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To: Teacher317
I have a problem with the women NOT going to the police or a hospital to report the rape, THEN, when it is all he said/she said, alleging what is, after all, a serious offense.


27 posted on 02/19/2004 7:00:39 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Judith Anne
I have a problem with the women NOT going to the police or a hospital to report the rape, THEN, when it is all he said/she said, alleging what is, after all, a serious offense.

That confuses me about the article. In it they claim that Barnett responded to her “complaint” by saying he would back his player 100% if she took it forward in the criminal process, etc.

Why would you bring a rape complaint to the attention of a football coach? There’s really not much he can do IMO. It’s not his place to determine guilt or sentence someone for it. He can “investigate” in a cursory manner, I suppose. He could question the person(s) involved, assuming they want to cooperate, but they could just as easily tell him to pound sand and he has no legal authority to do anything meaningful about it.

He certainly has no authority to arrest or detain. I don’t believe he can file criminal charges on behalf of a third party… at least not in this case.

It seems to me you’d go to the PD and fill out a report. They’ll handle it from there. The coach can support the player(s) or not, but he’s not in a position to call any shots regarding a criminal investigation.

I have quite a few questions that are unanswered by this particular article.

39 posted on 02/19/2004 7:29:52 AM PST by Who dat?
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