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Four Teens Charged In Sex Assault Of Girl

There are 99 comments on the Valley Advocate story from Feb 12, 2010, titled Four Teens Charged In Sex Assault Of Girl. In it, Valley Advocate reports that:

MADISON, Conn. - Madison police say they have arrested four teenagers in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl at a New Year's Eve house party.

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Parental Responsibility

Boston, MA

#1 Feb 12, 2010
This is a crying shame. I hope the owners of the house were not home or if they were they should be held accountable. Homeowners that are parents too should not allow this type of thing to happen. It is crazy too think that children at this age could get away with this felony behavior.
concerned Madison parent

AOL

#2 Feb 18, 2010
Please remember you are hearing one side of the story that is in the paper. The press has gotten alot of the information wrong, which is a shame. There are actual out and out lies being told by a "source" to the Register. These children are being treated as adults so I don't know what you think they are getting away with. They are being treated harsher then repeat criminal offenders. Remember: innocent until PROVEN guilty.
Guy

Guilford, CT

#3 Feb 18, 2010
I knew the girl. im the same age as she. i wasn't at the party, but trust me, the guys were wrong. they did do what the papers said to her. its horrible. absolutly horrible. the guys should go to jail of juvie, and not for like a month, they deserve yearS (plural!!!) for what they did to her.
concerned Madison parent

AOL

#4 Feb 19, 2010
I also know the girl, her friend, who never went upstairs during the 15 minutes they were in the basemant to get a parent, and the boys, and there is definitely alot more then is what is being reported. Don't be naiive.
Madison Parent

Northampton, MA

#5 Feb 19, 2010
WHERE were the other kids?? WHY didn't one of them go and get a parent??? Are they being held responsible as well?
8th grade student at PMS

Guilford, CT

#6 Feb 19, 2010
this is ridiculous, i have heard so much about this and its terrible. However, I'm not completely surprised the girl portrayed this image of herself that it was okay for guys to take advantage of her which convinced those boys it was okay. obviously it was not. i still feel sorry for her because she didn't deserve that.
Tracy Schmidt

Branford, CT

#7 Feb 20, 2010
What address in Madison did this occur? Were the parents home? What are the boys names--this should come out--this was horrible and needs to be public
Another Madison parent

Hamden, CT

#8 Feb 20, 2010
If you live in town, you know most of the names, the house, etc. It is chilling to think that 13 and 14 year old kids from supposed 'good' families could commit such a horrible crime. No one ever had the 'consent talk' with these boys? The parents hosting the party weren't checking on the kids frequently? Stupid stupid people. I really wonder what kinds of sociopaths we are producing in our community where money, status, sports and grades matter more than being a good person who does the right thing when it counts. With all of the people in the room (and I've heard varying reports of who was where when) not one kid tried to protect the girl or go to get a parent or call their own parents or the police? The house had a bunch of adults in it, too, because the parents were throwing a party at the same time. There was plenty of help at hand. It would have taken 10 seconds to get help. For shame on the parents of any kid there that night because you are not raising quality human beings. Get it together now, before it's too late.
Tracy Schmidt

Branford, CT

#9 Feb 20, 2010
Everyone should know the names and where this happened so it can be a lesson for the future. When you commit a crime like this--when you let this happen at your house--it should be public--it should be public because I can tell me kids remember this--------
Madison Parent

Salem, CT

#10 Feb 21, 2010
Shame on you who judge all of these people. How can you throw stones when you don't even know the facts. All of these families are going through Hell right now and it is not up to you to judge. God help you and your child if this should ever happen to you. And don't be so naive to think that it can't. Bad things happen to good people. The house where this unfortunate incident occured, has the most wonderful, giving, loving family living in it. Fact, there was no adult party going on. There are so many rumors going around, no one really knows the truth yet, so don't cast those stones. You may be casting one at your own child someday. Money, status, sports and grades didn't cause any of this to happen. Don't believe everything you hear or read. And again, this could happen to anyone, anywhere and probably, unfortunately does.

Tracy from Branford, it is not necessary that you should know the home where this occurred or any of the people's names involved. When you tell your kids, they don't' need to know names so they will remember.

I can't sleep at night knowing what these kids and families,(all of them) are enduring right now and will be enduring in the future. I can only imagine how the teens and parents of all are able to function, or not? These children feel that their lives are ruined forever, as do the parerts of these children. There is nothing more important then your child, and that is the case with the familiy where this incident took place. Please keep an open mind until you know all of the accurate facts. If anything right now, all of these famiies need our help and support not our judgement and hate.
Tracy Schmidt

Branford, CT

#11 Feb 21, 2010
You're wrong. These boys knew what they were doing and should be severely punished. You're not dealing in reality--this is called gang rape--it's not a game and no one cares if the boys are hurting. They certainly didn't care about basic human life--that doesn't speak highly of their parents[who have a lot of blame themselves whether they choose to believe so or not]

I want to know more about this for the exact reason you implied--I never want this to happen to my daughter. I want to know everything about this and so should EVERY parent who has a child under that age so they can understand the mentality of what happened.

There is one victim here--the girl. There are a bunch of guilty people INCLUDING her parents for allowing her to be in a place where this could happen. I would NEVER allow my 13 year old daughter to be at a party that I wasn't there to look after--it wouldn't happen. Its not 17 it's 13. 13 year olds think they are 22these days and that is a big problem--and many parents allow it to go on. That's why we need the full details made public.

Sorry but you are wrong--every bit of your diatribe makes no sense.

These boys need to be made severe examples of 5-10 years in jail--the parents in the home should get jail time as accessories and the dumb parents whop dropped their kids off here unattended can look at God and ask why.
11th grader DHS

Niantic, CT

#12 Feb 21, 2010
these kids were aweful for doing this and the 14year old should get a more serious punishment. and the parents prob couldve done more but its the kids fault and your just naive for saying that the "parents shouldnt have dropped off their kid unattended" their was obviously adults but they werent supervising them the entire time. i mean are you saying if you have a party and parents bring their kids your gonna have the kids chill with the rents in the kitchen and sitting room? no your going to send the younger ones off to play and the older ones to a different area to play video games or something. what we can all learn from this situation is that kids are doing things at earlier and earlier ages and this isnt an advancement; it has been thought that girls and boys can hang out together without worry that things will happen between them until <13 and not have anything happen but thats incorrect with kids doing things at younger ages they have to be more supervised. but you cant put serious blame on the parents because their just ignorant of societal changes because things are alot different for their kids than from when they were kids.
Tracy Schmidt

Branford, CT

#13 Feb 21, 2010
11th grader DHS wrote:
these kids were aweful for doing this and the 14year old should get a more serious punishment. and the parents prob couldve done more but its the kids fault and your just naive for saying that the "parents shouldnt have dropped off their kid unattended" their was obviously adults but they werent supervising them the entire time. i mean are you saying if you have a party and parents bring their kids your gonna have the kids chill with the rents in the kitchen and sitting room? no your going to send the younger ones off to play and the older ones to a different area to play video games or something. what we can all learn from this situation is that kids are doing things at earlier and earlier ages and this isnt an advancement; it has been thought that girls and boys can hang out together without worry that things will happen between them until <13 and not have anything happen but thats incorrect with kids doing things at younger ages they have to be more supervised. but you cant put serious blame on the parents because their just ignorant of societal changes because things are alot different for their kids than from when they were kids.
You should try an English class. There were NO parties with 13 year old boys and girls together when I was young. On top of it they had access and were consuming alcohol and God knows what else. This should be well publicized so people can understand the mentality and behavior of what went on here so it doesn't happen again.
11th grader DHS

Niantic, CT

#14 Feb 21, 2010
Tracy Schmidt wrote:
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You should try an English class. There were NO parties with 13 year old boys and girls together when I was young. On top of it they had access and were consuming alcohol and God knows what else. This should be well publicized so people can understand the mentality and behavior of what went on here so it doesn't happen again.
Well I am a little confused as to what your saying because it sounds like your trying to say you want to understand the 13 year old psyche from this situation as if this incident encompasses the thoughts of all 13 year olds. In my opinion if you want to learn more about how they think read this: http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/health-... And all you have been asking is the house that it happened at and the kids names? How will that help you to "understand the mentality and behavior of what went on here".
Common Sense

Bronx, NY

#16 Feb 22, 2010
Tracy Schmidt:
"You should try an English class. There were NO parties with 13 year old boys and girls together when I was young. On top of it they had access and were consuming alcohol and God knows what else. This should be well publicized so people can understand the mentality and behavior of what went on here so it doesn't happen again."
Yeah so just because you were a loser when you were young, parties with 13 year old boys and girls together (GASP, whatever will these satanic young'uns do next?) aren't acceptable?
Fine, alcohol-probably not the best for a 13 year old but seriously 5-10 years in jail when you don't know any of the facts? Also, just because your aren't a competent enough parent to teach your kids without the names of the kids doesn't mean the names should be released. That's not justice, you're just an idiot.
Now stop making a fool of yourself and gtfo.
Grand Oracle of Madison

Guilford, CT

#17 Feb 22, 2010
Common Sense wrote:
Yeah so just because you were a loser when you were young, parties with 13 year old boys and girls together (GASP, whatever will these satanic young'uns do next?) aren't acceptable?
Fine, alcohol-probably not the best for a 13 year old but seriously 5-10 years in jail when you don't know any of the facts? Also, just because your aren't a competent enough parent to teach your kids without the names of the kids doesn't mean the names should be released. That's not justice, you're just an idiot.
Now stop making a fool of yourself and gtfo.
"Alcohol probably not the best for a 13 year old?"
There's the problem right there idiot.
Common Sense

Bronx, NY

#18 Feb 22, 2010
its called a litote or if you never graduated high school, understatement.
Yes of course underage drinking at 13 is not even slightly okay, especially if it leads to this.
Steve Henry

Branford, CT

#19 Feb 22, 2010
Whoever you are--I have the FACTS. And Tracy has some valid points.
Many of these parents TRIED hard to keep this quiet--what a bunch of scum. Take this to the bank--these kids will be made examples of--that's how life is. Tracy's right--this won't happen again--and these kids will be dealt with SEVERELY to ensure it won't happen again--watch and wait.
seriously

Lafayette Hill, PA

#20 Feb 23, 2010
you all are ridiculous honestly. get your facts straightened out. yes it is sad for this to happen to anyone, but maybe you ought to listen to all sides. theres a such thing as crying wolf.
Sad in Madison

Litchfield, NH

#21 Feb 23, 2010
Bottom Line...Parents are not parenting and ALL the CHILDREN involved are now paying the price. Parents everywhere need to wake up...Madison, Branford, Clinton, Guilford, etc..Parenting is not easy, but we need to get it right for our children and theirs. Everyone...PLEASE GET IT RIGHT....

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