AJC: Detective: Clayton school didn't report sexual abuse tape
Detective Joanne Southerland told the court before an afternoon break that Adams and Manning were aware that a 15-year-old female student was videotaped having non-consensual sex with two male students.
Southerland testified that the two boys, both juveniles, said the videotape had been seen by "everyone" at Mundy's Mill.
"This is having a horrific effect on this victim," Southerland said on the stand. "The tape memorializes the abuse and the girl is re-victimized."
The male students were charged with child molestation, statutory rape, solicitation for sodomy, distribution of child pornography and with being in a gang. Because the educators saw the tape and failed to call police as mandated under the law, Southerland alleges they should be charged with failing to report suspected child abuse.
Black folks - can I ask you all a question? Which has more personal impact upon you, hitting closer to home? The fact that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes of suspected terrorists in order to protect the identity of clandestine agents OR when school officials having seen a young Black girl being forced to have sex and the tape is shown all over the school but none of the teachers or administrators FORWARD THE TAPE TO THE AUTHORITIES AS THEY ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO DO?
When I claim that we as a people are in a "sold out state" with regard to our best interests is there a greater point that demonstrates this? There will be no protest march outside of Mundy's Mill High School which is just minutes from where I live. The same operatives who had the CIA tape issue as front and center of their objectives in charging against their enemy Bush.....will not be the ones in the lead seeking the penalization of these local school officials for failing to do was they were required to do under the law.
If indeed I am playing a "tit for tat" game......WHO is the loser here other than this young Black girl and her mother and father?
It is becoming increasingly clear that some of that which is permitted within our schools today, though POPULAR is counter to our interests as a people?