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Athens man arrested for beating teen he caught showering with stepdaughter
www.onlineathens.com ^ | 3/27/14 | 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 man’s home on Creekstone Drive. Ward’s arrest came after his own 911 call to report that teens were in his apartment, according to police. When officers arrived they spoke with Ward’s 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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TOPICS: Society
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.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 8:00:21 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

He needs a medal and the daughter needs, eh em, discipline...


2 posted on 03/28/2014 8:01:26 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: armydawg505

3 posted on 03/28/2014 8:02:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505

The media are going full bore on this “teen” stuff, aren’t they?


4 posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: armydawg505

I agree. And then I’d give a whupping to the step daughter and take away all her privileges.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:17 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: armydawg505

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.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 8:03:37 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: armydawg505

Yeah, I can’t blame the guy. I probably would have gone ballistic, too. I hope the jury is understanding.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: armydawg505

Not guilty.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: armydawg505

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.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 8:07:08 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: armydawg505

Sorry, dawg505. “Free Republic membership” would instantly bar you from such a jury.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 8:08:29 AM PDT by golux
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To: armydawg505

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?


11 posted on 03/28/2014 8:08:33 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: armydawg505

Jury nullification is the only hope for this guy, because we all know the DA and the Judge won’t toss the case.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 8:08:36 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: armydawg505

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.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 8:09:15 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Thorliveshere

It would depend on how severe the beating wouldn’t it?


14 posted on 03/28/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: armydawg505

I imagine that daughter will have limited privileges and even less trust for the next couple years.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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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."

16 posted on 03/28/2014 8:14:30 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: armydawg505

Can’t say I blame him.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 8:21:36 AM PDT by csvset
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To: PoloSec

Yep, make the crime fit the punishment


18 posted on 03/28/2014 8:25:50 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: armydawg505

At least he didn’t shoot him!


19 posted on 03/28/2014 8:26:54 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: armydawg505

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.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 8:28:03 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 (R"A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: armydawg505

He didn’t get shot!

I think the actions of the father were prudent in this matter.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 8:28:04 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: dfwgator

I miss Al Bundy.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 8:28:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: armydawg505

Father of the year.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 8:41:49 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: armydawg505

If I were on the jury, I’d certainly be voting not guilty.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: dfwgator

Thanks, wife and I had a good laugh over that one!


25 posted on 03/28/2014 8:49:00 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: dfwgator

My favorite show!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 8:50:07 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: armydawg505

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.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 8:53:57 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: armydawg505

NOT GUILTY..


28 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?)
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To: blueunicorn6

Probably us. I’m sure Child Protective Services is working overtime to break this family up. It’s what they do.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 9:09:52 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: armydawg505

Should have kicked the young man’s ass out the door naked. Let the boy explain that to mom.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 9:51:14 AM PDT by vc79 (LIBs)
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To: armydawg505

Back in the day, it would have been expected of the dad to do this.

Kids will be kids...and dads will be dads.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 10:00:19 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: dfwgator
Hahahahahahahaha-


32 posted on 03/28/2014 10:23:33 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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Yeah, I can’t 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.

33 posted on 03/28/2014 10:35:49 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: DBrow

I wonder if the boy will be charged with immoral behavior with a minor?

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Nope. They were both 16, which (if this is Athens Georgia) is the age of consent.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

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.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 11:38:32 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: armydawg505
assaulting a teen who he caught showering with his stepdaughter

The boy is not his responsibility, the stepdaughter is.

36 posted on 03/28/2014 12:30:00 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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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?

37 posted on 03/28/2014 1:30:41 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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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.

38 posted on 03/28/2014 2:20:33 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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