Rotten Reporting: Fox Carolina Thinks Patrick McCall Was Arrested for “Having Sex with Girl”

Unless heterosexuality was banned in South Carolina when no one was looking Fox Carolina is being a bit misleading with it’s headline of the Patrick McCall story. They title it Greenville Man Accused of Having Sex with Girl:

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville man was arrested last month after a girl said he had sex with her in April, according to Greenville police.

According to arrest warrants, Patrick McCall, 35, had sex with the 14-year-old girl twice at his Rutherford Road home.

Now people in the area will know that Fox Carolina among other use the term “sex with girl” to describe any pervert molesting anyone over the age of nine. Conservatives, Christians and other people concerned with media bias will be interested to know that when Christian or Jewish clergy are involved they usually put the age of the child in the headline.

But the point is that this short hand they developed for adults sexually exploiting, raping and molesting children and teens minimizes the criminality involved. If the charges are true McCall wasn’t “having sex” with a “girl” he was molesting a young teen. A 35-year-old man is not “having sex” with a 14-year-old girl he is exploiting a child for his own sick gratification.

WYFF is reporting that the arrest originated when the girl was in the emergency room and police were called. That’s a tidbit of information that seems important but Fox Carolina left out. I guess it would hurt the attempts by some in the media to minimize child sexual exploitation to have said exploitation associated with medical emergencies.

According to public records McCall is charged with two counts of 2nd degree Criminal sexual conduct with minor – victim 11 to 14 yrs of age. According to the SC Courts website this crime is one where:

That the accused used aggravated coercion to accomplish sexual battery

Note: Refer to ยง16-3-651 for definitions of aggravated coercion and sexual battery. Aggravated coercion is distinguished from aggravated force in that coercion entails a threat, where aggravated force involves the carrying out of the threat. A person is guilty of this offense if he engages or attempts to engage in sexual battery with a victim who is 11 to 14 years old and the actor is older than the victim. Also, one is guilty of this offense if the victim is 14 to 16 years of age and the actor is in a position of familial, custodial, or official authority to coerce the victim to submit, or is older than the victim.

So if I’m reading this right McCall at best accused of using a position of authority to get between the legs of a very young teen, at worst cops think he actually threatened the teen into having sex with him.

According to our local media that’s the same as two people meeting in a bar and going home together because it’s all just “having sex” or whatever.

Comments

8 Responses to “Rotten Reporting: Fox Carolina Thinks Patrick McCall Was Arrested for “Having Sex with Girl””

  1. mrclean on October 7th, 2012 10:09 pm

    You misquoted SC law.

    2. The accused engages in sexual battery with a victim who is at least fourteen (14) years of age, but who is less than sixteen (16) years of age, and the accused is in a position of familial, custodial, or official authority to coerce the victim to submit or is older than the victim. However, a person may not be convicted of a violation of the provisions of this item if he is eighteen (18) years of age or less when he engages in illicit, but consensual, sexual conduct with another person who is at least fourteen (14) years of age.

    Penalty:

    Imprisonment for not more than 20 years at the discretion of the court.

  2. Rob Taylor on October 8th, 2012 3:58 am

    I misquoted the law by quoting a law review site. Does anyone go to school anymore? You mean to say that the source I’m using is wrong – I am according to you not quoting the law at all.

    But the point is that this douche is a pervert and you don’t “have sex’ with children you molest them. We agree on that, no?

  3. Martin on December 4th, 2016 6:23 pm

    Just to circle back around to this since it was reported like Patrick McCall was guilty… A jury of 12 SC residents found Mr. McCall Not Guilty after it was found that the victim had made up the story to get back at her mother.

  4. Rob Taylor on December 5th, 2016 6:13 pm

    How’s that change what the point of the post was? Banging children is not “sex with a girl” it’s child or molestation. That’s what he was arrested for.

  5. Martin on December 6th, 2016 7:37 pm

    Right, but shouldn’t you update the story now that he has been cleared? He’s innocent but your story could still hurt his reputation.

  6. Martin on December 7th, 2016 6:15 pm

    Or at least take his picture down. It’s the decent thing to do.

  7. Rob Taylor on December 7th, 2016 8:51 pm

    Why’s that? Jury not convicting him doesn’t change the point of the post – that our “journalists” in the area think molestation is “sex” implying that it’s no big deal.

    By the way, I sat on a jury just recently so don’t give me the story about how it proves the girl – who was a young teen- was a liar. If you thought a teen year old was literally framing men for rape the “decent thing to do” would be now to find out what sort of abuse or neglect made her into a criminal.

  8. Martin on December 8th, 2016 10:14 am

    I hear you on both points. There is more to this case than what was put out by the media. Your last sentence is spot on. It was revealed that she was mentally ill due to a number of factors, including abuse, also suicidal since the age of 9, caused harm to animals and siblings, lying, stealing, etc. So that’s really why I’m asking you to help by updating the story with the not guilty verdict, as Fox News and WYFF have now done. Patrick’s reputation was damaged badly by a bold faced lie and it has taken 4 years for the legal system to try the case. He is now finally able to move on. I agree with you on the original point of the article: that Fox News was incorrect on how they reported the story. If you don’t want to help him that’s ok. I just thought I’d try.

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