Man I feel for the girl only going to work and to have something like this happen to her, she will be affected for the rest of her live. If hes found guilty they should cut his B---s off, anyone who harms or even mentally abuses women are COWARDS.
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*** This post was edited by supermandl on 6/19/2001. ***
Hold on now... he's innocent until proven guilty. That's the way it works in this country, remember? I understand that the police likely have enough evidence to convict, or they wouldn't have arrested him, but one step at a time. Let's see how it ends up.
Trust me, I've counseled rape victims and I'm a strong advocate of victims' rights. However, it isn't right to start cutting off the guy's testicles until he has been convicted.
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I am going to try to be level-headed here and not sound like I'm being insensitive:
1] This saddens me a great deal. If this is true the girl will be scarred for the rest of her life. I hope in addition to any medical help that she also finds a good counselor to talk to. It can only help. I also hope she has the love and support of friends and family, too.
2] We do not know the whole story. Remember, folks, even though it is very likely he did do this ALL people are innocent until proven guilty. I certainly do NOT condone what he has allegedly done. And just because he has a shady past does not mean he is necessarily guilty in this case.
3] We need to let the courts do their work. The sad thing is that she'll have to testify to the details of the incident and that is like being violated a second time. All we can hope for is that truth prevails and that justice, whatever it may be, is served.
My first reaction to all of this is that the man IS innocent until proven guilty. We really can't say anything unless we sit on the jury and hear all the evidence. And even then it's difficuly. I've sat on jurys before. It's pretty hard to say that a person is guilty of something "beyond a reasonable doubt". Not matter what, personal opinion comes into play. Then again, if you have physical evidence, it isn't THAT difficult. We'll just have to wait and see on this one. The article did state that they weren't sure whether or not they knew each other prior.
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I agree with everyone else about the innocent until proven guilty, but if the man is guilty, I hope he gets locked up in the slammer for a while. The world isn't safe with these type of people. Lately, around half of the news is good, while the other half is bad, tragic stuff like this. Hopefully next year this will all change.
I agree their's nothing wrong with the word "testicles". It's a part on the male body and the word is found in the dictionary. But, I'm having trouble with this story because somehow I don't find it worthy of being reported on a national level. It's like watching your local news and they've got a story about a house fire in some other state. I feel bad for the people but really, it's not relevant to my life. This has absolutely nothing to do with rides and I think it's bad to connect one person's crime with a whole park experience.
I agree with Intamin Fan... this is not really relavant to the park. But was this a National story? The link above is to WLKY-TV out of Louisville Ky. Has it hit NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN? I can see the Goliath incident and the Boulderdash incident being reported nation wide. They were unusual to say the least. However, this is different. How many crimes like the one reported (and still being investigated) happen everyday in this country? Unless they are in your own area, you never hear about them. But like said above, the link came from WLKY-TV's site... that is a LOCAL site. Had I not been on Coasterbuzz, I would have never heard of this. I don't think this is sensationalism by the press... yet.
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