A teen football player in Concord, California was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after a playoff game on November 28th. Now, the father of the teen athlete is claiming that the sexual encounter was surely consensual because "there's a lot of girls that want to be with my son."
“He’s tall, dark and handsome..." said the accused's father, who also happens to be a registered sex offender. "When young, fast girls see something they like, they go after it.... She’s the one that basically chased my son down. They were just two teenagers having sex; they were just doing it at the wrong place, at the wrong time.“
“Just because my background is what it is — I’m not that type of individual, and neither is my son,” he added. “I don’t want to see my son be a victim also.” Interesting word choice, there.
Meanwhile, parents of the alleged 15-year-old victim are saying that the purported assailant's school is working to protect the reputation of their football program rather than seek justice for the wronged girl: “The football team should not be their focus. A child was hurt. It shouldn’t be their focus to say he wasn’t on the varsity team,” the girl’s father said in an interview with the Bay Area News Group, referring to a statement released by De La Salle on Wednesday. “They mention more about the football team than what happened.”
“I had to sit back and wait while the kid was still going to school across the street from my daughter after he raped her,” the girl’s father added.
The alleged victim issued statements to local news: “Boys need to know that no means no, period. Point blank,” the teen told a television station.
“It’s not OK for this to happen to anyone,” she said, “and it’s not OK for people, like society, to feel like the person that’s been hurt, that they’ve done something wrong to feel ashamed about the situation.”
Names of the alleged victim and the alleged assailant have not been released to the public.