Some of the details from the documents in the case could make one wonder why the prosecutor isn’t discussing a rape charge. It’s clear that the woman is suggesting a date rape drug was placed in her wine and that she lost consciousness at times.
There are all kinds of people and all kinds of approaches to sex. As long as it is between consenting adults, doesn’t involve animals or children, I don’t care what people agree to do in private. But there is meanness and brutality in the details leaking out of Sikeston, Mo.
So set aside the inclination to snicker at details — like the idea of Jetton and the woman agreeing to utter “green balloons” to halt the sex acts if things became too rough.
Police noted the bruises on her breast and thighs. The woman told police she woke up on the floor with Jetton choking her.
But what most suggests that this was more than a sex game was the damage to her face. What woman emerging from a bedroom wants to go into public with welts, bruises and scratches across her face and neck?
Saturday, December 12, 2009
KC Star column questions lack of more serious charges against Jetton
Kansas City Star columnist Mary Sanchez' latest column focuses on the lack of attentino being paid to what the victim has gone through in the Rod Jetton assault case, but she also brings up a valid point- with allegations of choking, beating, and forced sexual activity- why is Jetton only being charged with assault?