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Teen accused of raping Vegas Strip tourist in 2011

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:20 a.m. HST, Nov 09, 2013

LAS VEGAS >> A 17-year-old boy has been indicted after authorities say he and another man grabbed a tourist who became separated from her friends and raped her at knifepoint on the Las Vegas Strip.

The boy was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and battery. The Associated Press generally does not name suspects who are minors.

Police say they're still looking for 25-year-old Matthew Goin, who's believed to be the boy's accomplice.

Authorities say the boy was 15 when he and Goin snatched the woman after she left the Wynn casino in September 2011. Officials say the two assaulted her in a mall parking lot.

A judge set bail at half a million dollars for the teen, who has been homeless since he was 12 years old.

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allie wrote:
Vegas is just a horrible, dangerous place. Stay away
on November 9,2013 | 08:36AM
joseph007 wrote:
also Hawaii is dangerous as well. however, the suspect was in jail with $ 500,000 bail, unable to rape and kidnap other people. In Hawaii (the safe place) he'd be out before the paperwork was finished on his own recognizance as is usual here.
on November 9,2013 | 08:51AM
mokebla wrote:
You're so far from reality.
on November 10,2013 | 05:04AM
SueH wrote:
Homeless?? Not anymore. He'll at least have a place to stay for awhile and 3 meals a day thanks to the hard working taxpayers.
on November 9,2013 | 09:35AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
This is such a tragic story that can make a parent fall to his or her knees. A young man who has barely lived is now probably facing a long prison term. It makes one wonder how society failed when a twelve year old was homeless and probably got mixed in with the wrong crowd. The result is a woman victimized. Now, at 17 he will probably be charged as an adult. A person who is 17 is still considered a child, not an adult. When a person this age is involved in any sexual conduct the offender is charged, and rightfully so, with sexual assault of a minor. A minor cannot give proper consent so the offender is charged with sexual assault. But should a minor of the age of 15 have any sexual conduct with an adult he will be charged for a sexual assault and possible charged as an adult. All of a sudden his judgement is that of an adult. This seems contradictory. A minor is still a minor at 17 whether he be the victim or the offender. The practice of charging a child as an adult is simply hypocrite and needs to be reexamined. Instead of charging them as an adult they should simply enhance the sentence to fit the crime.
on November 9,2013 | 11:57AM
bluespop wrote:
You should have more concern for the victim, less or none for the predator.
on November 9,2013 | 01:49PM
nitpikker wrote:
on November 10,2013 | 05:31AM
meat wrote:
The punishment should fit the crime regardless of age. Sympathy to the victim
on November 10,2013 | 12:28AM
false wrote:
No sympathy for this 17 year old. They are already there when they are 12, no conscience and no social conventions. Blame? Just look at some of the billion dollar profit games and you wonder what this society is coming to. "I no care" is real. This is an example. The dumpster murder here is another. Just keep each other safe.
on November 10,2013 | 05:22AM
nitpikker wrote:
on November 10,2013 | 05:31AM
allie wrote:
on November 10,2013 | 08:59AM
nitpikker wrote:
on November 10,2013 | 05:31AM
nitpikker wrote:
don't agree
on November 10,2013 | 05:30AM
allie wrote:
your nonsense is a symptom of what is wrong with Hawaii's poor judicial system
on November 10,2013 | 08:59AM
onwardupward wrote:
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on November 9,2013 | 12:02PM
GAC wrote:
blame parents , kids should get cracks so they have respect
on November 10,2013 | 04:50AM
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