Boy forced into sex with mom

That was to cap off a gang rape in a housing project in Florida. This AP story is from Yahoo News

Police: Boy forced into sex with mom

By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer
Fri Jul 6, 8:44 PM ET

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Two teenagers were accused of gang raping a woman and forcing her 12-year-old son to join in the attack, then beating him and pouring cleaning solution into his eyes.

Authorities allege Avion Lawson, 14, and Nathan Walker, 16, were among a group of about 10 masked suspects who forced their way into the woman’s apartment in a crime-ridden housing project the night of June 18.

The two were being held without bail Friday on suspicion of armed sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, sexual performance by a child, armed home invasion and aggravated battery. Both were arrested this week, but formal charges had not been filed. Authorities said the two would be charged as adults.

“Any rape case is horrible but this takes it to another level, something you can’t think of even in your worst dreams,” police spokesman Ted White said.

According to the police report, a man knocked on the woman’s door at about 9 p.m. and told her he had a flat tire. The mother and son, whom police have not identified, went outside and were ambushed by a group of gun-wielding suspects.

The victims told police they were forced back into their home and beaten and sexually assaulted. According to authorities, the men raped, sodomized and beat the woman, then forced her son to participate in the assault at gunpoint, making him have sex with his mother in front of them.

The boy was then beaten and had numerous household cleaning liquids poured into his eyes, according to the police report.

The suspects also stole a few hundred dollars worth of cash and jewelry, White said.

Walker made a first court appearance on Friday, after which his father, also named Nathan Walker, spoke briefly.

“My son has a good heart,” the elder Walker said outside court. “I can’t believe my son would do something like this. I don’t teach my son violence so I don’t understand.”

In this culture, not teaching a boy violence hardly matters, because the culture will teach that lesson. It might matter if a boy is emphatically taught not to engage in violence against women, enough to counteract the cultural lesson that women are sex objects to conquer, but given the pervasiveness of that lesson and the rebelliousness of teenagers, whatever a boy is taught at home may not stick. That is no reason not to try to bring boys up to respect women, but until the culture at large changes its lessons, women will never be safe from this kind of terrorism.

One Response to “Boy forced into sex with mom”

  1. Aletha Says:

    Heart blogged about an action planned in Washington D.C. this coming Friday Nov. 16, “to bring more light to this story and to confront black ‘leaders’ about their peculiar silence regarding this case.” Her entry contains plenty of details and links. The link to the original story I cited is already expired!

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