This is Mind-Blowing.

by Isabel LaCoeur

Obviously, sexual assault is a huge problem in the US military. But this is probably one of the most unbelievable cases I have heard of in the past while. An Air Force enlisted woman who was gang-raped by three fellow airmen but then opted not to testify at a court martial due to stress and harassment, is now being accused of committing indecent acts with the three men involved. That’s right. The rape victim is now a criminal, and may have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

But it gets worse.

The three men have been offered fucking IMMUNITY in return for testifying against their victim. Airmen Russell J. Basile, Airman 1st Class Jerrell W. Apache, and Airman Rotez J. Butler are not only not being punished for gangraping Airman 1st Class Cassandra M. Hernandez, but they are being rewarded for making HER the sex offender!

This is fucking SICKENING.

And, of course, this is all her fault to begin with, since she was apparently wearing “revealing clothing” and dancing in a “promiscuous way”. So OBVIOUSLY she was asking for it! (insert exaggerated and furious eyeroll here)

And the pièce de résistance, she still has to WORK around these assholes.

What’s more, the men who were accused and still work on the same base as Hernandez.

“I can’t go anywhere without wondering if they are going to be there,” said Hernandez.

This story makes me so angry, I can’t even see straight.

Via Feministing.

7 thoughts on “This is Mind-Blowing.

  1. Maybe if you left wing assholes would get your facts right you would know what you’re talking about! I have known, worked and deployed with one of those “assholes” for many years and he would never do anything like this. Maybe I’m wrong, but are we not innocent till proven guilty? That’s a concept you people obviously never heard of.


  2. The court of public opinion doesn’t necessarily place the burden of proof on the victim, ‘GUY’.

    BTW, starting off a troll with the phrase “left wing assholes” is a surefire way to get yourself immediately banned.

    Yeah, yeah, I know–free speech!!1 I’ve heard of teh concept. I got two more words for ya: “private property”.

    Don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out.


  3. i am late, i know that much, its 2011, but i never heard this story before. i came across it and it is one of the most messed up things ive ever read. dont get me wrong “GUY” your buddy might not of done anything to the female, BUT to watch your 2 other friends have sex with a underage highly intoxicated girl, yeah he sounds like a real winner and is just as guilty in my eyes. this is a tough case by no means, but im taking to females side.


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