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View Diary: What a difference a year makes -- Steubenville 2013 vs. Maryville 2012 (10 comments)

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  •  Actually, from news reports: (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, Tonedevil, Lujane
    To date, one person has received a conviction — a 15-year-old who admitted to raping the 13-year-old in Mr. Barnett’s basement that night. He was adjudicated in juvenile court by Judge Roger Prokes, where he was handed over to the Department of Youth Services and will have to register as a sex offender until he is 21.
    Still facing a class A misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child, Mr. Barnett is scheduled to appear in court on April 17 [2012]. No charges remain against Mr. Zech.
    The misdemeanor could have brought a sentence of up to a year but I don't see anything about the ultimate disposition.

    It does sound similar in several ways to the Steubenville case, right down to the claim that one of the victims was dumped on her parents' lawn. In the Missouri case, unlike Steubenville, it appears that claim was true. Revolting.

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