No Jail Time For 19-Year-Old In Idaho Coat-Hanger Assault Case : The Two-Way : NPR

An Idaho judge concluded an attack on a black, mentally disabled teenager, in which his white teammate kicked a coat hanger up his rectum, was not a sexual assault or racially motivated attack.

It began when a fellow football player gave him a hug. A second player inserted a coat hanger into his anus, and a third kicked it farther in. Not a sex crime or racial attack, the judge ruled. The Twin Falls, Idaho, newspaper writes that supporters of the victim see the sentencing as “a slap on the wrist for a privileged white teen who preyed on a disabled teammate from the only black family in town.”

His conviction could be dismissed entirely.

Source: No Jail Time For 19-Year-Old In Idaho Coat-Hanger Assault Case : The Two-Way : NPR

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