Man, 19, charged in jail rape

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 9:17 PM
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An Evans man was charged today in the rape of his 17-year-old cellmate in the Columbia County Detention Center last week.

Bradley Mandela Houston, 19, was charged with sexual battery, said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Mr. Houston’s cellmate told jailers Friday morning that the Evans teen came to his bunk during the night and forcibly sodomized him despite several pleas to stop. The Martinez teen was taken to University Hospital for an evaluation, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The victim was moved within the jail to serve the remainder of his sentence for a shoplifting conviction and charges of terroristic threats and acts.

Mr. Houston is being held at the jail on a $3,300 bond, which includes other charges of driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance, according to jail records.

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augustian
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augustian 12/01/09 - 09:21 pm
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1. A man can NOT be raped,

1. A man can NOT be raped, only sodomized (at least in the state of GA) 2. Why was this man not charged with aggravated Sodomy, a more serious charge?

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subterraneanne 12/01/09 - 09:22 pm
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because doing so would raise

because doing so would raise the 'serious crime' rates as reported to the fbi at the end of the year. Most elected officials don't like things like that.

Same reason why RC doesn't charge Entering an Auto unless the subject is caught red-handed. etc.

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lew767 12/01/09 - 09:36 pm
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Well Augustian I do not think

Well Augustian I do not think you know what getting it in the B^& is or like. It is NOT FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emerydan
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Emerydan 12/01/09 - 09:39 pm
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Georgia's sodomy law was

Georgia's sodomy law was overturned many years ago by the Georgia Supreme Court. It is now considered rape, as it should be.

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devontaekelly 12/01/09 - 09:53 pm
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Wrong Dan it is sexual

Wrong Dan it is sexual battery!

ArtCollector
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ArtCollector 12/01/09 - 09:53 pm
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augustian, you are an

augustian, you are an idiot..it is RAPE

devontaekelly
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devontaekelly 12/01/09 - 09:57 pm
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Collector, read the law--the

Collector, read the law--the legal term for what "supposedly" occured is "sexual battery"!

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corgimom 12/01/09 - 10:06 pm
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AC, the suspect wasn't

AC, the suspect wasn't charged with rape, but with sexual battery. Your headline is misleading and inaccurate. Don't you think "assault" would be more in line with the truth?

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x 12/01/09 - 11:02 pm
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Anyone who commits rape or

Anyone who commits rape or "sexual battery" of any kind should be swiftly executed. That would put a stop to this kind of animalistic behavior.

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Jonas 12/01/09 - 11:56 pm
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Damn he got rapped in the

Damn he got rapped in the holding cell. I thought that only happened in prison. Don't feel sorry for the victim he shouldn't have been in jail in the first place!!! Maybe now he will be a law abiding citizen!!!

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Emerydan 12/02/09 - 12:59 am
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call what you want.. but the

call what you want.. but the legal terminology is no longer "sodomy" or "aggravated sodomy" .. no one in georgia is charged with sodomy any longer as the law was deemed unconstitutional.. it's rape or sexual battery...pretty much the same thing really. Just call it sexual battery to make it consistent.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/02/09 - 01:05 pm
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Here's the stone-cold truth-

Here's the stone-cold truth- don't do things to get yourself arrested. Jails and prisons are very bad places to be. Criminals aren't nice people. Their anti-social behavior got them in there in the first place, and inmates are not going to be nice to you.

corgimom
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corgimom 12/02/09 - 03:27 pm
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Ok, I'll rewrite that. Jails

Ok, I'll rewrite that. Jails are not the Hilton. Prisoners are required to wear their jumpsuit at all times-except during showers and physical exams- because they are prisoners 24 hours a day, and the CO's come into the cells at all hours, especially if if a prisoner is going to court, being moved, or if the CO's are searching a cell. A prison doesn't shut down at 5p, it goes 24 hours a day. It is an infraction if the prisoners aren't wearing them. Prison-issued blankets are thin, and it's cold in there. Metal bunks, or floors, and thin mattresses, are not conducive to staying warm. And whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

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jackragg 12/02/09 - 06:37 pm
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I bet his parents are proud.

I bet his parents are proud.

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get.the.beam.out 12/03/09 - 05:03 pm
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Forcible sodomy is still

Forcible sodomy is still illegal in Georgia.

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