Teens: Why We Didn't Help Steubenville Rape Victim
Police video reveals why they held back
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – New video has emerged of police interviewing teenagers who saw the Steubenville rape victim getting more and more drunk before she was attacked, ABC News reports. "I could tell that she was gradually getting more drunk and worse throughout the night,” said 16-year-old Farrah Marcino. “Just, like, that she couldn’t, like, she didn’t walk." Anthony Craig, 18, described her as "a mess" and said she "wasn't responding."

But no one stopped her from leaving the party with her convicted rapists, Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond—even though, Craig said, she was passed out and carried away. "She wanted to go with Trent," he said. "Like, we just kept trying to tell her: ‘You don’t want to do this. You don’t want to go with them.' I just let her do what she want[ed], which I understand was wrong." Ohio's district attorney seems to agree: He's convening a grand jury to investigate whether charges can be filed against teens who failed to report the attack.

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EricShultz
Mar 25, 2013 10:48 PM CDT
Ivan, it isn't a crime to let people make their own decisions. It is a crime to watch an underage girl get dragged from party to party while her vagina is repeatedly penetrated by other peoples digits.
lvan
Mar 24, 2013 1:35 PM CDT
Are you fucking shitting me?! It's a crime to let people make their own decisions?! F()ck this! I'm migrating right back to Soviet Russia.
mind_riot
Mar 24, 2013 9:01 AM CDT
I can sum up there interview in three words " because were scum ".