Picture this: A 13-year-old juvenile delinquent predator, on a dare from his eighth grade juvenile delinquent cretin classmates last week, decided that he enjoyed license to stalk, confront and forcefully grab an unwilling female classmate by her blouse, yank her body toward his, plant his filthy wet slobbering open mouth over hers, and thrust his tongue inside.
Baltimore Maryland police have charged him in juvenile court with second-degree assault. But some people think that all he did was innocently steal a little kiss. They don’t even think that his act rose to the level of an assault.
"I don't know if an unwanted kiss is a second-degree assault of a person," said one woman. Another man said that the school should handle the situation first without getting police involved. "And then, if the parents want to press charges then there's nothing else that can be done."
Here’s my take: If that girl were my daughter I’d want that little bastard taken out and shot. We’re not talking about a little peck on the cheek here. This wasn’t just an innocent school house prank. This was a sexual assault and battery. Where did he get the idea that he has the right to lay his hands upon an unsuspecting and unwilling female, much less force himself upon her in that fashion?
He committed a crime. The girl is a victim. A sexual assault includes unwanted grabbing, touching, and kissing. Rape is not necessary to make a case for sexual assault. Think about how this happening to her made her feel. This was not about puppy love; it was about violence, physical and emotional abuse.
A charge of second-degree assault doesn’t begin to right this wrong. That little criminal should be punished severely before he gets the bright idea that he can go out and rape his next victim. The cretin companions who dared him to do what he did should likewise be punished.
No 13-year-old boy in America should believe for a moment that he has a right to commit juvenile sexual assault and battery.