Yes, part TWO. In quick succession. That…. that isn’t good, is it?
Today, I was riding the wave we all know as the Internet, and I stumbled upon this news article from the American site Post Gazzette, which is a Pittsbourgh site. The name of the article?…
“Suit Charges Upper St. Clair Officials Made Rape Victim ‘Bait'”
Yes folks, a young rape victim was raped again after the officials in her former school used her as bait.
So, what exactly happened to result in this story?
A former student of Upper St. Clair High School claimed she was raped. On the fourth of February, the girl (who was remained silent all through the article I read) went to one of her teachers, Esther von Waldow, and told her a boy (who also remained unnamed through the article) had forced her to have sex with him after school. The girl had previous problems with the boy before, who pleased guilty in juvenile court to sexual assault. The girl told her teacher that he forced another student to have sex also.
According to the brief, Ms von Waldow immediately went to the school administrators with concerns and offered several options to make sure the girls in question got home safely, including offering herself to walk the girls to their homes.
But, for some insane reason (and that’s putting it lightly), the school Principal had different ides…
Instead, Principal Michael Ghilani “wanted to keep the girl on school property and not let her leave. Ghilani’s plan, known as the ‘sting operation,’ was to use Jane Doe as ‘bait’ to lead the school administrators to [the boy] and perhaps other girls.”
The principal didn’t believe that the students were in danger or that any safety concerns were present. He did believe that the students were having consensual sex in school after hours.
He devised a plan to have school police officers follow the students in question to determine who they were and where they were going.
“Security personnel followed the students. Whether the sexual activity was alleged to be consensual or nonconsensual would not have altered the plan,” Upper St. Clair said in its brief. “The plan to was to monitor the students and stop the students before any sexual activity occurred.”
The officers followed the students and believed that they had gone home for the day.
However, an officer working night duty later saw on a school surveillance camera that the boy and another girl were back on the premises.
Though the officer then did rounds to find them, he never did.
The girl’s attorneys contend that two girls were raped in the stairwell that afternoon, including their client.
“Ghilani’s ‘sting operation,’ which prevented von Waldow from placing the girl on her bus and out of harm’s way so that she could be used as bait, resulted in her being violently raped. Ghilani and the school district acted in utter disregard of her welfare.”
David J. Barton, the attorney representing the student, called Mr. Ghilani’s attempt at a sting “ill-conceived.”
Am I the only one to think that “ill-conceived” is an understatement?
What? I mean…. What idiocy makes a rape victim, ‘bait’? They should’ve just let Ms von Waldow do the best thing and walk the girls home, not use them as worms to catch fish…
Well, hopefully, there won’t be any more Modern Day articles….
Man… why is this modern life so twisted?