Skip to comments.Police investigating Comic-Con cosplay assault, photographer arrested
Posted on 07/31/2014 12:00:43 AM PDT by blueplum
A 29-year-old cosplay photographer was arrested Sunday morning at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina hotel in connection with the discovery of a bloodied and unconscious 17-year-old cosplayer in town for San Diego Comic-Con.
Justin Kalior was arrested early Sunday morning, July 27, in the hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive, police told Polygon. He was booked into San Diego County Jail later that day on charges of sexual contact with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a police press release. Kalior was not charged with assault and police have not clarified if they are looking for another suspect in the case, saying only that the investigation is ongoing.
The girl, who turned 17 Sunday and whose name is being withheld to protect her identity, has regained consciousness but is still hospitalized.
Kalior told Polygon that he is friends with the victim and that...
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Weyer said she and her husband want to make sure everyone who may have been involved is caught.
Somebody knows something and theyre just not saying it. I just want them to come forward. Be brave, Weyer said.
add'l article: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Comic-Con-San-Diego-Attack-Cosplayer-Harbor-Drive-269218791.html
I wish her a speedy recovery. That environment is fun, but very sketchy for a newly hatched 17 yr old on her own. Too sexualized, especially if she’s been drinking. Parents should rethink her last year under their guidance.
The comic-con logo is the eye of horus.
I’m sorry for the little girl’s suffering - NO father should let their little ones attend this satanic event.
While I'll say that no father should let his daughter go out in public dressed in that outfit...
...don't you think calling Comic-Con "satanic" and making up ridiculous stories about its logo goes a tad too far?
It's a convention for pop-culture nerds, and those that look to market to them. It's a celebration of light entertainment. Granted, these days most things coming out of Hollywood are morally skanky, but not everything.
You argue like a liberal:
1. I did not say “everything” - you paint wrongly.
2. Just because you don’t see it - it is not ridiculous.
Go. Educate yourself. The eye of horus and 666 signs INFEST today’s music & vids.
It’s like a Rush “montage”. It’s there.
I can only hope that this will discourage “cosplay” at these events. Conventions have distorted from a few hundred nerds and dealers into huge multimedia events—SDCC might as well be Coachella with Halloween costumes.
About ten years ago so, a girl was groped at a con I was at. She was in or near a hot tub at the time, alone, in swimwear at a convention with several thousand guys—as in there were lines at the guys bathroom and maybe four to eight women at most in the women’s—and she was groped (unwanted physical contact) by one jerk in the hot tub. That’s just plain stupid and careless. One blogger (female) tried to turn this into “Hey, we have a CRISIS on our hands! Women are getting assaulted at cons!”.
Quite frankly, you’d just hope people would use better judgement.
Excuse me but what the he!! is “cosplay” and “Comic-Con”????.
Y’all want to talk English like the rest of the country???
Just because you are ignorant doesn’t mean you should come on here and rudely attack.
No, it really isn't
I’m grown, and I’m mature and I don’t do Cons, so slither off your high horse.
I just think it seems like fun. No. I’m sure it’s fun. I do Renaissance re-enacting though. Historically accurate garb, games, sewing, brewing, iron works, dancing, etc, all from Renaissance era.
Others do Civil War re-enacting, or Revolutionary War. It’s fun and quite a learning experience.
And Robe, yes, you were being ignorant. Loosen up! Allow others to actually choose differently from you.
If it wasn’t fun, ppl wouldn’t keep doing it! Cosplayers and re-enacters are the folks keeping home ec and hands-on skills cool these days.