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Three charged in Md. rape of girl, 12

A 24-year-old man and two teenagers have been arrested and charged with raping a 12-year-old girl at a roller rink in Woodlawn.

Baltimore County police say Davon Perry and the teenagers dragged the girl into a storage room and raped her last weekend.

The teens were not identified because they've been charged as juveniles.

Police say Perry was a volunteer at the Skateworks rink.

The alleged victim reported the assault to uniformed police officers who were working security at the rink.

-- The Baltimore Sun

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 18, 2010; 7:55 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore , Juvenile Justice , Sex Crimes  
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Gang rape
an ADULT act
an ADULT crime
12 yr old girl scarred for life
ADULT punishment

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 18, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Charged as juveniles with rape of a 12 y.o.?! Instead, after conviction, they should be executed.

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | August 18, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

What is the mindset of a 24 year old on this one? Exactly what did he think was going to happen?
And the other 2, if they're there by themselves skating, are old enough to know right from wrong.
It isn't often I think China is ahead of the curve on things but these 3 would already be dead there.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 18, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

i guess the uniformed officers must have been on a donut break

Posted by: devilsadvocate2 | August 18, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

This from the Balto Sun: "Police say they have had to deal with a near-constant stream of complaints of rowdy crowds and disturbances at Skateworks since it opened in an industrial park near Security Boulevard in December 2008. Most of the incidents — including one in which a 26-year-old man was hit by gunfire in February 2009 — have occurred outside the rink as patrons left the facility."

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Parents - this is NOT a safe place for your kids! What happened is sickening and tragic. Don't allow your kids to become victims there. (And I hope the 3, if convicted, get LOTS of time behind bars!)

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 18, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

WOODLAWN, Md. - Police say a 12 year old girl was simply attending a party at Skateworks in Woodlawn Saturday night when she was suddenly pushed into a back room, held down, forced to perform oral sex, then raped by two teens and 24 year old Davon Perry.

Each took their turn the victim said before they were scared off by a sound.

"After the suspects fled from the room, the victim was able to get her clothes back on and notify off duty police officers who were working in the skating rink where she was raped," sais Baltimore County Police spokesperson Lt. Robert McCullough

It is no coincidence officers were there.

Skateworks has a history of problems and were allowed to stay open this spring by agreeing to let Baltimore County staff officers on premises.

It was the department's presence that led to the quick arrest of the three suspects.

Kadeem Santiful, 17 and Tracey Hankins, 15 are being charged as adults in this case and are being held without bail along with Perry who we're told frequented the rink often.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 18, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Sad.

I wonder if this will be enough for them to go ahead and shut it down. Time will tell.

Posted by: lulu202 | August 18, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Gang rape
an ADULT act
an ADULT crime
12 yr old girl scarred for life
ADULT punishment

Posted by: 10bestfan

I agree! We have to stop allowing these delinquents to terrorize our children, our community and our future! Lock that ASS up and throw away the key!

Posted by: nhazel826 | August 18, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Rape is an adult crime that two juveniles where are apart of why are they being charged as juveniles? they should be charged as an adult just like Davon Perry

Posted by: JeroRobson1 | August 18, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Bring out the chopping block to the center of town, just like the gallows/stocks of hold and have a public 'slicing'. You see THAT, you think twice...good deterrent

Posted by: kahlua87 | August 18, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

If they put their names in print they will be charged as adults. Should put them in the DC jail, they will teach them what rape feels like.

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 18, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Brutal punishments are not a deterrent, because human nature dictates that we never think we will get caught. You cite China for its punishment of crime with reciprocal violence, and you might as well cite Saudi Arabia, too, but the thing to remember is that people still commit crimes even in those countries. People think, "It won't happen to me; I'll get away with it." There is an almost never-ending capacity for the human mind to deceive itself.

Posted by: mercredi | August 18, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

@mercredi who wrote: "Brutal punishments are not a deterrent, because human nature dictates that we never think we will get caught. You cite China for its punishment of crime with reciprocal violence, and you might as well cite Saudi Arabia, too, but the thing to remember is that people still commit crimes even in those countries. People think, "It won't happen to me; I'll get away with it." There is an almost never-ending capacity for the human mind to deceive itself."

It is a question of punishment even if there is no deterrent affect. They should be punished severely regardless of the affect that punishment may or may not have on others.

Posted by: gooch0001 | August 19, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

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