What Was the Jury Thinking??? Kenneth Glenn Hinson Found Not Guilty in Dungeon Rapes
What were these jurors thinking? NOT GUILTY??? A previously convicted sex offender who had raped a 12 year old girl is given the benefit of the doubt over two teens. What is this world coming to? We all know there is no such thing as a one time rapist and what the repeat rate is among sex offenders. Why exactly does one own an underground bunker any how? If the day has come that we are giving sex offenders a greater benefit of the doubt over rape victims, then the sex offenders have won. I hope these jurors know what they truly have done.
Kenneth Glenn Hinson, 48, appeared to cry after the jury read its verdict, which followed about four hours of deliberations over two days.
Then after he cried and out of the cameras view, the formerly convicted sex offender probably did a jig and thought to himself, they bought that defense?
He was charged with kidnapping, sex crimes and assault with intent to kill.
“We are shocked and stunned. We believed Mr. Hinson was guilty as charged. We still believe he is guilty as charged,” said Attorney General Henry McMaster, who helped prosecute the case.
Hinson testified that the girls had consensual sex with him. He said they made up the story so they would be able to take drugs from the bunker, which he used to store marijuana.
Hinson said he panicked when he saw police cars arrive at his property and hid in nearby woods. He assumed they were after four pounds of marijuana stashed in the bunker, he said.
The two young women were not in the courtroom when Hinson was acquitted. Their mothers and other relatives wept. They declined to comment after the verdict. (Yahoo News)
So the two teens supposedly did it to get pot? Not crack, meth, cocaine or heroine, but pot. Something that is so easy to get in high schools these days. Consensual sex with a person that looked like Kenneth Hinson. If it was consensual why did he have to take them to the dungeon and not just his home? One really wonders what was a jury of his peers, previously convicted sex offenders or people who just stereotyped all people of poor backgrounds as the same? Some thing is just seriously wrong when a sex offender is given greater deference. Wrong indeed.
Posted April 24, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
Bizarre, Child Welfare, Crime, Sex Offender, WTF | 21 comments
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What was the jury made up of? A bunch of sex offenders?
Absolutely ASTONISHED when I read this yesterday morning. I hate the result, but I must respect the Jury System. The system seems flawed at times and I have no explanation for what occurred here. This System is far superior to anything in the Magic-Kingdom or on Aruba.
Undoubtedly, we will be hearing from this animal in the near future. I imagine he will be going back to live in the house with the dungeon and hopefully the Police will be keeping an eye on him. There WILL be a FUTURE VICTIM here. No Doubt. The Police can not watch him 24 hours a day. He only needs a few minutes to strike again.
My guess is that some local citizens will be paying him a visit….
s.c. must have imported the o.j. simpson jury for this case.
Was the jury paid off?
That jury screwed up big time. Hopefully they can put him in jail for a while on the gun charges.
How long did the jury selection take?
its a jury of their peers, and the people there knew what type of people are in the community, and they know that girls like this are there. its fair and fine, let the man be at peace. it is very likely true that these girls did trade drugs for sex, kids do that all the time these days, its how half the black girls in america got irresponsibly pregnant. your outrage at the verdict is comploete bullshit.
Unbelievable. No wonder rape is so under-reported, when you see scumbags like this get off. If a jury is willing to believe it was consensual sex in this case, when those 2 teenagers were kidnapped from their home and dragged to a hole in the ground to be raped and left to die, can any victim hope to get justice? His story doesn’t even make sense. How would accusing him of rape help these girls steal drugs from him? If his story were true, they would have kept quiet, and come back later to take the drugs, not called 911 and reported his crimes. That doesn’t even make sense.
#8….you do know this perp raped at knifepoint a 12 year old girl and was convicted for it….do you still want to give him peace. He built a dungeon under his trailer for the purpose of abducting and raping girls…do you stillo want to give him peace? He said it was for drugs but how much pot do you actually think an ex-con sex offender can get his hands on to store under his rundown trailer?
Atitudes like your will probably get his next victim killed…he won’t want witnesses next time.
The scary reality of bad decisions by judges and juries is that not too long in the distant future we will be seeing vigilante justice.
What is the point of a justice system if all it cares about is the rights of criminals that have already been convicted.
This jury should be ashamed of themselves.
What will the jury and judges do to those who seek out vigilante justice? My bet…is…they will lock up and throw away the key…What we all need to do is get these judges out. There is a pattern here. Judges who do not enforce written laws and jurors who are totally brain-lame.
We are becoming a nation of useless laws and inept judges, and lawyers who would defend a rapist of their own mothers.
I think i’m gonna be sick. This dirtbag is out on the streets where my daughter will someday be. Thanks a lot jury, hope don’t sleep at night, knowing this scum is out there with YOUR kids.
It would be interesting to see the reaction of the South Carolina media. Maybe the moderators could post some excerpts here.
There was a defense witness that stated one of the girls admitted at a party she slept with him for pot. There was a lot of testimony at that trial that hasn’t made it out in the media excerpts. I think he should have been in jail for life for the first rape, but I do think there was some doubt whether or not he committed any assault on these 2 girls, and doubt (reasonable) is all you need.
I thought having pot was illegal, or have I missed something here. He sat in a court room and said I had sex with TWO UNDER AGE GIRLS & HAD POT! HELLO isn’t this a crime!!!! The last time I checked sex with anyone under 18 years of age was a crime!!! Consental or not!!
I can’t imagine the sense of guilt and shame these idiot jury members will experience the next time this cretin has a chance to rape and probably murder. Oh, that’s right. If they were worried about it, they wouldn’t have acquitted him. What in god’s name were they thinking?? A truly dark day for the South Carolina judicial system. This was a no brainer and they blew it….
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The jury was 12 neoconservatives and Christian evangelicals, who feel that the criminal system is overloaded with rape and fraud and theft cases.
They want to send a message that only pot users, Howard Stern, Tommy Chong, Janet Jackson, and people like that should go to jail. And we need to make room for them by letting rapists and murderers go free. It’s Republican-Christian values.
its sad to know that you think you know your family but you dont they act like nothing happen…he should have gotten some years for that….i dont know what happen to them….but that was a really sad and scary day for everyone…im gonna be so concerned when he gets out
What bullshit. I was called for jury duty. When the Judge asked me my thoughts ,I let him have it? I told him” our legal system isnotwqual. Etweenrich man -poor man, and orwhite manor black man because your system is corrupt. To say the least I didn’t have to serve.
Iwould adviseeveryoneto tell the judge the same thing- lets all stand together no throw a screw in the system. It will really f*ck the system up and maybe things will change. After all your constitution we are entitled to a jury trial. Perfect way to start taking this country back. FOR THE PEOPLE