“At a house party with about 30 pajama-wearing adolescents drinking alcohol, a 16-year-old boy led a staggering-drunk teenage girl into a hidden corner of the basement and sexually assaulted her while recording it on his phone, prosecutors said.
Afterward, investigators said, the boy sent at least seven of his friends a copy of the clip with the caption: “When your first time having sex is rape.”
Prosecutors, calling the teen’s actions “cruel” and “sophisticated and predatory” beyond his age, want him to face justice in adult court.
A Family Court judge, however, didn’t think what happened to the girl was really rape and said prosecutors should have explained to the humiliated victim that pressing charges would ruin the life of her attacker — an Eagle scout with good grades from an “excellent school.”
In Middlesex County, Judge Marcia Silva had denied a waiver because she did not believe that a bleeding 12-year-old had suffered enough to warrant trying her 16-year-old perpetrator as an adult.
“Beyond losing her virginity, the state did not claim that the victim suffered any further injuries, either physical, mental or emotional,” Silva reasoned in a decision that shocked many readers after New Jersey 101.5 reported details of the cast last month.”
Another judge’s decision in a juvenile case is overturned. But a proposed law would give them more authority.
— Read on nj1015.com/nj-judge-says-eagle-scouts-sex-assault-of-drunk-girl-is-not-real-rape/