Five men acquitted of rape because unconscious teenage victim didn’t fight back

Five men acquitted of rape because unconscious teenage victim didn’t fight back

A Spanish court’s decision to acquit five men accused of gang-raping a 14-year-old girl has provoked outrage. The court ruled out rape because the victim was in an ’unconscious state’ and the accused had not used violence or intimidation. Instead, the five were convicted and jailed for the lesser crime of sexual abuse which involves a sentencing of between 10 and 12 years in prison.

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Shane Olson
Shane Olson 3 months

I’m no expert in Spanish law, but I’d assume the requirements for rape require violence and intimidation. It also seems they don’t have sex with a minor as rape. I think laws should be changed but all five men are still going to prison and with a case like being so known, these men will get what they deserve in prison.

Radical Moderate
Radical Moderate 3 months

"rape was ruled out because the accused did not use violence or intimidation" Um, yeah but consent is key here, no? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't lack of consent all you need to convict someone of rape? Especially if the accused was aware the victim was not or could not consent.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 3 months

This is outrageous. You mean I can screw a person who is unconscious so long as I don't hit the person? Wow. That's so messed up.

SimonR
SimonR 3 months

They were found guilty of sexual assault but not guilty of rape because of legal definitions in Spain being different... just like any other country

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason 3 months

Why are people complaining that these guys got off the hook when they were still convicted and will be spending 10-12 in prison for sexual abuse? "Oh, does this mean I can rape people in Spain as long as I don't use force or violence?" No! it means you'll be convicted of a related charge. A decade long prison sentence isn't an endorsement of the crime you muppet.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 3 months

Spain needs to update its laws wtf

Sasu
Sasu 3 months

The Central Park Five getting away with rape again?

porcus
porcus 3 months

I bet Spain gets a heaping helping of white Leftist outrage mob's outrage with zero understanding of Spanish law.

Rhokanth
Rhokanth 3 months

10-12 years in prison is still more than what a lot of assholes in the US get. Also, the same people screaming are the ones perfectly fine with a little kid sitting in the lap of a drag queen.

The Dragon
The Dragon 3 months

But they're still PEDOPHILES and should get the pedophile sentence. Spain can't be so outdated that it's okay with Pedophilia. Teenager=minor.

Barry
Barry 3 months

they went to an abandoned warehouse to drink together...

Dave
Dave 3 months

Excellent. So if someone were to drug and rap-...sexually assault the Judge and/or their family. That would get the same sentence then?

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 3 months

It should be rape, not sexual abuse. 1. A woman should not be hanging out with 4 guys alone 2. She should not have been playing a drinking game 3. She should not have gotten so drunk she 'couldn't tell what she was or wasn't doing' People will not take responsibility for their actions these days.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 3 months

The should have been sentenced as child touching perverts.

James Sanford (Retroambassador)
James Sanford (Retroambassador) 3 months

wtf!

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 3 months

Consent is an alien concept in Spain ... apparently.

MachoMaam
MachoMaam 3 months

As much as I would consider it rape, the headline is designed to make you angry for the wrong reason. They're still going to prison. Not for fucking long enough though.

As Told By Anakin Skywalker
As Told By Anakin Skywalker 3 months

still going to jail for half a decade so who gives a shit? they'll get fucked in prison. fucking hell women and their incessant bitching.

Spartan Life
Spartan Life 3 months

This pepole is a wonderful reminder that us law is not universal

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