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Athens man arrested for beating teen he caught showering with stepdaughter
| Joe Johnson
Posted on 03/28/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT by armydawg505
Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a man on Tuesday for assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter. Police charged Clinton Antonio Ward, 49, with battery, and first- and third-degree cruelty to children for the assault at the mans home on Creekstone Drive. Wards arrest came after his own 911 call to report that teens were in his apartment, according to police. When officers arrived they spoke with Wards 16-year-old stepdaughter, who said Ward was not home when she and her boyfriend, also 16, went into the shower, police said.
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KEYWORDS: excellentfather; indecencywithaminor; parentalrights; teensex; underagesex
Damn right, I would have done the very same thing. Here we have a black man stepping up trying to be a good father and he gets arrested. I wish I could be on any jury if he is tried, I would never vote to convict him for this.
He needs a medal and the daughter needs, eh em, discipline...
posted on 03/28/2014 8:02:07 AM PDT
The media are going full bore on this “teen” stuff, aren’t they?
posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:06 AM PDT
(The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
I agree. And then I’d give a whupping to the step daughter and take away all her privileges.
When you’re 16, doing stupid sh!t like that is the price of of your hormones. You take the risk; if you get caught you take the punishment. Boy got what he deserved.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:37 AM PDT
(Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
Yeah, I can’t blame the guy. I probably would have gone ballistic, too. I hope the jury is understanding.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT
posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT
Yep. This guy’s a hero. He should demand a trial before a jury of his peers instead of letting some progressive jackass of a judge sentence him.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT
by Dr. Thorne
("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
Sorry, dawg505. “Free Republic membership” would instantly bar you from such a jury.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT
Only the collective can be the arbiter of morality. The dad learned a lesson from teh collective /s
I wonder if the boy will be charged with immoral behavior with a minor? Think they ran a rape kit on the girl as evidence of statutory?
posted on 03/28/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT
Jury nullification is the only hope for this guy, because we all know the DA and the Judge won’t toss the case.
Geez...for what he is facing he might as well went ahead and beat the kid to death.
Does not sound as if the beating was to bad, no report of the kid going to the hospital.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:09:15 AM PDT
( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
It would depend on how severe the beating wouldn’t it?
posted on 03/28/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT
(We are finished)
I imagine that daughter will have limited privileges and even less trust for the next couple years.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT
("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
To: armydawg505; All
as jury foreman: "not gulity, on all counts; your honor"..and please
tell the (incompetent) DA to...Go To Hell!
we shall see the DA and Judge @ the ballot box."
posted on 03/28/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT
(The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
posted on 03/28/2014 8:21:36 AM PDT
Yep, make the crime fit the punishment
posted on 03/28/2014 8:25:50 AM PDT
(Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
At least he didn’t shoot him!
posted on 03/28/2014 8:26:54 AM PDT
(Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
If the step-daughter comes up pregnant, who gets to take care of her and the baby? Why, that will be step-daddy. Or us.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:28:03 AM PDT
(R"A crack shot and a good dancer")
He didn’t get shot!
I think the actions of the father were prudent in this matter.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:28:35 AM PDT
(Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
posted on 03/28/2014 8:41:49 AM PDT
(Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
If I were on the jury, I’d certainly be voting not guilty.
posted on 03/28/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT
(What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
Thanks, wife and I had a good laugh over that one!
posted on 03/28/2014 8:49:00 AM PDT
(Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
The stepdad looks like a big dude - not someone to mess with.
Both 16-year-olds should’ve known better. The stepdad may have roughed up the 16yo boy, but apparently not very seriously.
posted on 03/28/2014 9:05:20 AM PDT
by SECURE AMERICA
(Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
Probably us. I’m sure Child Protective Services is working overtime to break this family up. It’s what they do.
posted on 03/28/2014 9:09:52 AM PDT
(Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
Should have kicked the young man’s ass out the door naked. Let the boy explain that to mom.
posted on 03/28/2014 9:51:14 AM PDT
Back in the day, it would have been expected of the dad to do this.
Kids will be kids...and dads will be dads.
posted on 03/28/2014 10:00:19 AM PDT
(I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:33 AM PDT
("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
Yeah, I cant blame the guy. I probably would have gone ballistic, too. I hope the jury is understanding.
Ballistic, hey, if the guy escaped with just an ass whipping, he should consider himself lucky to be alive.
On the other hand, if the Dad was a mooselimb, he'd have stoned his daughter to death.
posted on 03/28/2014 10:35:49 AM PDT
by USS Alaska
(Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
I wonder if the boy will be charged with immoral behavior with a minor?
Nope. They were both 16, which (if this is Athens Georgia) is the age of consent.
posted on 03/28/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT
Age of consent with parental approval, or age of consent? I many states there is a difference.
If it’s 16, no parent, then the dad can be in trouble since he was not protecting his daughter from a crime.
posted on 03/28/2014 11:38:32 AM PDT
assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter
The boy is not his responsibility, the stepdaughter is.
posted on 03/28/2014 12:30:00 PM PDT
(Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
Sorry, dawg505. Free Republic membership would instantly bar you from such a jury.
I was once preemptively excused from jury duty by the defense lawyer.
It was a date rape case. The lawyer asked a few questions and learned that I was a former Marine, Vietnam veteran and father of three teenaged girls.
I just do not understand why he wanted me off the jury?
To: DBrow; dmz
Sixteen is the straight-up age of consent in Georgia, unless you're married, in which case there is no minimum age of consent.
If one of the participants is over sixteen but under nineteen, and no more than four years older than the other participant, the crime drops from a felony to a misdemeanor.
posted on 03/28/2014 2:20:33 PM PDT
(Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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