15 Year Old Rape Suspect On Trial As ...

15 Year Old Rape Suspect On Trial As An Adult

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Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#1 Dec 1, 2009

MUSKEGON - When 15 year old Teddius Patterson enters the courtroom Tuesday, he faces up to life in prison for raping a woman who lived just a block from him, back in June.

The charges against Patterson include first degree criminal sexual conduct, first degree home invasion and felony firearms charges for the incident that occurred back on June 22nd.

Police say Patterson, who was at the time 14, broke into a woman's home in the 500 block of Margaret, that's in Muskegon.

According to court evidence, when the woman heard Patterson in her kitchen she approached him. He then forced her into her bedroom where he sexually assaulted her, she reached for a gun and tried to shoot it, but the safety was on. Patterson then assaulted her again, this time at gunpoint, before stealing money and taking off.

Records show the teen lived very close to the victim, approximately a block away.

He removed a court ordered monitoring device that had been given to him after he was a suspect in similar break-ins.

When he was arrested back in early July, Patterson was held on half a million dollars bond.

His juvenile record includes possession of crack cocaine and arson.

Since: Jul 09

Holland, MI

#3 Dec 3, 2009
Just kill the little focker and save the state some money. No matter what the outcome he will be a waste of an existance anyway.

Independence, MO

#4 Dec 3, 2009
The kid is a pos, but his step-mother deserves an award for turning him into the police.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Dec 3, 2009
We have sadly learned down here that these type criminals cannot be rehabilitated. I know that state legislators will be timid to construct sentencing guides that take this into effect....see the case of the guy that kidnapped the girl for 19 years, you can understand my meaning.....he was always a sexual predator....
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#6 Dec 3, 2009
They are going to make him scream in prison.


Since: Nov 08

United States

#7 Dec 7, 2009
He didn't kill anybody. Do you all feel this kind of angst towards murderers? I don't understand why sexual crimes are elevated to the level of murder. Honestly. It's heinous, don't get me wrong, but why are people so vicious towards sexual predators and sympathetic to those who kill? Killing seems so much worse and salacious to me.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#8 Dec 7, 2009
Sympathetic to those who kill? Run that by me again....

Since: Oct 07

Cloud Nine

#10 Dec 30, 2009

MUSKEGON, Mich.(WZZM)- A 15-year-old Muskegon boy with an extensive criminal record will spend 20 to 55 years behind bars for raping a woman.

Teddius Patterson was 14 years old last summer when he broke into a 19-year-old woman's home and assaulted her. Tuesday, he was sentenced for numerous convictions including first degree criminal sexual conduct, home invasion, theft of a firearm, and felony firearm possession.

D.J. Hilson, the Muskegon County Sr. Assistant Prosecutor says the sentence sends a clear message to the community. "We cannot tolerate that kind of conduct here in Muskegon County, regardless of age. When you break into someone's home and you violate-- not only the security of their home, but also their body, in the way that he did, you deserve to go to prison for a very long time."

Patterson has a previous record which includes breaking and entering, arson and cocaine possession.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#11 Dec 30, 2009
What a great outcome, guaranteeing the safety of the citizenry from him for the next 20-55 years.......NEXT..........

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