news releases, except that Gonzalez and Toribio were arrested in connection with alleged sexual encounters with 13-year-old girls.

Toribio has posted $100,000 bail for the two sexual assault cases.

Gonzalez is being detained on $65,000 bail. He also has pleaded not guilty in an alleged robbery case from last year that remains pending.

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by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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Here, we go again. When are we going to start telling these jocks they are not gods?

jeweldragons
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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Maybe we should just ban football.  But then we'd have people calling for blood if that happened.  I don't think America's football is good anyway.  That sport has got to cause severe brain injuries being hit like they are hit in tackles, and other plays.  That's one thing I hate about schools in our country.  They act like sports are the only thing that matters when it comes to cutting funding.  That is just sick. How about we not give these two a trial.  Let's castrate them and then while they are slowly bleeding we hang them (only make the noose loose enough so they don't die right away)? 

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:43 PM

Poor girl. We really need to shift the blame of rape to the rapist and not the victim:/

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In the Ohio case, Attorney General Mike DeWine said the teen girl is being victimized by threats against her on Twitter and he demanded an end to such postings. The case bitterly divided the city and led to accusations of a cover-up to protect the athletes.

Let's hope the city is having a misunderstanding of some sort and there is not a cover-up to protect the athletes :/

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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM

re-read what you wrote

Quoting brookiecookie87:

Poor girl. We really need to shift the blame of rape to the victim and not the rapist :/

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In the Ohio case, Attorney General Mike DeWine said the teen girl is being victimized by threats against her on Twitter and he demanded an end to such postings. The case bitterly divided the city and led to accusations of a cover-up to protect the athletes.
Let's hope the city is having a misunderstanding of some sort and there is not a cover-up to protect the athletes :/


Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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sick fucks... nothing else really fits

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:49 PM

13 I mean really NOT sexually mature on any level to consent.

gigis1
by Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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Wow.. wtf people are just sick
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brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 12:01 AM

Haha. Thanks ><


Quoting glitterteaz:

re-read what you wrote



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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 12:02 AM

no prob I knew that was a mistake

Quoting brookiecookie87:

Haha. Thanks ><


Quoting glitterteaz:

re-read what you wrote




Goodwoman614
by Satan on Mar. 23, 2013 at 3:01 AM
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If ppl think Steubenville was some sort of aberration, they are wrong. This case is but one more in hundreds... Every year. High schools all across America. 

Last month I posted on the epidemic of sexual assaultson college campuses, & how the universities themselves act to shield, protect and excuse the rapist..and when they are not shoving them under the rug, ignoring or otherwise giving them the brushh off, the same universities take punitive action against the victim.

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