Here’s How.

All quoted material comes from the New York Times Article by James C. McKinley, Jr.


The case has rocked this East Texas community to its core and left many residents in the working-class neighborhood where the attack took place with unanswered questions. Among them is, if the allegations are proved, how could their young men have been drawn into such an act?

The security department determined that a rape had taken place, but not on school property, and then handed the matter over to the police.

how could their young men have been drawn into such an act?

There the girl was ordered to disrobe and was sexually assaulted by several boys in the bedroom and bathroom. She was told she would be beaten if she did not comply, the affidavit said…They then went to the abandoned mobile home, where the assaults continued. Some of those present recorded the sexual acts on their telephones, and these later were shown among students.

They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.

“These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”

how could their young men have been drawn into such an act?

She didn’t act her age. She wore the clothes of a 20-year-old. She wrote explicit messages on her facebook page. She hung out with older boys.

SHE (is asking for it)

IS (asking for it)


And a community mourns the loss of their boys’ innocence.


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