18 boys, men arrested in sexual assault of 11-year-old girl in small Texas town

On a cell phone video passed among an 11-year-old girl's classmates, authorities say adolescent boys and men in their 20s could be seen sexually assaulting the girl inside a dingy abandoned trailer. Full Story
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Sick

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 9, 2011
None of these animals better get off easy. She's 11 years old! What is WRONG with these creeps.

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#2 Mar 9, 2011
I think I hear banjos!
Anonymous

United States

#4 Mar 9, 2011
WHAT does what she looks like have anything to do with it???????

Bottom line if she isn't the age of consent ( 18 in most states) it is WRONG and ILLEGAL!
grundy

Davenport, IA

#7 Mar 9, 2011
It does not matter what color anybody was, this should not have happened. And a father of two daughters I really don't think you would like my honest comment!!!!
seabass

Fort Myers, FL

#8 Mar 9, 2011
I don't care what ethnic group these animals belong to I hope they are all charged as adults and get an adult punishment. This is an unbelievable story. Just sickening.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#10 Mar 9, 2011
This isn't a joking matter, these are pigs who need to be put away. For a person in this town to suggest the girl is to blame, is sick beyond belief. They don't want to lose the star players in the school, kind of says where their priorities are.
Really

Maple Plain, MN

#11 Mar 9, 2011
I like putting them in a wood shed with a vice and place their penis in the vice and lock it.

Start the shed on fire, oh ya give them a rusty dull butter knife first.

IF they come running out of the shed bleeding, take them up in an airplane to 17,000 feet and kick their sorry arses out of the plane. Seems to me there is air to breath at 17K feet. Let them experience a slow death.
Old white guy

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Mar 9, 2011
This is what happens when parents refuse to raise their children. They act like animals. When they do they put them on U-tube saying look at my son kick this boys A$$!!!!

We need to cut off welfare, jail people like this, then put them in an eletric chair, preferably wind powered so it starts out slow, then one good gust and WOOF they are gone!!!!!

Any parent of a child under 18 should also loose their parental rights, and be put in jail for an accesory to whatever crime their scum sucking child did! Enough is enough, it is time to take this country back!

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#13 Mar 9, 2011
CLEVELAND, Tex.— The police investigation began shortly after Thanksgiving, when an elementary school student alerted a teacher to a lurid cellphone video that included one of her classmates.
The video led the police to an abandoned trailer, more evidence and, eventually, to a roundup over the last month of 18 young men and teenage boys on charges of participating in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in the abandoned trailer home, the authorities said.
Five suspects are students at Cleveland High School, including two members of the basketball team. Another is the 21-year-old son of a school board member. A few of the others have criminal records, from selling drugs to robbery and, in one case, manslaughter. The suspects range in age from middle schoolers to a 27-year-old.
The case has rocked this East Texas community to its core and left many residents in the working-class neighborhood where the attack took place with unanswered questions. Among them is, if the allegations are proved, how could their young men have been drawn into such an act?
“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants.“These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”
The attack’s details remained unclear. The police have declined to discuss their inquiry because it is continuing. The whereabouts of the victim and her mother were not made public.
The allegations first came to light just after Thanksgiving, when a child who knows the victim told a teacher she had seen a videotape of the attack on a cellphone, said Stacey Gatlin, a spokeswoman for the Cleveland Independent School District.
The school district’s security department interviewed the girl, 11, who is a student at Cleveland Middle School, and her mother. The security department determined that a rape had taken place, but not on school property, and then handed the matter over to the police, Ms. Gatlin said.
On Dec. 9, the police obtained a search warrant to go through a house on Travis Street and a nearby trailer that had been abandoned for at least two years. An affidavit filed to support the search warrant said the girl had been forced to have sex with several men in both places on Nov. 28 and cited pictures and videos as proof, according to The Houston Chronicle.
The affidavit said the assault started after a 19-year-old boy invited the victim to ride around in his car. He took her to a house on Travis Street where one of the other men charged, also 19, lived. There the girl was ordered to disrobe and was sexually assaulted by several boys in the bedroom and bathroom. She was told she would be beaten if she did not comply, the affidavit said.
A relative of one of the suspects arrived, and the group fled through a back window. They then went to the abandoned mobile home, where the assaults continued. Some of those present recorded the sexual acts on their telephones, and these later were shown among students.
Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.
“Where was her mother? What was her mother thinking?” said Ms. Harrison, one of a handful of neighbors who would speak on the record.“How can you have an 11-year-old child missing down in the Quarters?”
Cleveland, a town of 9,000, lies about 50 miles northeast of Houston in the pine country, near the picturesque Sam Houston National Forest.
Sven

Stillwater, MN

#14 Mar 9, 2011
CjayWild wrote:
Line all up and chops thier dicks off with a butter knife!
Yes, the back-side of a dull butter knife!
Finepix

Pflugerville, TX

#16 Mar 9, 2011
If she charged them how is it rape?
Jim

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Mar 9, 2011
Labratt wrote:
I think I hear banjos!
What a racist bigot. Are you a progressive lefty?
Sick

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Mar 9, 2011
Finepix wrote:
If she charged them how is it rape?
What are you talking about?
THUG__FREE__ZONE

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Mar 9, 2011
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>
What a racist bigot. Are you a progressive lefty?
Wake up, Jim. Deliverance isn't the movie of choice for progressive lefties.
Miles

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Mar 9, 2011
seabass wrote:
I don't care what ethnic group these animals belong to I hope they are all charged as adults and get an adult punishment. This is an unbelievable story. Just sickening.
http://www.blackmediascoop.com/2011/03/08/cau...
Jim

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Mar 9, 2011
THUG__FREE__ZONE wrote:
<quoted text>
Wake up, Jim. Deliverance isn't the movie of choice for progressive lefties.
What is? Brokeback Mtn.?
Google

Maple Plain, MN

#23 Mar 9, 2011
"cleveland texas rape" and read and weep..

47 blacks raped an 11 year old hispanic girl.

Since: Jul 08

Brooklyn Park

#25 Mar 9, 2011
Jim wrote:
<quoted text>
What a racist bigot. Are you a progressive lefty?
Are you retarded?

“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#26 Mar 9, 2011
How sad, this poor kid had no one to turn to. No friends to confide in because.... her life was threatened. That is why it is rape! Little kids cannot make decisions about such matters.

What is it about an 11 year old that would warrant even the idea of anything sexual?

My heart is broken for this little girl.

But how do you find 18 people in a crowd that all feels it was ok to take part in this? That seems so odd to me! Not one person man enough to protect her or put a stop to it or even walk away? Animals behave like this, not intelligent humans. There is much more to this story that will come out I believe.

3089
Old white guy

Minneapolis, MN

#27 Mar 9, 2011
Google wrote:
"cleveland texas rape" and read and weep..
47 blacks raped an 11 year old hispanic girl.
That's "OK" cause they weren't black. Just like when White, Orientals, and every other race gets raped, only when it is a black do we point out there is a problem.

Even when it's not, such as the case with the LaCrosse players who were white, and the black girl screamed rape, even though it was not.

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