Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Soldier hero aquitted of raping Facebook friend/Couple accused but not charged in horrific rape sees business plummet/Man wrongly imprisoned for 35 years marries


News Round-Up:

▲It took a jury only one hour and six minutes to clear 21-year-old soldier hero Sean Spooner of raping an 18-year-old woman he met on Facebook.  Spooner, who had saved a captain's life in Afghanistan, said: “I have no idea why" she cried rape, but he thinks “she felt guilty about having sex with me because she had a boyfriend." Spooner describes the terror of awaiting the verdict: "I never felt so scared in my life as when the jury gave the verdict."  Spooner spent seven months behind bars: "They refused to give me bail because I live less than ten miles away from her.” His mother does not like the fact her son is named but his accuser can't be identified: "She cannot be named, but everybody knows about Sean and that is not right. It has to change."

▲A couple in their 50s tries to salvage their restaurant business, badly tarnished by bizarre accusations that they and six other adults raped three prepubescent girls in a small trailer. A grand jury refused to indict the couple for the alleged crimes, but that can't undo the harm to their eating establishment -- business is down 75% -- all because of horrific accusations that, the news report says, were "apparently false."

▲A man who spent 35 years behind bars for a rape and murder he did not commit has gotten married. James Bain, incarcerated at 19, had never even used a mobile phone until he was released from prison in 2009.

Georgia rape claim not credible.