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California Teen 'Tortured' by Belief That Friends Sexually Assaulted Her Before Hanging Herself
ABCNews ^ | April 12, 2013 | ALEXA VALIENTE

Posted on 04/12/2013 8:20:01 PM PDT by Steelfish

Edited on 04/12/2013 8:32:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Audrie Pott, the 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos of her alleged sexual assault appeared online, felt "tortured" by the experience of being betrayed by suspects whom she once considered friends, the family's attorney, Robert Allard, said today.

"We have Audrie's words that reveal just how tortured she was," Allard told of her online comments.

"Over the week that followed, she was literally tortured by the knowledge that people she thought were her friends were passing around photos of what took place," he said of the allegations.

In the week after the alleged assault last Labor Day at a gathering at a friend's house, a humiliated Pott, according to Allard, posted messages on Facebook, saying, "My life is ruined."

Allard said Pott also posted, "This is the worst thing ever" and "Those guys put 'blank' inside of me," not providing details.

Three 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual battery in the assault on Pott while she was passed out at a party, according to the Associated Press.

Santa Clara County police have not responded to numerous requests for comment. Authorities have not publicly identified the boys because of their ages.

"Based upon the discussions with the police officers, at least one picture was disseminated extensively," Allard said. "There was enough within that to demonstrate that a sexual assault had occurred between multiple boys."

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Technical; US: California
KEYWORDS: banfacebook; dnc1culture; liberalwaronwomen; rape; suicide; waronwomen
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To: Politicalmom

Let’s hope not, anyone who would support this has a criminality mind, and should be locked up for a very, very loooong time!

21 posted on 04/12/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: meadsjn; Politicalmom

Anon is taking no prisoners since the Ohio FB rape case.

22 posted on 04/12/2013 9:15:32 PM PDT by drewh
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To: SkyDancer

Remember to send me the pics - it is only fair that they should have their shot at fame, with pics that go viral.

23 posted on 04/12/2013 9:21:16 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Pining_4_TX
1. Parents, keep your teens on a tight leash. Keep them home and have their friends over at your house, and always know where they are going and who they will be with at all times when they do go out. I cannot understand why parents let their teens go off to parties with no supervision. I don’t care if they hate you for it. There is too much awful stuff going on to let kids run loose.
2. These things are happening at somebody’s house and they’re getting booze from somewhere. There must be a lot of adults out there who are letting teens do whatever they want.

1. Amen.

2. Absent fathers are the scourge of our country. Women think that they can do it alone and don't need husbands or fathers for their children. Too easy to divorce and too accepted to have children out of wedlock.
God's good Ten Commandments have been all but forgotten by too many Americans.
Our poor children pay the price--then reproduce and do what their parent(s) did to their own children.

24 posted on 04/12/2013 9:22:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Steelfish

I don’t understand the thrill of doing something of a sexual nature to someone who is unconscious. I guess I’m old fashioned.

25 posted on 04/12/2013 9:22:47 PM PDT by bubbacluck (You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
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To: Impy; Perdogg; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; KC_Lion; GSP.FAN; DarthVader

I can’t imagine being a kid or a parent these days.

The poor girl. Sure, she was drinking while underage, but who hasn’t?

The rapists that violated her need some Marcellus Wallace justice unleashed on them.

26 posted on 04/12/2013 9:23:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: babygene

not when they are passed out

27 posted on 04/12/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT by woofie
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To: PGR88
Its a dangerous world out there. Women must know how to protect themselves, and at least not put themselves at the mercy of predators.

I do not if this works yet, but my teenage daughters are approaching adulthood. Our family does not hide from evil as some may suggest. We take it straight on. My children are armed with a deep religious belief in Jesus Christ, Our Lord; and practical experience plus lots of awkward parental discussions.

28 posted on 04/12/2013 9:28:02 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: babygene
Excuse me, but I believe you are having difficulty with the term "passed out." It shouldn't be a hard concept to grasp. I'm not sure why you're having trouble with it.
29 posted on 04/12/2013 9:29:02 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Steelfish

How long ago would such a crime have just resulted in a lynching?

30 posted on 04/12/2013 9:54:11 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

My $.02, “while she was passed out at a party”.

Not to justify what was done to her, but to put yourself in that situation is stupid. HELLO????? It’s an evil world out there, full of sin, with Satan the ruler of this world.

The Ozzie & Harriet and Leave it to Beaver world is gone. Taking God out of schools and public places, fatherless homes, and the decay of morality, has lead us into the world we now have.

We should expect more such acts not less.

31 posted on 04/12/2013 9:54:19 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Steelfish

Over the past few years, I have had several friends who are mothers talk of problems their teen/20-something daughters were having socially, and with getting involved in bad relationships. The other evening it hit like a ton of bricks, a doh moment .. each of the mothers is single, whether divorced or having chosen to have a child as a single woman.

It may not be the ‘in’ thing, but having a caring father in the household, and in charge, is the best insurance against horrific things happening to our kids, especially our daughters.

32 posted on 04/12/2013 10:08:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Steelfish

I blame Leftists and Feminists who tell girls that sex is just sex. Most girls believe that a boy who would sleep with them also will care about them. Many in the younger generation have no conscience. Girls need to be taught to value themselves. I feel badly for this girl; she is a victim of political correctness. Heartbroken for her parents.

33 posted on 04/12/2013 10:11:17 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Steelfish

It’s kind of hard to get worked up about these any more, seems like every other week one of these “boys sexually assault passed out girl” stories hits the news cycle. You’d think someone would learn something from all this coverage but I guess that’s too much to ask of modern youth. Will the boys ever learn that if they assault some passed out chick that they’ll be spending some quality time with Bubba in their own private cell for the next 20 years? Nope, doesn’t look like it and the idiots continue to record their crimes and put it on the internet for all (including the cops) to see, I mean really how dumb can you get?

And the girls continue to ignore reality and think it’s swell to go to an unsupervised party with a bunch of drunk horny teenage boys and think that it’s perfectly safe to get so drunk that they pass out. Amazes me every time this happens, don’t these girls even bother to look at the news? Haven’t their parents at least clued them in? Situations like this kind of remind me of that newswoman that got assaulted by the mob in Egypt, it’s like what were you thinking?

And the parents really didn’t help all that much either, if they knew about what happened then why on earth did they leave her in that school? At least transfer her someplace where she’s not subjected to the shame of having those kind of photos passed around behind (or maybe even in front) of her back. And why weren’t they at least aware of what and where she was going, don’t parents now days at least check up on their kids whereabouts and who they hang with? Stop trying to be their friend and start being an involved parent that sticks their nose into their kids business and randomly shows up at the places that they said they would be.

And the teenage boys that did this, what kind of scum is being raised by our brave new world that seems to consistently produce this kind of results? Why is it that kids seem to think that this is just good clean fun and something to be so proud of that they share it with the world. Are kids so devoid of any sense of right and wrong or morals that they do these horrible things without even thinking? I shudder to think what the future holds for us as a civilization if this is what we’ve raised as we will all be paying the price in the future. They deserve to have that cell with Bubba for 20 years for this.

I don’t have a lot of sympathy for any of the actors in this tragedy though, they all contributed to what happened and they all will pay a very heavy price for it. The girl paid the heaviest price but she also choose to take her own life rather than deal with what life dished out to her and you can’t lay that at anyone feet but hers (I have friends whose wives at even a younger age than this girl were horribly raped and abused by Thai pirates while fleeing communist Vietnam, there’s a lot of shame associated with that but still they chose to go on living, its a choice). She also by taking her life rather than standing up greatly increased the chances that these boys that raped her will now get off scott free as there is no victim to testify against them so now they have a good chance of repeating what they did to her to someone else.

34 posted on 04/12/2013 10:34:07 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Steelfish

If we use the socialist logic , to prevent such often occurring tragedies, we should ban FaceBook right?

35 posted on 04/12/2013 10:36:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: Steelfish

What kind of parent lets their 15-year old child go to an unsupervised drinking party?!

There’s a reason this is considered dangerous - because stuff like this can happen!! Not excusing the rapists’ responsibilty, but at 15, you’re still trusting your parent(s) to make wise decisions for you - and that apparently didn’t happen here.

36 posted on 04/12/2013 11:38:18 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: trapped_in_LA
... I have friends whose wives at even a younger age than this girl were horribly raped and abused by Thai pirates while fleeing communist Vietnam, there’s a lot of shame associated with that but still they chose to go on living, its a choice...

Didn't a video of this girl's assault go viral on the internet? That would be hard to ivercome, knowing that future employers, mates, could see this girl's debasement. She was young and probably couldn't see past that.

37 posted on 04/13/2013 12:00:51 AM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: Politicalmom
Blame the girl for what, her alleged sexual assault?

38 posted on 04/13/2013 12:02:33 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Persevero; Steelfish
Rape is an assault on the soul as well as the body.

Very true. Sex is a spiritual as well as a physical activity, and the world fails to recognize this, and the consequences of that failure are disastrous.

This also points to the gravity of abortion, since having children is a spiritual act and not merely a biological one.

39 posted on 04/13/2013 12:06:26 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I Corinthians 6:18

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.

40 posted on 04/13/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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