1. Post #1

    August 2012
    5 Posts
    Girl was 11 when gang-raped multiple times over four month period in 2010 in Cleveland, Texas

    Testifying in trial of Eric McGowen who admitted raping her with eight other males, sometimes two at a time

    Broke down on witness stand during video showing her having anal sex with attackers, jurors turned away

    Said in one attack she was 'probably' assaulted by all 20 males over 10 hours

    In separate ordeal she was penetrated by a beer bottle

    Prosecutor described attackers as 'pack of animals'

    First trial stemming from horrific case expected to provide new details

    Two men and six juveniles have pleaded guilty

    A 13-year-old Texas girl who was repeatedly gang-raped by 20 males when she was just 11 broke down in court today as she watched a video of one of the horrific attacks.

    The girl, who authorities haven't named, is testifying against Eric McGowen, 20, in the first trial stemming from the shocking case, which involved the 'pack of animals' raping her sometimes two at a time, anally and with a beer bottle.

    McGowen is among 14 adults accused of sexually assaulting the girl in the series of horrendous attacks that took place in the small Texas community of Cleveland, 45 miles from Houston, over four months in 2010.

    On trial: Eric McGowen, 20, pictured, is among 14 adults accused of raping the girl in the shocking series of attacks that took place in the small Texas community of Cleveland
    He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

    In court today, the middle school student, dressed in a plaid shirt and blue jeans and wearing a gold cross around her neck, described how McGowen took her to a house in October 2010 where she had sex with multiple males.

    The girl said she was brought into what she described as the 'baby room' in the house, and that McGowen and others took turns having sex with her.
    Testifying under the pseudonym Regina, the girl smiled nervously and answered questions quietly.

    But she broke down on the witness stand when prosecutors began playing a graphic video tape of her having anal sex during one of the alleged attacks.

    She said the video, which several jurors turned away from, was of her being assaulted by another man charged in the case.

    She identified McGowen in the film laughing in the background, telling the attacker to 'beat that ho.'

    'Did the guys just take turns with you?' prosecutor Joe Warren asked.

    'Yes sir,' the girl said.

    The girl seemed calm for most of the roughly one and a half hours she testified.

    She mostly gave short answers to questions, often pausing to stare at the floor or ceiling of the Liberty courtroom before responding.

    However, she had difficulty remembering names and exactly how all the assaults occurred, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    Crime scene: Authorities say this is the abandoned trailer where an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in November 2010

    Dirty: The attacks occurred inside an abandoned mobile home, pictured, police said
    She described another alleged rape in November 2010 that started in a different Cleveland home the defendants called the 'boom boom' room, according to prosecutors, and that continued later at a nearby abandoned trailer.

    Asked by Warren if more than 20 males might have assaulted her that day, the girl responded, 'probably.'

    Jurors were later shown police photos of used condoms and condom wrappers found inside and outside the house in the November incident.

    McGowen’s attorney, Matthew Poston, questioned the girl for about six minutes, during which time he asked whether she twice told police early in the investigation that she never had sex with McGowen.

    The girl said she didn’t remember saying that.

    During opening statements on Wednesday, Warren told jurors he would present them with videotaped and written confessions in which McGowen admitted to raping the girl.

    'What took place to this girl was nothing better than a pack of animals attacking,' Warren said.

    The prosecutor added that while the girl may be seen smiling and even laughing at some times on the videos, these individuals had 'duped, tricked and talked her into doing things against her best interests,' according to the Chronicle.

    Authorities say the then 11-year-old was assaulted at least five times between mid-September and early December 2010 by a group of 20 males ranging in age from a middle school student to a 28-year-old.

    The attackers filmed the girl being raped and took cellphone photos.

    Yesterday, a videotaped police interview in which McGowen admitted he and eight other men took turns having sex with the girl, sometimes two at a time, was shown in court.

    Accused: Kelvin Rashad King, left, and Devo Shaun Green, right, were among those accused of raping the girl

    Gang-rape: Xavier King, left, and Marcus Anthony Porchia, right, are among the 20 men and boys in the case

    Alleged attacker: Jared Glenn McPherson, pictured, is one of the men accused of raping the 11-year-old
    In the video, which McGowen's lawyers argued should not be allowed as evidence, the 20-year-old initially denied ever touching the girl, but he later broke down and told investigators he engaged in oral sex with her, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    He also said one of the others penetrated the girl with a beer bottle.

    On Tuesday, Poston tried but failed to get the confessions thrown out, arguing that police improperly questioned McGowen.

    During his opening statement, Poston told jurors that the video evidence in the case doesn’t show McGowen having sex with the girl.

    'The truth in this case is not always what it seems,' he said.

    He also said to jurors, regarding the video 'what you'll see will not be pleasant but the most unsettling parts do not contain McGowen having intercourse with this girl.'

    Today, Poston questioned how the girl learned McGowen's name since she was only aware of his street nickname 'Clyde.'

    She told him she believed the first time she heard that name was from school police who were questioning her about the rapes, the Chronicle reported.

    Two men and all six juveniles have pleaded guilty in the horrific case.

    A gag order has prevented prosecutors and defense attorneys from commenting about the case.

    McGowen's trial, which is being held in the nearby county of Liberty, is expected to yield further details about the attacks in coming days.

    The investigation into the shocking gang-rapes began in 2010 after one of the girl's friends told a teacher he had seen a cellphone video that showed the 11-year-old being raped in an abandoned trailer.

    Those charged included two top athletes at the local high school and adults with criminal records.

    The case brought unflattering attention to Cleveland, a town of 9,000 people, after some residents suggested the girl was in part responsible for what happened, saying she wore makeup, looked older and wasn't properly supervised by her parents.

    Other community residents, as well as groups from outside of town, sharply criticised those suggestions.

    Two other adults have previously pleaded guilty, with one receiving a 15-year prison term and the other awaiting sentencing.

    Six juveniles who were charged also have previously pleaded guilty. They received 7-year prison terms, but their sentences were suspended and they were put on probation for that amount of time.

    Most of the adult defendants in the case face charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, while four face a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz252UX0y6d
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Friendly x 270Funny x 11Winner x 3Artistic x 2Dumb x 1 (list)

  2. Post #2
    Gold Member
    Medevila's Avatar
    December 2008
    4,506 Posts
    That's terrible
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree x 177Informative x 4Funny x 2Useful x 1Disagree x 1 (list)

  3. Post #3
    Gold Member
    dogmachines's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,249 Posts
    What the fuck is wrong with these people. And their lawyers want to get the video evidence thrown out? I fucking hate lawyers.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 175Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  4. Post #4
    Gold Member
    Medevila's Avatar
    December 2008
    4,506 Posts
    -snip- :c
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  5. Post #5
    These are some real sick fucks.

    Send them to prison and let them get their just desserts.

    Line them up and blow their fucking brains out. I don't give a shit about "rehabilitation" or whatever other excuse you could think of for those animals, that's fucked up.
    Nah, that's the easy way out. The other inmates know how to handle their kind.

    It's just their job. Defending their clients is what they're getting paid for.
    I'd rather be unemployed and homeless than make a single cent attempting to "defend" these poor excuses for human beings.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 29Agree Agree x 25Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  6. Post #6
    Gold Member
    BulletofHell's Avatar
    August 2006
    1,620 Posts
    Line them up and blow their fucking brains out. I don't give a shit about "rehabilitation" or whatever other excuse you could think of for those animals, that's fucked up.

    Nah, that's the easy way out. The other inmates know how to handle their kind.
    They'll be sectioned off from everyone else. You can hope and pray they'll get their shit split open in the big house but chances are they'll walk off with just the thoughts in their head they clearly don't give a shit about if they filmed it all.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree x 47Dumb x 33Disagree x 4Winner x 1Friendly x 1 (list)

  7. Post #7
    Gold Member
    i_speel_good's Avatar
    June 2006
    3,276 Posts
    What the fuck is wrong with these people. And their lawyers want to get the video evidence thrown out? I fucking hate lawyers.
    It's just their job. Defending their clients is what they're getting paid for.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Greece Show Events Agree Agree x 81Disagree Disagree x 4Artistic Artistic x 2 (list)

  8. Post #8
    Gold Member
    dogmachines's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,249 Posts
    It's just their job. Defending their clients is what they're getting paid for.
    The things people will do for money continues to amaze me.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree x 63Dumb x 50Funny x 2Disagree x 1Informative x 1 (list)

  9. Post #9
    Gold Member
    Alxnotorious's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,973 Posts
    Ugh, I really didn't need to see this headline. It makes me sick to my stomach.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 39Friendly Friendly x 2Informative Informative x 1Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  10. Post #10
    Jetpack Bear's Avatar
    June 2010
    5,526 Posts
    Line them up and blow their fucking brains out. I don't give a shit about "rehabilitation" or whatever other excuse you could think of for those animals, that's fucked up.
    A bit harsh don't you think
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Disagree x 90Agree x 24Funny x 2Dumb x 2Optimistic x 1 (list)

  11. Post #11
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Disagree Disagree x 4Agree Agree x 3 (list)

  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2005
    1,910 Posts
    kill them imo. I don't care about fake altruistic bullshit

    they've invalidated their right to life as far as I care
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Agree Agree x 73Dumb Dumb x 35Disagree Disagree x 6Late Late x 1 (list)

  13. Post #13
    It's just their job. Defending their clients is what they're getting paid for.
    Pretty sure they can just say "No" to defending men who raped an 11 year old girl.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Agree Agree x 41Disagree Disagree x 9Dumb Dumb x 6 (list)

  14. Post #14
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2005
    1,910 Posts
    A bit harsh don't you think
    not really, no
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Agree Agree x 45Dumb Dumb x 12 (list)

  15. Post #15
    Gold Member
    Tuskin's Avatar
    January 2005
    18,321 Posts
    It seems cruel to have the video played while shes in the room, I know its her case, but still.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Agree Agree x 62Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  16. Post #16
    Gold Member
    Alxnotorious's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,973 Posts
    Let's not turn this into a death penalty discussion please.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Disagree Disagree x 13Agree Agree x 3Late Late x 3Optimistic Optimistic x 1 (list)

  17. Post #17
    Jetpack Bear's Avatar
    June 2010
    5,526 Posts
    Pretty sure they can just say "No" to defending men who raped an 11 year old girl.
    First of all, it's their job

    Second, money.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Agree Agree x 9Disagree Disagree x 3Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  18. Post #18
    Gold Member
    BulletofHell's Avatar
    August 2006
    1,620 Posts
    A bit harsh don't you think
    As if torturing a fucking 11 year old by tearing her innards apart with 20 different dicks is any better? You couldn't kill them slow enough. A bullet to the head isn't nearly harsh enough.

    now you're branching into psychotic territory :o
    Say what you want. I'm sure there's at least one heartbroken and Earth-shattered father out there agreeing with me.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 40Dumb Dumb x 12Artistic Artistic x 1Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  19. Post #19
    Gold Member
    KingKombat's Avatar
    April 2009
    11,532 Posts
    Okay, can anyone really say that they would give a shit if these guys were thrown into a pit of steroid-induced lions?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 16Funny Funny x 6Agree Agree x 3 (list)

  20. Post #20
    flight's Avatar
    July 2012
    60 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.

    (User was permabanned for this post ("I think it's best for you to focus on middleschool work for now" - Starpluck))
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Canada Show Events Dumb x 195Funny x 26Agree x 5Winner x 3Informative x 2Artistic x 1Disagree x 1 (list)

  21. Post #21
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2005
    1,910 Posts
    As if torturing a fucking 11 year old by tearing her innards apart with 20 different dicks is any better? You couldn't kill them slow enough. A bullet to the head isn't nearly harsh enough.
    now you're branching into psychotic territory :o
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Agree Agree x 8Disagree Disagree x 8Optimistic Optimistic x 1Informative Informative x 1 (list)

  22. Post #22
    Watching the world burn is my hobby.
    Banned?'s Avatar
    February 2005
    16,984 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    Are you fucking kidding me?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Agree Agree x 31Disagree Disagree x 1Funny Funny x 1Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  23. Post #23
    Gold Member
    Alxnotorious's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,973 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    Please be satire.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Optimistic Optimistic x 7Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  24. Post #24
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2005
    1,910 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    you're in middle school
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Show Events Zing Zing x 82Informative Informative x 3Agree Agree x 2Winner Winner x 1 (list)

  25. Post #25
    Gold Member
    Lazor's Avatar
    July 2007
    9,253 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    wow that didn't take long

    fucking jump off a cliff
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 8 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 50Funny Funny x 4Zing Zing x 2Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  26. Post #26
    Archimedes's Avatar
    April 2012
    5,351 Posts
    It's just their job. Defending their clients is what they're getting paid for.
    I agree, but there are aspects of morality to be considered. Probably really wares on you knowing you have to get up and defend somebody who undeniably took part in the 20 man gang rape of an 11 year old girl.

    The story itself is sickening.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista Canada Show Events Agree Agree x 4 (list)

  27. Post #27
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    And then suddenly the thread is thrown off course. You're seriously justifying gang rape on multiple occasions by saying "She dressed provocatively"?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Agree Agree x 14Funny Funny x 2Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  28. Post #28
    Gold Member
    Greatie's Avatar
    August 2011
    685 Posts
    Very disturbing title, made my stomach turn upside down.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Agree Agree x 3 (list)

  29. Post #29
    First of all, it's their job

    Second, money.
    I'd go broke and starve to death before I represented these monsters. Fuck them, and fuck their lawyers.
    Can we also stop with the "Death penalty, and torture them" BS.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 2 (list)

  30. Post #30
    Gold Member
    SgtCr4zyGunz's Avatar
    November 2006
    2,264 Posts
    FP never ceases to be childish when they're in fits of rage. Mature a little. Am I as angry as everyone else? Yes. Do I want to do some very questionable things to these men? Yes. Is it the right thing to do? No.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree x 76Winner x 5Dumb x 3Useful x 1Informative x 1Optimistic x 1Disagree x 1 (list)

  31. Post #31
    Gold Member
    BrickInHead's Avatar
    March 2007
    17,305 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    laff
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  32. Post #32
    Gold Member
    dogmachines's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,249 Posts
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    I can understand people saying that women that get so drunk they black out at a party with what's clearly the wrong type of people could have avoided the situation, but this is 20 people raping an 11 year old. I think it's a little different.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 16Zing Zing x 1 (list)

  33. Post #33
    uh she was laughing and smiling while getting "raped"
    I'm in middleschool and knowing 11 year olds now days there are alot out there just asking to be raped by dressing like sluts and hanging out with gangs of adults etc.
    Right, except I can't seem to find a video link in the source, so I'm wondering just where the hell you saw it.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 20Agree Agree x 1Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  34. Post #34
    :v:
    :v:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    868 Posts
    That's fucked up.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United Kingdom Show Events Zing Zing x 1Informative Informative x 1Agree Agree x 1Late Late x 1 (list)

  35. Post #35
    Primigenes's Avatar
    May 2012
    2,683 Posts
    The things people will do for money continues to amaze me.
    People have families and lives and some of you need to chill the fuck out.

    And they're most likely going to get the book thrown at them anyway
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  36. Post #36
    Gold Member
    BrickInHead's Avatar
    March 2007
    17,305 Posts
    First of all, it's their job

    Second, money.
    you know that public attorneys make like jack shit right? 40k/ yr MAYBE. it's the bottom of the barrel work for lawyers, aka young kids out of college, who have 3-400k+ student loans to pay off.

  37. Post #37
    Sir Drone's Avatar
    February 2012
    2,845 Posts
    Did they really have to fucking show the video in the courtroom she was in, couldn't they of told her to simply leave or showed the evidence when she wasn't around
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Australia Show Events Agree Agree x 16 (list)

  38. Post #38
    DhoomLord's Avatar
    December 2009
    969 Posts
    I'm sad now.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Canada Show Events Agree Agree x 5 (list)

  39. Post #39
    flight's Avatar
    July 2012
    60 Posts
    I'm not saying it's right just that the girl herself probably could have prevented it
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Canada Show Events Dumb Dumb x 66 (list)

  40. Post #40
    Gold Member
    TamTamJam's Avatar
    December 2008
    5,290 Posts
    These are some real sick fucks.

    Send them to prison and let them get their just desserts.



    Nah, that's the easy way out. The other inmates know how to handle their kind.



    I'd rather be unemployed and homeless than make a single cent attempting to "defend" these poor excuses for human beings.
    You realise they'll most likely be put in protective custody, like every other person charged with a sexual offense does?