One victim or two?

Former boyfriend used Craigslist to arrange woman’s rape, police say

A Wyoming man is accused of posing online as his former girlfriend and soliciting someone to act out a violent sexual fantasy.

January 11, 2010|By DeeDee Correll

Reporting from Denver — The advertisement appeared on Craigslist in early December.

"Need a real aggressive man with no concern for women," read the posting on the Internet classified advertising forum. Its purported author was a Casper, Wyo., woman, whose photo also was posted.

I suspect by now most of you have heard about this.  To be honest I have a lot of sympathy for the man who actually committed the sex act and fear that politics will prevent him from being acquitted of this crime.  I’m curios to see what you all think about his.

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29 responses to “One victim or two?

  1. First off, I think that every man out there must realize that having sex with anyone comes with consequences, some of which are known and some unpredictable.
    That said, breaking and entering is a crime, assault with a deadly weapon is a crime, rape is a crime. These actions are not recommended for anyone who doesn’t want to put themselves in a position of criminal prosecution.
    Set up? All the more reason for people to be responsible for their own actions….obviously this isn’t the first time that a person has posed as someone else on the internet….and it won’t be the last.

    Very sad that the woman saw the ad but it was too late to stop the attack.

    • dnd

      My guess is that when the former boyfriend becomes somebody’s bitch in prison, he’ll probably be thinking that ad on Craigslist wasn’t such a good idea.

      Wyoming, where men are men and sheep are nervous.

  2. nannymm

    I’ve given this a lot of thought. My first reaction was that the unwitting rapist was an idiot and ought to go to jail just for that. Then. I almost felt sorry for him. But,ultimately, he is responsible for his actions. He chose to answer the ad and to act on it without doing anything to verify that he was, in fact, about to engage in an act that the women was certain she wanted. He could have insisted on speaking to her directly and taking some precautions in case she changed her m in d. A safe word, perhaps? But he did none of that. If he had, he would have realized he was being duped and that poor woman would not have had to endure the rape and the life long consequences it will bring. SHE is the true victim. Through his own actions and lack of due diligence, he perpetrated a horrific crime, albeit without intending to. He allowed himself to be duped. Now he needs to suffer the consequences. Whether or not he should be charged with first degree rape is another matter. Perhaps there is a lesser crime he can be charged with. Either way, that woman needs justice. Both men involved in this case should be brought to trial, convicted, and made to pay.

  3. nannymm

    By the way, Brian, it was NOT a “sex act.” It was a RAPE. Whether that man intended to rape the woman in question or not, it was a RAPE. Call it unknowing rape, if you like. But, please, don’t insult the victim by calling it a “sex act.”

  4. nannymm

    One more thing, it is not politics that will keep this man from being acquitted; it’s the law. We are each responsible for our actions.

  5. “safe word”? Nanny how do you know about such things? Still waters do run deep!

  6. nannymm

    I worked at a NYC psych hospital, Brian. I learned more than you might think from my patients.

  7. nannymm

    Sarah Palin – Tax Cheat? Contents of Mysterious Envelope Revealed
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/akmuckraker/sarah-palin—tax-cheat-c_b_448137.html

    • dnd

      And yet all the media reports is that Sarah Palin gets her facebook panties in a bunch because she learned that Raham Emmanual used the word “retarded” in a closed door meeting last August and her lack of outrage about Rush repeatedly using the same word on the air.

  8. nannymm

    Amazing, isn’t it, d? You’d think they’d at least give it a mention or two.

  9. dog's eye view

    Not having cable I missed this whole sad story.

    Thank you, silence.

    PS: Saw “A Single Man” last night. Haunting. Highly recommended.

  10. Stupid story of the week the “retarded” story!

  11. TempeBev

    Nanny’s comments are great.

  12. nannymm

    Thanks, Bev. It’s good to have you back.

  13. dooty

    I think I am gonna go with what Nannymm said. Yeah, he got sucked in but he let himself get sucked in.

  14. nannymm

    My husband has just added his two cents to this debate:
    “Both of these guys should be in prison for a good long time. In fact, they ought to share a cell.”

    To that I will add, “where they can beat the shit out of each other.”

  15. nannymm

    Damn! I wish I’d written this.
    My Must Read article of the day:

    How Safe Is Safe Enough?
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/how-safe-is-safe-enough/?8ty&emc=ty

    • dnd

      Nannymm,
      Since you worked in a NYC psych hospital, can you explain David Brooks? One minute he’s making complete sense, the other he’s lost in the ozone again.

  16. They should have the Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s trial here in Cleveland. The downtown is virtually empty and it would cause minimal inconvenience ….it would be great for our economy.

  17. nannymm

    That’s easy, dnd. He’s a repug. 🙂

  18. lol @ dnd…”Browns fan”….he would join an elite group of about 50 maniacs that dress like dawgs.

  19. nannymm

    Darn! I missed that, dnd. I wonder if MSNBC is going to report it. I was surprised that KO didn’t mention it last night.

  20. nannymm

    And they wonder why we view them with disdain…
    Tancredo opens Tea Party Convention in style
    President Obama elected by “people who could not even spell the word ‘vote,'” former congressman says
    http://www.salon.com/news/tom_tancredo/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2010/02/05/tancredo

  21. nannymm

    This has got to stop!
    Shelby’s Blanket Hold Puts Spotlight On Defense Contractor Ties
    “…the Alabama Republican has taken the extraordinary measure of holding up at least 70 “nominations on the Senate calendar” — essentially threatening to filibuster the confirmation processes if they came to a vote.”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/05/shelbys-blanket-hold-puts_n_450934.html

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