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Police: Boy forced into sex with mom
Associated Press/Yahoo ^ | 6 July 07 | BRIAN SKOLOFF

Posted on 07/06/2007 6:04:39 PM PDT by indcons

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Two teenagers were accused of gang raping a woman and forcing her 12-year-old son to join in the attack, then beating him and pouring cleaning solution into his eyes.

Authorities allege Avion Lawson, 14, and Nathan Walker, 16, were among a group of about 10 masked suspects who forced their way into the woman's apartment in a crime-ridden housing project the night of June 18.

The two were being held without bail Friday on suspicion of armed sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, sexual performance by a child, armed home invasion and aggravated battery. Both were arrested this week, but formal charges had not been filed. Authorities said the two would be charged as adults.

"Any rape case is horrible but this takes it to another level, something you can't think of even in your worst dreams," police spokesman Ted White said.

According to the police report, a man knocked on the woman's door at about 9 p.m. and told her he had a flat tire. The mother and son, whom police have not identified, went outside and were ambushed by a group of gun-wielding suspects.

The victims told police they were forced back into their home and beaten and sexually assaulted. According to authorities, the men raped, sodomized and beat the woman, then forced her son to participate in the assault at gunpoint, making him have sex with his mother in front of them.

The boy was then beaten and had numerous household cleaning liquids poured into his eyes, according to the police report.

The suspects also stole a few hundred dollars worth of cash and jewelry, White said.

White said more arrests were expected, but he would not say whether authorities had identified additional suspects. The teens in custody were not cooperating, but Lawson confessed to taking part in the attack, White said. Walker has denied involvement, White said.

DNA evidence in a condom found in the victims' home linked Lawson to the crime, police said. Investigators also say they found a palm print belonging to Walker at the scene.

The victims did not suffer life-threatening injuries and have been released from the hospital, White said.

"They're going through the county victim services for counseling," he said.

Lawson lived in Dunbar Village, the hardscrabble project where the attack occurred. Walker was apparently visiting a friend there, White said.

Authorities believe the suspects all knew each other from the neighborhood, but they don't think they knew the victims directly.

Prosecutors have 21 days from the time a suspect is arrested to formally file charges. Lawson was arrested Tuesday. Walker was arrested Thursday.

Walker made a first court appearance on Friday, after which his father, also named Nathan Walker, spoke briefly.

"My son has a good heart," the elder Walker said outside court. "I can't believe my son would do something like this. I don't teach my son violence so I don't understand."

Walker's attorney, Robert Gershman, said Friday he intended to enter a not guilty plea on behalf of his client once charges are formally filed. He would not comment further.

A telephone message left at the office of Lawson's public defender was not immediately returned.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crime; gettherope; hatecrime; mediabias; mediablackout; rape; rapists; westpalmbeach
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Horrific...the death penalty must be the mandatory minimum fo rape, especially in dastardly cases like this one.
1 posted on 07/06/2007 6:04:42 PM PDT by indcons
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To: indcons

I’ve read too many similar stories lately.


2 posted on 07/06/2007 6:06:36 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Can I cast the second stone?)
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To: indcons

They’ll be back on the streets in no time.


3 posted on 07/06/2007 6:07:42 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: indcons

what are the gun laws in this city? Just wondering if the city is keeping the victims unarmed so these punks can prey on them easily.


4 posted on 07/06/2007 6:08:20 PM PDT by squidward
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To: indcons

Time to feed the sharks.


5 posted on 07/06/2007 6:12:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: indcons

“Avion Lawson, 14, and Nathan Walker, 16”

SOB’S


6 posted on 07/06/2007 6:12:35 PM PDT by toldyou
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To: indcons

It takes a village...


7 posted on 07/06/2007 6:13:59 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: indcons

animals


8 posted on 07/06/2007 6:14:54 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: indcons

I can’t go along with that. Not for a fourteen year old. Hold him till he’s 18 and then make a decision then if the death penalty should be applied. Kids are fixable, IMO.


9 posted on 07/06/2007 6:17:10 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: DTogo

I want the village to stay away from me and my family. If not, I’m armed and will defend my home and my family to the death (preferrably the perps).


10 posted on 07/06/2007 6:17:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: indcons; All

The two accused teens, photo courtesy of WPBF-TV 25 ABC Palm Beach (www.wpbf.com).

Funny how the Associated Press coverage does not mention their race, yet if the two accused were white, it would be called a hate crime.

11 posted on 07/06/2007 6:18:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering '09 * Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Democrat * Fred in 2008)
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To: squidward
what are the gun laws in this city? Just wondering if the city is keeping the victims unarmed so these punks can prey on them easily.

The same as the rest of Florida, you can legally have a gun in your home without a license or registration. (as long as you're not a felon, mentally retarded, etc...)

Getting a license to carry is easy simple too
12 posted on 07/06/2007 6:18:08 PM PDT by WackySam
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To: indcons
Hmmm. Does anyone think they were Amish?
13 posted on 07/06/2007 6:18:54 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: indcons

What happened was utterly dispicable. However, I can’t support death penalty minimum for rape. Look at the Duke case.


14 posted on 07/06/2007 6:19:32 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: indcons
My son has a good heart," the elder Walker said outside court. "I can't believe my son would do something like this. I don't teach my son violence so I don't understand."

The crap pumped in his ears taught him different!

15 posted on 07/06/2007 6:20:20 PM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Both look like unrepentant goons. Somtimes, vigilante justice is far better than the traditional justice system. There’s no reason why these monsters shouldn’t hang from the nearest tree.


16 posted on 07/06/2007 6:20:58 PM PDT by indcons (My 2-step solution to stopping terrorism: defuse the bombs; deport the muslims.)
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To: mamelukesabre
"Kids are fixable"

In that case, maybe they should be 'fixed'!

17 posted on 07/06/2007 6:22:57 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: indcons

This was much, much more than rape, IMO. It was torture.

Death penalty.


18 posted on 07/06/2007 6:23:06 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: indcons
Listen to rap

Turn out like crap.

19 posted on 07/06/2007 6:23:16 PM PDT by llevrok (I voted for George Bush - not Jorge Arbusto.)
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To: mamelukesabre

I hope you have your flame retardant firmly applied.


20 posted on 07/06/2007 6:23:38 PM PDT by Orange1998 (4 Real)
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To: SALChamps03
Frankly, I don't think the comparison is accurate. The Duke players were accused of rape but were acquitted. Are you for the death penalty for convicted rapists? Just asking...
21 posted on 07/06/2007 6:23:38 PM PDT by indcons (My 2-step solution to stopping terrorism: defuse the bombs; deport the muslims.)
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To: indcons
"My son has a good heart," the elder Walker said outside court. "I can't believe my son would do something like this. I don't teach my son violence so I don't understand."

You're not the only one teaching your son, Mr. Walker!

22 posted on 07/06/2007 6:23:45 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one BYJ movie at a time! (http://www.byj.co.kr))
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To: mamelukesabre

No...if he was adult enough to commit such a despicable crime, he should hang like an adult.


23 posted on 07/06/2007 6:24:40 PM PDT by indcons (My 2-step solution to stopping terrorism: defuse the bombs; deport the muslims.)
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To: indcons

Well, except for our nation being one of laws, I guess. No one would complain if these kids had been shot dead in self defense. But a lynch mob is different. Lynch mobs are ugly and lawless and premeditated murder. There comes a time when this makes sense I suppose. But I’m not convinced that our system is so broken that we are at that point just yet.


24 posted on 07/06/2007 6:27:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Yea with a rope and a tree.


25 posted on 07/06/2007 6:28:12 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: indcons

The death penalty is too gentle and humane for these monsters. Lethal injection is what you do for a beloved but aging pen who is suffering with disease and old age. These monsters should experience the electric chair Phillippine style (electrocuted until you catch fire).


26 posted on 07/06/2007 6:28:48 PM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: mamelukesabre

Somw kids are fixable, that’s true. But are you sure these are children? Even so, assuming you’re right, how do you fix this? Some things aren’t fixable. Some people aren’t fixable.


27 posted on 07/06/2007 6:29:03 PM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: indcons

“I don’t teach my son violence so I don’t understand.”

Didn’t teach him anything about morality either.


28 posted on 07/06/2007 6:29:09 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: indcons

I agree did you hear today about the step fathers excuse about the two girls who kidnapped a 1 year old toddler? I am just wondering what in the hell is going on today in our society?


29 posted on 07/06/2007 6:31:10 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: rabscuttle385

oddly enough I’m not suprised.

Waiting for Jesse Jackson to make a statement that

1. It was George Bush’s fault

2. The white devil and the corporations made me do it.

3. We should give more money to inner city schools and bigger welfare checks.

have them dig their own graves and shoot them.


30 posted on 07/06/2007 6:31:26 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: sausageseller

What is it in the Bible? Something about bad company corrupting good morals. Maybe daddy should know who his kid is with if he is such a good young man.


31 posted on 07/06/2007 6:31:33 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

New sport for punk losers who need killin !

1911A1 vs 911.......


32 posted on 07/06/2007 6:32:36 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: indcons

Yeah they will be in society after 21, because they are juveniles and they didnt know what they were doing. I am sick and tired of this excuse. They should stay in prison for life or from the death penalty.


33 posted on 07/06/2007 6:33:30 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: squidward

Yep!


34 posted on 07/06/2007 6:33:55 PM PDT by sport
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To: mamelukesabre

These kids wouldn’t be fixable. Not when I got done with them, anyway.


35 posted on 07/06/2007 6:35:07 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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To: mamelukesabre
Kids are fixable, IMO.

Well, maybe in your opinion...but these "kids" are obviously no longer "kids"....they're premeditating home invading, raping, torturing animals, who'd apparently reached puberty.

They are beyond salvation...oh, and they're not "kids".

36 posted on 07/06/2007 6:35:23 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: WackySam; squidward

Poor blacks seem to have the opinion that guns attract crime. I suppose this could be true in a community where nobody has anything and everyone is jealous of everyone else. If one person gets something the others don’t have, it dissapears in the middle of the night.

I’ve been told this is how it is in mexico too...and one of the reasons the mexicans don’t want to be there.


37 posted on 07/06/2007 6:35:28 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: indcons
Death is the only reasonable punishment possible for these beasts.

More and more I find myself believing the only way to get justice is to seek it personally. The state isn’t interested in justice, only crowd control.

All men need to STRONGLY consider taking a stand and putting animals like these down before they hurt any other innocents.

38 posted on 07/06/2007 6:35:50 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: WackySam

However, read the story again. See the reference to “housing project”? It may be that HUD has guidelines restricting or prohibiting (unfortunately) gun ownership by residents.


39 posted on 07/06/2007 6:36:18 PM PDT by rudy45
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To: mamelukesabre
Kids are fixable, IMO.

Yes, I can see a lifetime of stable, positive contributions to society from these two, lol.

40 posted on 07/06/2007 6:37:00 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Squantos

Squantos...your tag line....Tie these bastards behind a truck, and around the ankle, drive till there is nothing left. Some things insult us by breathing the same airas anything else on our planet.


41 posted on 07/06/2007 6:37:57 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: rabscuttle385
Funny how the Associated Press coverage does not mention their race, yet if the two accused were white, it would be called a hate crime.

Why would it be called a "hate crime"?

Were the victims intentionally selected because of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity etc?

42 posted on 07/06/2007 6:40:07 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: rabscuttle385

They don't look very sorry.

43 posted on 07/06/2007 6:40:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (JOIN THE NRA: https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp)
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To: indcons
The Duke players were accused of rape but were acquitted.

No. They were falsely accused and the charges were dropped. Acquittal means they actually stood trial on the charges. The charges were fabrications of a drug addled prostitute and an ambitious district attorney playing the race card to get re-elected.

44 posted on 07/06/2007 6:40:44 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: indcons
"My son has a good heart," the elder Walker said outside court.

No. Your son is a disgusting sub-human beast.

45 posted on 07/06/2007 6:41:17 PM PDT by Doohickey (Giuliani: Brokeback Republican)
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‘Funny how the Associated Press coverage does not mention their race, yet if the two accused were white, it would be called a hate crime.’

Attention Idiot!

This is a horrific crime. Apparently Black on Black. Personally I believe they should be executed regardless of age.

However, when the Winkler woman shot her husband I don’t recall (and rightly so} a mention of her race.

Wanna go back to the good ole days when any black was identified regardless of the nature of the offense?


46 posted on 07/06/2007 6:42:17 PM PDT by TheInvisibleMan
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To: Myrddin

You’re right. However, I still don’t think the comparison between these monsters and the Duke players is a valid one.


47 posted on 07/06/2007 6:42:26 PM PDT by indcons (My 2-step solution to stopping terrorism: defuse the bombs; deport the muslims.)
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"My son has a good heart," the elder Walker said outside court. "I can't believe my son would do something like this. I don't teach my son violence so I don't understand."

Every one of the punk thugs that get arrested in Cincinnati, they trot the Mom out to a microphone to announce that her son "Would never do this. He's a good boy and he's turning his life around"...and the liberals swallow it, hook, line and sinker.

If nothing else, the thugs have learned to play liberals like a freakin fiddle.

48 posted on 07/06/2007 6:44:56 PM PDT by libs_kma (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: mamelukesabre
Kids are fixable, IMO.

They need a .40 caliber fix, just behind the ear.

L

49 posted on 07/06/2007 6:45:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Comparing moderate islam to extremist islam is like comparing small pox to ebola.)
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To: indcons
However, I still don’t think the comparison between these monsters and the Duke players is a valid one.

It's not a valid comparison. The Duke players committed no crime. These animals committed rape, sodomy and assault at gun point. There are victims, forensic evidence and two clearly identified suspects. There is no comparison at all.

50 posted on 07/06/2007 6:46:54 PM PDT by Myrddin
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