While cases of s*xual assaults are not taken lightly in the States, the case of a young man whose active prison time was ruled by the presiding judge despite being involved in a case of s*xual assault seems to be a one in a thousand occurrence.
On August 8, 2018, Logan Osborn, a 19-year-old man charged with tying up and s*xually abusing a 14-year-old girl in 2017, has escaped prison time. Richmond Times-Dispatch stated that the young man would not have to pay for assaulting his classmate as the presiding judge ruled out his previous judgment on the assault.
Logan Osborn’s Trial
Evidence revealed that the assault happened between Osborn and a young girl who was his classmate.
At first, the duo met at prom, then let saw a week after their first meeting to see a school play.
The prosecution revealed that the pair, who got along during the play, decided to stick around after the play to get to know each other better. But to the disappointment of everyone, Osborn, who was older than the girl, took advantage of her innocence and naivety.
The prosecution revealed that Osborn tied the girl’s neck and hands with a belt, pushed her to ground, and forced her to act s*xually.
While the young girl cried as she was assaulted, Logan Osborn picked her again, pushed her against the wall and forced her to go on her knees.
When he finished with her, he left her in a disorganized state for her mother to pick her up. Her mother picked her, cited her worries, asked her some questions, and took her to the hospital for an exam. Although she was not injured in any way, the young girl explained in detail how Osborn had hurt her.
In response to the prosecution, Osborn’s lawyer argued that the incident was a consensual act between Osborn and the young girl. To back up his point, he cited the text messages the duo shared before meeting at the play.
He stated that the text messages’ details showed that the pair were going to meet after the play.
While the defense maintained his stance on Osborn’s innocence, the prosecution insisted that the young girl was too young to consent to s*x legally. So Osborn must have either manipulated her or forced her.