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Jury deliberating Pleasanton rape charges against East Palo Alto man

Original post made on Dec 28, 2011

The defense attorney for an East Palo Alto man accused of kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend in Pleasanton said Tuesday that his client had been falsely accused and that the sex the two had in July 2010 was consensual.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 6:31 AM

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Posted by Just sayin'
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2011 at 8:42 am

Sure sounds like rape to me. Assuming this is a fairly written article, Ramirez is a dangerous man.

As a conviction has not been handed down, I will write generally.

It takes real courage for a victim to face their rapist. It must take even more to when your rapist is someone you once cared about and trusted.

Rape is a violent crime about power, not desire. Way too often, the one violated is victimized repeatedly. First, in the attack, then by the system and often socially.

To report a rape then follow a case to trial, whether on the stand or not, takes tremendous strength and courage, Maria. I hope you have the support you need and may justice prevail.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I hope that the "rapist" is convicted and does time.

Hopefully, Ramirez will meet up with Buba in a prison shower.

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