Lawyer Says 11-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Was a 'Spider' Luring Men Into Web

We cover a lot of depressing stuff on this site: rape, anti-abortion laws, more rape, etc. But this article on a defense attorney who likened an 11-year-old survivor of gang rape to a conniving spider who lured her rapists into a web might actually be the most soul-suckingly disheartening story I've ever read. »11/28/12 5:00pm11/28/12 5:00pm


Suspect Disappears From Courtroom in Texas Gang Rape Case

As you may recall, in 2010, an 11-year-old girl was gang-raped by a group of men and boys in Cleveland, Texas. Yesterday, the victim took the witness stand in Liberty, Texas, to testify against Eric McGowen, 20, the first of 14 adults to face trial (six juveniles also are charged in the crime). The girl, using a… »8/30/12 12:30pm8/30/12 12:30pm

Gag Order Issued In Texas Gang Rape Case, But Response Remains Twisted

The shoddy manner in which the New York Times and other media outlets covered the horrifying story of an 11-year-old girl allegedly being gang raped in Cleveland, Texas, has prompted a judge to issue a gag order that bars investigators, witnesses, and attorneys from speaking to the media. Not that that necessarily… »3/16/11 11:10am3/16/11 11:10am

Race Complicates Controversy Over Rape Of 11-Year-Old Girl

How could the story of the 11-year-old gang rape of a Texas girl get any worse? Add race into the discussion. The Houston Chronicle reports that the brutal rape has pushed existing racial tensions in Cleveland, Texas to the boiling point. »3/11/11 12:40pm3/11/11 12:40pm

She adds that her 17-year-old son was the only suspect who turned himself…