Defense for two Morristown men, 17 at the time of alleged incident in September 2011, called sex consensual.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 15
The teenage girl who said she was raped after drinking a bottle of an unknown liquid at a Hazel Street residence in September 2011 testified in Morris County court on Monday, according to a Star-Ledger article. The girl, 17 at the time of the alleged incident, said during the juvenile probable cause hearing that she drank from a 20-ounce bottle at the home, took a few steps and then fell to the floor. When she woke up, one of the men accused of the incident were on top of her, according to the article. Attorneys for the men on Tuesday called the alleged victim’s story “nonsensical” and a “bunch of baloney,” according to MorristownGreen.com, and said the sex had been consensual. The pair of publicly unidentified Morristown men were 17 at …
Morris County Sexual Assault Center to hold annual event from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday on the Morristown Green.
A decade ago, Italian judges didn't convict a rapist because the victim wore jeans and, they reasoned, the alleged attack could not be a rape—she must have helped the man remove them. Ever since then, rape crisis centers around the world have pointed to that decision as an example of absurd and dangerous thinking, and they've marked “Denim Day”—when they challenge their communities to wear jeans, and they sponsor a host of prevention activities. Thursday, the Morris County Sexual Assault Center (MCSAC), together with the members of the Morris Alliance to Prevent Sexual Assault will celebrate New Jersey’s Third Annual Denim Day with a 2-hour demonstration on the Morristown Green from noon to 2 p.m. The event will be complete with live …