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Father of high school sexual assault suspect says ‘a lot of girls want’ his son

By WITW Staff on December 6, 2016

A 15-year old football player at De La Salle High School in California is being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student after a game. The boy’s father has come to his son’s defense, insisting that encounter must have been consensual because his son is good-looking.

“He’s tall, dark and handsome, he plays for De La Salle, there’s a lot of girls that want to be with my son,” the 38-year-old, who is a registered sex offender, told the Bay Area News Group. “When young, fast girls see something they like, they go after it.”

The assault allegedly took place on November 18, after a varsity football game. The suspect’s father told San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX that his son and the victim “were just two teenagers having sex; they were just doing it at the wrong place, at the wrong time.”

The family of the victim, who is a student at Carondelet High School, stated adamantly that the sexual encounter was not consensual. They told KPIX that the boy was bragging about the assault in school. The victim also said that “[i]t’s not OK for this to happen to anyone. And it’s not OK for people, like society, to feel like the person that’s been hurt, that they’ve done something wrong to feel ashamed about the situation … Boys need to know that no means no, period. Point blank.”

Police arrested the suspect last week, but have since released him from custody. According to NBC Bay Area, investigations into the case will nevertheless continue.

Read more at The Huffington Post.



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