If you follow UCLA/Westside news, you may remember a story about a girl that was raped by three high school students in her dorm (DeNeve) about a year and a half ago. In December of 2002, 3 Carson High School students (Deshawn Carter Stringer, Jamar Dawson and Chuwan Anthony) were on a field trip to UCLA when they separated from their group and found their way into the dorms. Their goal was to “meet females,” and they told people they were football players transferring from Florida State. The victim, who is 5 feet tall and 95 pounds, was in her room working on a paper for finals.
Evidently, UCLA did a great job of hushing this story up. However, the suspects were caught & taken to court. Last week, the three suspects were acquitted on the various charges of because the prosecution claimed that the victim didn’t say no to ALL THREE MEN who showed up in her dorm room and began RAPING HER within minutes of their “meeting.”
These guys don’t deny performing various sexual acts on the girl, claiming that it was “consensual sex” and the jury agreed.
Hmmm… small woman in her dorm vs. 3 guys who are passing themselves off as football players. I wouldn’t be scared. [/sarcasm]
(more coverage below)
On May 7, 2004 an L.A. Times article stated:
Alleged Rape Victim Takes Stand at Trial
UCLA student says she remained silent during the dorm room assault by three attackers because ‘I didn’t know what they would do.’
By Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
She resisted at first, the UCLA student testified Thursday, but then remained silent as three high school students sexually assaulted her in her dormitory room on campus two years ago.
“I was really scared, and I didn’t know what they would do to me,” the woman testified in Los Angeles County Superior Court in the trial of the three men she identified as her attackers.
“I thought that if I cooperated, maybe I wouldn’t get hurt, maybe I would be OK.” Only 5 feet tall and 95 pounds, the woman said she did not resist because she was “confused and scared.”
Daily Bruin Articles:
UCLA rape trial jury hung
Defense says sex was consensual, not rape
Rape trial hinges on consent issue
Rape trial defense refutes allegations (details about what supposedly happened)