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FIU Record Breaking Infielder Garrett Wittels Charged With Rape

by Robert Littal | Posted on Monday, December 27th, 2010
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As always with these cases it is innocent until proven guilty.

If you recall Wittels is the college baseball player who is currently on a 56 game hitting streak.  He took a vacation over the holidays and that’s when he and his boys got into some trouble.

Garrett Wittels was accused of raping a 17-year-old teenage tourist on Dec. 20 while on a visit to the archipelago east of Florida. The 20-year-old infielder ended last season with the second-longest hitting streak in NCAA Division I history, two behind the 58-game run by Oklahoma State’s Robin Ventura in 1987.

Wittels’ father, an orthopedist, told The Miami Herald that his son would be vindicated. He said his son was “devastated” by the allegations.

“Anyone can accuse anyone of anything at any time,” Michael Wittels told the Miami newspaper during a Monday morning phone interview. “He’s not doing well, obviously. He’s blown away. He’s devastated that someone would accuse him of this.”

Michael Wittels, whose telephone appeared to be disconnected later Monday, told the newspaper that his son and his friends met the two girls at a casino and they later went to a private party. The girls apparently described themselves as students at the University of Arkansas, he said.

In the Bahamas, the maximum penalty for a first-time rape offender is seven years.

If you are a young guy or any guy really, my first suggestion before you engage in any sexual activity with someone you just met is to check her ID.

There are a lot of 17 year old girls who look like 21 year old women and have no problem leading you to believe that.  The evidence will decide if Wittels is guilty or not.  If he is, he should be thrown under the jail.

If she is falsely accusing him, she should go to jail because a rape accusation is not something any man wants hanging over their head.

You don’t want Chris Hanson or R Kelly knocking at you door, do the proper research before hoping into bed and if there is any questions just walk away.  A night of porn is much better than seven years in prison.

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  1. "If you are a young guy or any guy really, my first suggestion before you engage in any sexual activity with someone you just met is to check her ID."

    The issue here isn't the accuser's age…it's the allegation of rape.

  2. D says:

    The age of consent in The Bahamas is 16 (http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/Statutes/statute_CHAPTER_99.html).

    I think that the previous commenter is correct in saying that the accuser's age has nothing to do with this. If Wittels's father is correct in saying that there are some other factors that are not being reported, I smell a "Law & Order: SVU" episode coming form this.

  3. Lown says:

    A night of porn is much better than seven years in prison. So true…

  4. Has nothing to do with consent of age. In Las Vegas it is 16 as well. The point is if you are 20 and a girl is 17 you are better off walking away. It is an emotional thing not a consent age thing

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