Four Men Get Pat On The Hand, Won’t Serve Jail Time For Raping Drunk Teenage Girls: Report
Four men accused of raping two teenage girls at a Myrtle Beach hotel three years ago were able to avoid any jail time after agreeing to a plea deal.
Edward House, Bryce Charleson, Cody Haux and Jamel Quick all pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges on Thursday, according to WPDE-TV.
According to reports, the two girls who were 14 and 15 years old at the time, went for a walk on April 9, 2015, where they met the older teenagers.
The girls later told police that they had been raped after drinking alcohol and heading back to the hotel room of the four men.
They told police that one of the girls was raped by three of the men while the other on said she was raped by one of them.
Following the assaults, the girls reported the four men who were then charged with sexual assault.
But the men will not be serving jail time. Instead, each man was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to have no contact with the victims.
The judge, outraged, scolded the four men who were able to receive the sentence that they did due to the Youthful Offenders Act.
Before the trial was over, the judge asked the four men if they had sisters. Three of them said yes.
He then urged them to consider the rightful punishment they believed would be justified if their own sisters had been assaulted.