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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:06 PM

Teen rapist gets zero jail time because the judge was impressed with his athletic 'talents'

A New Zealand teenager who admitted to raping a 14-year-old girl won’t be able to erase the charges from his record, but that’s the only punishment he’ll receive, according to the New Zealand news outlet Stuff.

The rape allegedly took place during a school trip where the teen was drinking alcohol with the 14-year-old victim ... During a party 5 months later, the teen was kissing another girl who this time was his own age. When he tried to forcibly remove her clothes, the girl tried to resist him and he forced her to perform oral sex and then raped her on the hood of a car.

The teenager, who is now 18 and was not identified by name, has plans to become a “professional sportsman” and has already “represented New Zealand on the world stage.” After the judge learned of his athletic accomplishments, it apparently contributed to his decision to allow the teen to avoid jail time.

“You are an avid and talented sportsman, having competed at a high-level and that includes representing New Zealand overseas,” Judge Tony Fitzgerald reportedly said. “Your goal is to be a professional sportsman and compete internationally. References provided tell of your outstanding talent and your potential bright future.” Judge Fitzgerald gave the teen credit for his “talents,” the remorse he allegedly showed, his participation in a rehabilitation course, the 200 hours of community service he completed, and his lack of a criminal past.

Ultimately, the teen’s only punishment will be a blemish on his record.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/teen-rapist-gets-zero-jail-time-because-the-judge-was-impressed-with-his-athletic-talents/

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:11 PM

1. You know, it's about time the "judges" give rape victims a dirty, rusty old knife...

...and let them make the punishment call.

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:26 PM

2. I have no words.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:34 PM

3. As horrific at this is

it is good to know that the USA doesn't have a monopoly on this kind of horror.

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