Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rape Coverup

Shut up. Be quiet. Keep your mouth closed.

How would you feel if you were raped, violated, assaulted and ravished, and the people you love the most, the people who are supposed to protect you, told you to hush up about it?

I do not believe that the girl who was raped on a Chalan Kanoa beach last May was lying when she said she was raped; I think she is lying now. I think her father is forcing her to lie to protect a rapist and the rapist is undoubtably a relative, probably an uncle or a cousin. I suspect the father values the freedom of a rapist more than the sacred innocence of his daughter.

On June 3, days after the rape occured, the Saipan Tribune reported that, "the girl was brought to the Commonwealth Health Center where it was confirmed that she had been raped."

Were the doctors wrong? Did the doctors confuse the bruising and semen as something else?

No way.


Anonymous said...

Exactly, this is also my thought of thar rape case. I cannot belived that a teenager have the courage or guts to make a lie like she was raped infront of her family and a police officer. Wake up, parents, you have a sacred obligation to take care as much as protect your children against this evil doing. Maybe DYS or any institution needed to assist or help this family to speak-up on the truth and may this girl recover from this tragedy.

Anonymous said...

You guys are all full of shit...typical of outsiders who come to our island and think we locals need their advise to make life "correct! Here is another scenerio for you to consider....what if the girl actually went out with her boyfriend and they actually had sex..she came home late, scared and made up a story..what if this is the case? You best not accuse the father of lying on situation like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isa said...

I am Saipan born and raised and graduated from MHS.

If the 16 year old girl had sex that means she was still raped. You're not supposed to have sex with children. It is called statutory rape.

Anonymous said...

Granting that she had sex with his boyfriend, as a parents are you going to let your daughter confess to the police that she was just lying but not stating in detail what really happen. Would you protect your daughter's rights being a minor in favor of the suspect? It would be in the best interest of your daughter should you just tell the police what really happen instead of your daughter saying " I am lying..." My heart goes to that poor girl for being in this so degrading situation that she was taken advadtage of and no one stand by her side to protect her and fight for her right. I pray that she will overcome with this tragedy and go on with her life. There's so much wonderful things awaits for her at the end of the rainbow.

Anonymous said...

Having sex with a 16 year old is not called rape. 16 is the age of consent in the CNMI and many other states. A 16 year old male or female can consent to sexual intercourse.

Anonymous said...

This is a very sad story no matter if the rape was forced or consensual.

Isa is correct in pointing out that having sex with a minor is rape under the law.

The AGO should file a rape case.

Isa said...

If it was consensual she would not have claimed she was raped. Even if she had consensual sex in the past, she can still be raped. For example, abusive husbands often rape their wives.

Isa said...

and why were you posting so early in the morning?

Anonymous said...

I can't explain the logic, but here are the facts.

Minors can't consent to sex until they are 18 in the following states:
Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Their body is their own at 17 if they live in:
Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, or Texas

And kids apparently mature more quickly in the following states, where they can legally have sex starting at age 16:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, CNMI, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.