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 §16-3-651 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.