Richard Fourtin Jr. and the Connecticut Supreme Court

Hellbeast Richard Fourtin Jr.
Crime: Rape, Injustice

I am so furious right now I am on the verge of having an aneurism. I am furious with the convicted rapist Richard Fourtin Jr. and I am outraged at 4/7 of the Connecticut Supreme Court that un-convicted him.

In January 2008 Richard Fourtin Jr., 28, was convicted of attempted 2nd-degree and 4th-degree sexual assault. The victim was a severely handicapped woman who suffers from cerebral palsy and has the intellectual age of a 3-year-old.

This woman cannot walk, talk, and one of the few body parts she has any control over is her right index finger. She uses that finger to point to words or letters printed on a board.

This is the woman Richard Fourtin Jr. chose to have sex with in 2005. She could not say no, she could not slug him or punch him or run away. And having the intellectual age of 3 it’s hard to say if the poor woman understood what was happening to her as the bastard Richard Fourtin Jr. used her to relive his basest sexual urges.

Still, this victim faced Richard Fourtin Jr. in court. It took 4 days to take her testimony because communicating by a shaky index finger takes a lot of time and patience.

In January 2008 Richard POS Fourtin Jr. was convicted of sexual assault and sentenced to 6 years in prison.

It didn’t end there. It should have.

The defense appealed on the grounds that the woman COULD communicate by kicking, biting, gesturing and screaming. They based this on the testimony of a home health aide who said the victim could kick and groan if she didn’t get the food she wanted.

The state Appellate Court ruled that this woman is NOT physically helpless. WTF? Seriously, WTF?

In spite of the tremendous difficulty that the victim had communicating, the Appellate Court ruled that she could have tried to stop the alleged attack by “using various nonverbal methods, including screeching, biting, kicking and scratching”.

As a result, they ruled that “no reasonable jury could have concluded that she was physically helpless as defined (by law)”. The bastard Fourtin’s conviction therefore was overturned. (Hey, wasn’t there already a reasonable jury that had convicted him?)

And since when does groaning or screeching stop a rapist? Since when does gesturing stop a rapist? Since when does kicking or scratching stop a rapist? And biting — does biting stop a rapist? No! Not unless you bite the f*cker’s penis off!

And since when does rape HAVE TO involve the victim fighting back physically? If a rapist broke into my bedroom at night and told me that if I didn’t cooperate he’d kill my mom who was sleeping in the other room, I would cooperate. No fighting. Does that mean it isn’t rape? HELL NO!

If I’m on a date and he slips me Rohypnol but I can still moan and groan and gesture while he rapes me, then it isn’t really rape? Because I can moan and groan and gesture I’m not “physically helpless”, ergo no rape? Bullshit!

The state appealed to the Connecticut Supreme Court.

And on Monday, October 1, 2012 the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4 to 3 in the bastard’s favour.

“We are not persuaded that the victim was either unconscious or so uncommunicative that she was physically incapable of manifesting to the defendant her lack of consent to sexual intercourse at the time of the alleged sexual assault.”

Anna Doroghazi, of the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, said, “By implying that the victim in this case should have bitten or kicked her assailant, this ruling effectively holds people with disabilities to a higher standard than the rest of the population when it comes to proving lack of consent in sexual assault cases.

“Failing to bite an assailant is not the same thing as consenting to sexual activity.” Damn straight it isn’t!

Hellbeast Richard Fourtin Jr.This f*cktarded, stupid decision is dangerous. Already disabled people are twice as likely to be victims of sexual assault than able-bodied people. And this just makes it far more likely that the rapists won’t even be prosecuted.

Richard Fourtin Jr., 28, is now free and cannot be tried again for this rape. Damn the bastard to hell! I hope his balls wither and die and his penis drops off before he gets his paws on another helpless victim.

I don’t know if anything can be done to change the laws in Connecticut or the change the Justices of the Supreme Court of Connecticut but it’s shameful that a mentally and physically disabled woman can’t get justice because she couldn’t prove she fought off her attacker.

So if you find yourself in Connecticut and some hellbeast is attempting to rape you, you’d sure as hell better put up one hell of a fight, otherwise the courts won’t believe you. “Forcible” rape is apparently the only real rape to them.

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New York Daily News article

11 Responses to Richard Fourtin Jr. and the Connecticut Supreme Court

  1. 2cute says:

    Disgusting! He picked a victim who couldn’t fight back and wins because she didn’t fight back! Disgusting!

  2. bulldoggy says:

    Lemme see, this asshole finds a severely handicapped woman with the mind of a small child, who can’t talk, can’t walk and can only communicate via finger pointing, and becomes her boyfriend? Cuz y’know she’s the perfect girlfriend right? She won’t nag, she won’t ask for a commitment, she’ll just lay there while he has sex with her. Perfect for him!

    But somehow I don’t think the woman was looking for a boyfriend. I don’t think she was looking for sex. I don’t think she even understands sexual relationships much less can consent to them.

    Y’know, I think this bastard raped her. Sex with her would be like sex with a toddler — an adult-size toddler who can’t talk. It’s just wrong on so many levels. And that much wrong makes it rape.

    The law is an ass.

  3. steve-O says:

    Yeah this guy is a real f**king Casanova. Who let this creep near any handicapped females? And now that he’s out of jail look out women of Connecticut! He’s single and he’s looking for sex, and he’s probably not too interested in conversation or dates. And he likes his women incapacitated. Stay away from him!

  4. bengalpuss says:

    Cleo i keep saying open a section on “Stupid arse judges and their ridiculous sentences” What will happen now is, any Fiend That see’s a handicapped person and wants sex (I put person cos these beasts don.t care if its a man or woman) Can basically do what they want, and because the victim can grunt, bite, screech and kick out, then they can stop it so hence its not rape, just a misunderstanding. People of america, if your child is disabled with a mental age of a child, for christ sake don.t leave them on their own, because if they get raped, theres fuckall you can do. And thats true. Im absolutely disgusted that these fucktard judges could even think that, let alone rule that. They’ve basically given that poor woman no rights. I can.t even imagine or begin to imagine the torment she went through while this bastard was doing things to her that she didn.t understand and that hurt her. I shouldn’t say this but if anybody comes across this cunt, do society a favour and chop his Weeny Dick off.

  5. moodymagic says:

    What a big man raping a handicap woman. This is absolutely appalling and sick. The judge is no better. Bengal puss said it best.

  6. Tasera says:

    What does it matter if she did or didn’t fight back?! It was fucking RAPE! How could she possibly have consented to that when she has the mind of a three-year old?!

    This is disgusting. That judge should be disbarred.

  7. bengalpuss says:

    tasera That judge needs shooting love, never mind disbaring. Just lately im fucking sick of the piddy arse sentences that the judges dish out and the stupid arse reasons why

  8. Claire says:

    Women are just here to be fucktoys, don’t you know that?? That seems to be the way these freaks think anyway. Honestly I am SO SICK of this prevailing view that women should have to say no or be really assertive or even fight back against men (some men) to get it into his thick head that she does not want him to touch her. Men – ALL men – should understand that unless a woman specifically GIVES consent then she is off limits. That poor woman – so badly let down by everyone!

    • bengalpuss says:

      Claire, im utterly disgusted with the ruling that the appeal court came up with. First what gave this depraved fucker the idea that this poor woman wanted sex? She obviously can.t speak or give an impression that she wanted sex, so that should have been paramount to the ruling. Second, did those judges honestly believe that if she wouldn’t screamed or bitten the bastard that he would have stopped. And third, how did they know that she was able to scream or bite. They took the word of someone that she was able to do this, instead of having the woman assessed by a medical professional. Its wrong that this poor woman was violated in the most sickest way imaginable, and then have to bed violated again by the system that is supposed to protect her. For this man to rape this woman and basically get to walk out of jail a free man is diabolical. And those judges should be ashamed of themselves. My question to those judges is “If that was your daughter that this happened to, would you give the same ruling?”. NO!

  9. Cheezypoof says:

    Ummm it’s the very same in canada – rapists get off because “consent is a matter of perspective” most rape cases are dropped because of lack of evidence – the only acceptable evidence being clear and unequivocal proof that the victim very clearly and repeatedly said the word “No”

  10. angrycdn says:

    Jail the judges. These inept, incompetent fools should not be judging criminal cases. It’s the same stupidity in Canada, where our so-called ‘learned’ judges pull ‘rights’ out of their arseholes with myopic rulings based on their own soft hearts and insist that accused/convicted criminals must have even more ‘rights’.

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