In one of the worst stories of victim blaming you’ll read about, a Houston police detective commented that the 12-year-old, who was abducted and raped, was kind of into it.
Before I post the exact quote, note that the age of consent in Texas is 17, which means that if a 12-year-old is naked, lying on your bed, asking for sex, it’s still rape. But that wasn’t the case at all.
The attack happened at about 2pm on October 16, according to Detective Michael Kelly. He says surveillance video from the CVS at Bellaire and Stella Link shows a man in his 20s briefly walk inside the store, and then leave. Minutes later, the 12-year-old victim entered the store following her mother and grandmother. Police say the girl went off by herself. The man entered again and quickly approached the girl. “They went off into a corner and there were times when he was not fully clothed,” said Kelly.
Kelly tells Eyewitness News the man coaxed the girl then into the women’s restroom where they allegedly had sex. “She was not necessarily all that unwilling, but at the age of 12 it doesn’t matter,” said Kelly.
Here’s the video:
This detective should be fired for even hinting that a 12-year-old could be partially responsible for her rape.
Featured image via video screen capture.