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May 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three high school athletes who had sex with a retarded 17-year-old girl wrongly took advantage of her, but that does not constitute forcible sex, a state appeals court ruled. The court overturned three men's convictions on the charge of sexual assault by force or coercion, while leaving in place other charges involving sex with a "mentally defective person." The girl was penetrated with a baseball bat, broom handle and stick by the boys.
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July 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three former high school athletes convicted in 1993 of sexually assaulting a mentally retarded girl in 1989 have been imprisoned after losing a long battle to overturn their convictions. The men, now college graduates, were teenagers in Glen Ridge, N.J., when they lured the victim to a basement and sexually assaulted her with a broom and a baseball bat as schoolmates watched.
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March 17, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury convicted three men of sexually assaulting a mentally retarded teen-ager, ruling that she was incapable of giving informed consent to sex. A fourth defendant was convicted of a lesser charge. After a five-month trial and eight days of deliberations, the jury in Newark, N.J., found that Christopher Archer and fraternal twins Kevin and Kyle Scherzer sexually assaulted the woman, who has an IQ of 64 and the social skills of an 8-year-old.
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May 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three high school athletes who had sex with a retarded 17-year-old girl wrongly took advantage of her, but that does not constitute forcible sex, a state appeals court ruled. The court overturned three men's convictions on the charge of sexual assault by force or coercion, while leaving in place other charges involving sex with a "mentally defective person." The girl was penetrated with a baseball bat, broom handle and stick by the boys.
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August 10, 1996 | Associated Press
A crack cocaine user has confessed to raping and strangling four prostitutes during sex-for-drugs exchanges, police said. A prostitute who managed to escape after being raped was able to identify Anthony Balaam, 31, of Trenton, they said. Balaam met his victims before dawn beginning in October 1994 within two miles of his home, officers said.
NEWS
July 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three former high school athletes convicted in 1993 of sexually assaulting a mentally retarded girl in 1989 have been imprisoned after losing a long battle to overturn their convictions. The men, now college graduates, were teenagers in Glen Ridge, N.J., when they lured the victim to a basement and sexually assaulted her with a broom and a baseball bat as schoolmates watched.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Billings, Mont., on Thursday to protest a local judge's light sentence for a rapist whose teenage victim killed herself. State District Judge G. Todd Baugh, 71, gained national notoriety this week after sentencing former high school teacher Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, to a month in prison for raping a 14-year-old student. The rest of Rambold's 15-year sentence was suspended, which means he would serve his term outside of prison. The crowd gathered Thursday to call for Baugh's resignation as well as a review of the sentence after his comments that the teen was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her teacher was. "We need to remove the judge from office, we need justice, and we need to move forward," said Marian Bradley, state president of the Montana National Organization for Women, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
NATIONAL
August 29, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly lying seven times to the FBI about what happened to Tsarnaev's laptop computer and backpack containing fireworks. Robel K. Phillipos of Cambridge, Mass., was charged with two counts of making false and misleading statements about a purported attempt by two other friends to get rid of the incriminating evidence in the April terrorist attack that claimed three lives.
NEWS
June 16, 2002 | SHARON COHEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
After A.B. Butler Jr. was cleared of rape and freed from prison two years ago, the state of Texas granted him a pardon and gave him a check for its mistake. The value of 16 years behind bars: About $4.60 a day. The check totaled $27,854 for more than a third of his life wasted, while his parents died and his marriage collapsed. "It should have been more and it could have been more," sighs Butler, a 47-year-old construction worker. "But I just look at it as a blessing that I'm free."
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August 10, 1996 | Associated Press
A crack cocaine user has confessed to raping and strangling four prostitutes during sex-for-drugs exchanges, police said. A prostitute who managed to escape after being raped was able to identify Anthony Balaam, 31, of Trenton, they said. Balaam met his victims before dawn beginning in October 1994 within two miles of his home, officers said.
NEWS
March 17, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury convicted three men of sexually assaulting a mentally retarded teen-ager, ruling that she was incapable of giving informed consent to sex. A fourth defendant was convicted of a lesser charge. After a five-month trial and eight days of deliberations, the jury in Newark, N.J., found that Christopher Archer and fraternal twins Kevin and Kyle Scherzer sexually assaulted the woman, who has an IQ of 64 and the social skills of an 8-year-old.
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