Ohio Teen Charged with Assault for Be...

Ohio Teen Charged with Assault for Beating of Gay Classmate

There are 63 comments on the Towleroad story from Nov 3, 2011, titled Ohio Teen Charged with Assault for Beating of Gay Classmate. In it, Towleroad reports that:

Levi Sever, a 15-year-old student at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio was charged with one count of assault this morning for brutally beating a gay student, now identified as Zachary Huston.

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Since: Aug 08

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#1 Nov 4, 2011
Why is it simple assault and not simple battery or felony battery? Most of the evidence is on film.
RGJ

Ocala, FL

#2 Jun 19, 2012
Is there any follow-up to this story? He was charged, but was he found guilty? Was he sentenced? What was the outcome? Does anybody even care anymore?

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Jun 19, 2012
The attacker was sentenced to 90 days in a juvenile facility (almost always cut by 1/3 in actuality). It took me nearly 2 seconds to find that info.

Don't you guys know how to use the web ???!!!

“Dancing with the devil”

Since: May 12

...Dreaming of angels

#4 Jun 19, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
The attacker was sentenced to 90 days in a juvenile facility (almost always cut by 1/3 in actuality). It took me nearly 2 seconds to find that info.
Don't you guys know how to use the web ???!!!
Most people don't anymore :(

Also on subject: 90 days for a hate crime...guess this is like that fella who got 30 days for causing the suicide of his gay roomate or w/e and then it got dropped to 20...I was so unhappy about that :(

Our law system sucks...seems like it's set up to let jerks do whatever they want, and screw over any decent person who makes one little mistake.:(

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Jun 19, 2012
undefined apathy wrote:
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Most people don't anymore :(
Also on subject: 90 days for a hate crime...guess this is like that fella who got 30 days for causing the suicide of his gay roomate or w/e and then it got dropped to 20...I was so unhappy about that :(
Our law system sucks...seems like it's set up to let jerks do whatever they want, and screw over any decent person who makes one little mistake.:(
That's why for many federal crimes and state crimes there are mandatory minimum sentences specified in teh law just judges cann;t give these ridiculously lenient slap-on-the-wrist sentences.

And since you mention the Dharun Ravi case, the maximum sentence he faced was 10 years in a state penitentiary, and that is what I think he should've been sentenced to. Ia lso hope that he's deported adn forbidden to ever enter the U.S. again.

And I hope teh families of both victims sue these criminals, adn their families for 10 million dollars and win that amount and collect every cent of it.

“Dancing with the devil”

Since: May 12

...Dreaming of angels

#6 Jun 19, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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That's why for many federal crimes and state crimes there are mandatory minimum sentences specified in teh law just judges cann;t give these ridiculously lenient slap-on-the-wrist sentences.
And since you mention the Dharun Ravi case, the maximum sentence he faced was 10 years in a state penitentiary, and that is what I think he should've been sentenced to. Ia lso hope that he's deported adn forbidden to ever enter the U.S. again.
And I hope teh families of both victims sue these criminals, adn their families for 10 million dollars and win that amount and collect every cent of it.
No I wish he'd not be deported just dropped off into the middle of a strong GLBT community and left by himself...once someone recognized his face...well? Who knows, right? XD

Also did you see his apology statement about it? It was such bs and a complete lie in which he twisted his words around to sound like an apology, but actually apologized for nothing -.-
Well

Van Wert, OH

#7 Jun 19, 2012
He was a child of 15, did you ever make a mistake when you were that age?
It was NOT a hate crime but a fight in school like happens every day.
If anyone gets into a fight just cry you are gay and the other guy takes the fall.

“Dancing with the devil”

Since: May 12

...Dreaming of angels

#8 Jun 19, 2012
Well wrote:
He was a child of 15, did you ever make a mistake when you were that age?
It was NOT a hate crime but a fight in school like happens every day.
If anyone gets into a fight just cry you are gay and the other guy takes the fall.
No, no I didn't make that mistake at that age. I've never once been in a fight in my entire life...outside of sibling fights with my older brother at home.

I don't condone fighting for any reason, and ambushing a kid, waiting on him to attack him while he's not expecting it is cowardice, also if it was because of his sexuality that is a hate crime, and should be dealt with as such >.>
Well

Van Wert, OH

#9 Jun 19, 2012
undefined apathy wrote:
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No, no I didn't make that mistake at that age. I've never once been in a fight in my entire life...outside of sibling fights with my older brother at home.
I don't condone fighting for any reason, and ambushing a kid, waiting on him to attack him while he's not expecting it is cowardice, also if it was because of his sexuality that is a hate crime, and should be dealt with as such >.>
Witnesses said it was not, you need to read more about it than on the gay sites to get the truth.

“Dancing with the devil”

Since: May 12

...Dreaming of angels

#10 Jun 19, 2012
Well wrote:
<quoted text>Witnesses said it was not, you need to read more about it than on the gay sites to get the truth.
Agreed. I said 'if' not that it was. I wasn't there I'll never know exactly what happened.

FaFoxy

“ WOOF !”

Since: Oct 10

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Jun 19, 2012
Well wrote:
He was a child of 15, did you ever make a mistake when you were that age?
It was NOT a hate crime but a fight in school like happens every day.
If anyone gets into a fight just cry you are gay and the other guy takes the fall.
No, I didn't do that when I was 15 years old. I went to confirmatin class once a week and my circle of friends during those years were all members of "Luther League" at my Lutheran church.

And I would never think of doing such a thing anyway. It's just not who I am.
Well

Van Wert, OH

#12 Jun 20, 2012
FaFoxy wrote:
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No, I didn't do that when I was 15 years old. I went to confirmatin class once a week and my circle of friends during those years were all members of "Luther League" at my Lutheran church.
And I would never think of doing such a thing anyway. It's just not who I am.
i don't know where you live but I have an eye opening experiment for you. Go to the high school and volunteer a few days and see what goes on there. You have no idea how many fights there are daily. Why make such a big deal over this one?
You might not have made this very same mistake, but you were not a perfect little thing and you did make mistakes and you still do to this day. That's life make mistakes and learn from them.NO body is perfect especially teens.
Wowisright

Chillicothe, OH

#13 Jun 20, 2012
Of course this had to do with the victims sexuality. Come on! Any adult who has lived thru school, knows kids are the harshest judges on earth. We all have our stories. It isn't like these kids hung in the same circles.It isn't like they had the chance to have beef about anything BUT surface crap! People kill me. they act like 'you got it all wrong' when the dust settles. But you can bet when it's going down, Mr. Levi was screaming 'fagot!'
Well

Van Wert, OH

#14 Jun 20, 2012
Times have changed since you grew up in the 20's. And I call you a liar and ignorant and you don't have a effin clue what you are running your yap about.
Why does everything in this world revolve around someones sexuality. This is one sick effin country.YOU KNOW NOTHING about it. But you think you know more than the witnesses that seen it and all the crap that happened BEFORE do you. did you see his facebook when he was harassing the other boy? OF course not.this subject has been beat to death when the effin stuff happened.IF you are gay the whole world has to revolve around you and your dick.
Wowisright wrote:
Of course this had to do with the victims sexuality. Come on! Any adult who has lived thru school, knows kids are the harshest judges on earth. We all have our stories. It isn't like these kids hung in the same circles.It isn't like they had the chance to have beef about anything BUT surface crap! People kill me. they act like 'you got it all wrong' when the dust settles. But you can bet when it's going down, Mr. Levi was screaming 'fagot!'

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#15 Jun 20, 2012
Well wrote:
<quoted text>i don't know where you live but I have an eye opening experiment for you. Go to the high school and volunteer a few days and see what goes on there. You have no idea how many fights there are daily. Why make such a big deal over this one?
You might not have made this very same mistake, but you were not a perfect little thing and you did make mistakes and you still do to this day. That's life make mistakes and learn from them.NO body is perfect especially teens.
'how many fights there are DAILY?? That school has big time ISSUES! But then again it all starts AT HOME! Such a lousy job of parents raising these kids!
Well

Van Wert, OH

#16 Jun 20, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>'how many fights there are DAILY?? That school has big time ISSUES! But then again it all starts AT HOME! Such a lousy job of parents raising these kids!
OH I don't know how many schools have shootings and fights every day. It's on the news do you ever watch it or see it on the net? It isn't just this little country school it is all over the country. Do you live in a dark cave?
They spend more time in the liberal school systems that indoctrinate them to stupid things they should know nothing about.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#17 Jun 20, 2012
Well wrote:
<quoted text>OH I don't know how many schools have shootings and fights every day. It's on the news do you ever watch it or see it on the net? It isn't just this little country school it is all over the country. Do you live in a dark cave?
They spend more time in the liberal school systems that indoctrinate them to stupid things they should know nothing about.
who is 'they'?

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#18 Jun 20, 2012
Strange story. It usually takes about 6 homophobe thugs to attack a gay person.

Since: Jan 12

Chillicothe, OH

#19 Jun 20, 2012
Okay I have had enough of this BS! I was not there that day, it happened in my step-fathers classroom. Levi was NOT screaming faggot and this fight had nothing to do with him (Zach) being gay! The fight started the period before during lunch. It carried over to the classroom. Yes Levi was waiting for Zach I seen the whole fight moments after it was posted to facebook. He was waiting wanting to seewhat Zach's problem was at lunch time. If you had seen the entire video unedited you would know this. There was about 30 seconds of a verbal altercation then ZACH NOT LEVI ZACH through the FIRST PUNCH! This was NOT a hate crime! Zach Houston is a bully! His behaviour got worse after all this happened. He likes to gossip, start rumors, touch others inappropriately. His favorite targets are the fat and the poor. I myself had been over to the school twice prior to the fight about him sexually harassing my own son and nothing was done! Zach is not nor has he ever been the victim in this case. There are plenty of victims in this case his ENTIRE class is the victims. Zach made sure of that!
Well

Van Wert, OH

#20 Jun 20, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>who is 'they'?
the school administrators and teachers. The whole public school system. Any more stupid questions?

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