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Post by Didgee on Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:12 am

A man convicted of raping a drunk, handcuffed and blindfolded teenage girl has had his conviction quashed after historical text messages between the pair surfaced.

Ian Edward Hitchcock was found guilty in 2015 of raping a 13-year-old girl he took to his home when he was 26 years old.

Hitchcock was also charged with sexually violating a second girl, who was 14 years old at the time, but was convicted of a lesser charge of unlawful sexual connection with a young person after the jury was unable to agree on the sexual violation charge.

Hitchcock was also convicted of supplying cannabis to the two teenagers, as well as a third victim, as well as attempting to pervert the course of justice by setting up Facebook pages to try to get the girls to change their testimony.


https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123131585/rape-conviction-quashed-after-old-text-messages-create-doubt


For goodness sake, she is 13 and cannot consent. What is wrong with the US criminal system in some states?

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Post by Syl on Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:25 am

Is the law in the US different to the UK.
Here it is classed as rape whether the minor consented or not.

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Post by Maddog on Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:47 am

Didgee wrote:A man convicted of raping a drunk, handcuffed and blindfolded teenage girl has had his conviction quashed after historical text messages between the pair surfaced.

Ian Edward Hitchcock was found guilty in 2015 of raping a 13-year-old girl he took to his home when he was 26 years old.

Hitchcock was also charged with sexually violating a second girl, who was 14 years old at the time, but was convicted of a lesser charge of unlawful sexual connection with a young person after the jury was unable to agree on the sexual violation charge.

Hitchcock was also convicted of supplying cannabis to the two teenagers, as well as a third victim, as well as attempting to pervert the course of justice by setting up Facebook pages to try to get the girls to change their testimony.


https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123131585/rape-conviction-quashed-after-old-text-messages-create-doubt


For goodness sake, she is 13 and cannot consent. What is wrong with the US criminal system in some states?

Pssssst.

This happened in Kiwi Land.

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Post by Didgee on Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:13 am

Maddog wrote:
Didgee wrote:A man convicted of raping a drunk, handcuffed and blindfolded teenage girl has had his conviction quashed after historical text messages between the pair surfaced.

Ian Edward Hitchcock was found guilty in 2015 of raping a 13-year-old girl he took to his home when he was 26 years old.

Hitchcock was also charged with sexually violating a second girl, who was 14 years old at the time, but was convicted of a lesser charge of unlawful sexual connection with a young person after the jury was unable to agree on the sexual violation charge.

Hitchcock was also convicted of supplying cannabis to the two teenagers, as well as a third victim, as well as attempting to pervert the course of justice by setting up Facebook pages to try to get the girls to change their testimony.


https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123131585/rape-conviction-quashed-after-old-text-messages-create-doubt


For goodness sake, she is 13 and cannot consent. What is wrong with the US criminal system in some states?

Pssssst.

This happened in Kiwi Land.  

My mistake and thanks for pointing that out mate

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