NY Daily News – A gang sex assault of a mentally challenged girl was “consensual” because the attackers also have low IQs, Long Island police say.
The Nassau County police abruptly dropped the case of three ninth-grade boys who allegedly attacked a mentally challenged Manhattan girl during science class because her attackers’ own mental deficiencies, along with the victim’s, made it “not something for us to get into,” the Daily News has learned.
On May 8, two boys forced the 15-year-old girl to perform oral sex, then attempted to anally sodomize her, while another boy banged her on the head at the Martin De Porres Academy, a school for special-needs kids and juvenile delinquents in Elmont, says her attorney. When the girl returned home that night, “she was quiet and very sad looking” and had blood on her panties, her heartbroken mother told The News. The next day, the school’s social worker called. “She said my daughter was sexually assaulted,” the mother said. So she took her daughter to the hospital, where staffers called police.
Unbeknownst to the mother, weeks later school administrators asked the Nassau County police to drop the case.
“The school administration request (sic) no further police action and will handle additional behavioral and social issues with traning (sic) and additional counseling,” reads the case report by Detective Beth McKenzie, which the mother’s attorney, Madeline Lee Bryer, provided to The News.
“I’m very upset about that,” said the mother, her voice shaking as she struggled to hold back tears. “The school . . . acted as if nothing happened.”
Police didn’t tell the mother the case had been closed until September, said Bryer. They filed a lawsuit against the school in Manhattan Supreme Court Jan. 10. Nassau County Police Department spokeswoman Jean DeLuca told The News detectives decided to drop their investigation after determining “it was more of a consensual situation with their mental capabilities.” But Bryer shot back that the girl, identified in court papers as K.J., has an IQ of about 50 and “did not have the capacity to consent.”
During an hour-long interview with detectives, Bryer said the girl also told detectives her attackers ignored her pleas of “no” and “stop.” The boy who banged K.J. on the head “was making sure she couldn’t get out,” the mother added.
A law-enforcement source said cops had interviewed the boys, who claimed K.J. was the aggressor. DeLuca said police deemed the incident “more a failure to suppress these kids” on the school’s part than a crime. “It was not something you could arrest someone for,” said DeLuca
Chris Munzing, spokesman for Nassau County district attorney’s office, said the office was aware of the incident at the time but referred questions to the police. De Porres declined to comment to The News, but says on its website one teacher in the room during the attack was fired and that it “cooperated fully with detectives from Nassau County.”
Studies have shown that 80 percent of developmentally disabled women have been the victims of sexual assault, but the vast majority of them aren’t prosecuted because the victims’ perceived lack of credibility.
I had to do it again and give you the entire article. No way this could just be summed up. I almost didn’t believe the title when I first saw it, then I got to reading the article and was blown away. This fuckin’ school really defended these kids and requested that the case be dropped because they were all mentally challenged. Umm, hello, newsflash you fucks, but rape is rape. I don’t care how mentally challenged you are there has to be a point where you understand right and wrong. I personally know a couple of mentally challenged individuals- no not a joke, true story- and they know right from wrong. They may not know other things, and be able to care for themselves 100%, but they know when they’re doing something wrong, like violently forcing themselves on a female classmate.
And if you really want to completely eliminate them from the wrong doing then the school needs to be 100% sued for all they’re worth by the victims family. Typically I’m always against lawsuits, I just find them worthless for the most part. Like when people sue because they spilled hot coffee on themselves from Dunkin Donuts. That shit’s stupid to me. But suing the school for irresponsibly caring for your special needs daughter which resulted in her rape? Lawsuit every fuckin’ time. Winner, winner every fuckin’ time. Get out of here with, ‘the one teacher in the room during the attack was fired.’ Uh, so you mean to tell me there was a teacher in the room when 2 students forced blow jobs and tried to sodomize this broad, and they couldn’t stop it from happening a little sooner? Maybe like when the chick’s head disappeared under the desk, or when she was yelling, ‘no’ and ‘stop.’
If I’m the judge I’m awarding the victim whatever she’s sues for. You want Bill Gates money? You want to swim in gold coins like Scrooge McDuck? You got it. Just don’t spend it all in one place.
PS, If the ratio of mentally challenged individuals in a rape case are anything like math, then the mentally challenged thing should cancel each other out and now you’re just dealing with a rape case. Kind of like if a norm raped another norm they wouldn’t throw it out because they were both norms. They cancel out. Only way you throw it out the case is if a mentally challenged individual raped a norm. Then you’d have to blame it on the norm for not being smart enough to get away and ward off the situation. Kind of had what was coming to them.