'Friends' Shoot Video of Girl's Rape: Prosecutors
Florida teenager's assault was recorded and shown in court
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2014 4:04 PM CST
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(Newser) – Last month, a story emerged from Florida about a 16-year-old girl allegedly raped by people she thought were her friends. Now a cell phone video of the attack has emerged, and it's horrible to see, CBS Miami reports. Prosecutors used the video in court to show how the girl had been dragged on the ground and beaten. "They don’t like this girl," a man is heard saying, and a woman responds, "I told you we were gonna f— somebody up." When the attackers give their victim a breather, a woman is heard saying they should let her go, but a man says she has to stay and perform a sex act.

In court, the victim said she was smoking marijuana and drinking beer with friends on a November night when one of her girlfriends Maced and attacked her, the Sun-Sentinel reports. The victim was then beaten, forced to have sex with Jayvon Woolfork, 19, and spat on when she left the Hollywood, Fla., house. "I just don't ever want to see them again," she told police. "I thought they were my friends." All five suspects, ages ranging from 16 to 19, have pleaded not guilty on two charges of kidnapping and two charges of armed sexual battery. The lawyer of 18-year-old Lanel Singleton, who shot the video, argued that Singleton should be tried separately because he was only a "bystander," but the judge chose to rule at a later date, NBC Miami reports. Click to see the video, but be warned, it's hard to watch.

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westword6
Jan 14, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Do the Russians still have a Siberian gulag ? If so, turn these little monsters over to the Russians for "corrective punishment". Hard labor at 50 below zero.
Jerman
Jan 13, 2014 11:33 AM CST
There is no such thing as a bystander in a rape. Failure to intervene should incur the same sentence as the rapist and kidnappers.
dukebravo
Jan 13, 2014 7:20 AM CST
Man, execute the lot of those cockroaches. Incorrigible scum