‘She didn’t affirmatively say no’: Silence means consent according to defense in Ohio high school rape trial where passed out, drunken teenage girl was ‘sexually assaulted’ by multiple football players
By Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 00:55 EST, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:14 EST, 12 March 2013
In the case that has shocked the nation, prosecutors state that the inebriated girl was taken to a number of parties by a group of drunk teenagers, supporting her to walk when she wasn’t physically capable.
The prosecution claims that the group later sexually assaulted the girl while she lay unconscious.
But attorney Walter Madison, who represents one of the accused boys, argues she was drinking voluntarily and left willingly with the group of boys.
As reported by the Cleveland Trader Madison said: ‘There’s an abundance of evidence here that she was making decisions, cognitive choices.’ ‘She didn’t affirmatively say no,’ he stated
This would be good reference material for anyone who wonders why lawyers, as a profession, have a poor public image. This one needs to be in one of the lower levels of Dante’s Inferno! Just! Amazingly! Despicable!