Saturday, May 20, 2006

Residents rip Detroit Free Press' Tecumseh sex scandal reports

Some Lenawee County residents have decided to defend the sex and booze shenanigans at Tecumseh High School by blasting the Detroit Free Press for taking notice and reporting on the case.
In a letter to the editor in today's Free Press, Onsted resident Drew Cunningham rebutted a Free Press editorial blasting Tecumseh administrators and parents for turning a blind eye to student-athletes drinking and sleeping over at a coaches house, which turned into a sex club where female classmates were raped in Matthew Peterson's hot tub.
"Shame on you for vilifying the young adults who are being convicted of those horrible crimes, the worst of which would have been committed while they were still 17-year-old minors. Shame on you for celebrating the sentencing of Cole Corey to prison; a decision that will affect the rest of his life. And most important, shame on you for attacking the city that I proudly call home," Cunningham wrote.
Corey was sentenced Thursday to two to ten years in prison for his role in the 2002 drugging and sexual assault of a classmate.
While some Free Press readers said Peterson manipulated the vulnerable teens, Patricia Madden of Clinton said the state's largest daily newspaper never reported from Lenawee County until the sex scandal emerged.
"Where are the articles about all our wonderful young people and their achievements? Do you have to commit a felony to garner the attention of the Free Press? I say shame on the Free Press," Madden wrote.


Anonymous Railsplitter said...

The newspaper reports are the direct result of almost three years of police work. Evidence doesn't lie, people do.
It seems that there is division on who is to blame here: the 33-year-old coach who was battering his wife, or the horny high school boys that wanted to exert their jock image dominance.

2:35 PM  
Blogger JeepMaker said...

I wonder if Drew Cunningham has a daughter? I doubt it. I can't believe the jerks that seem to want to defend this scum. Hey I guess if you're a good jock, you can be a sumbag rapist and they don't care.

1:15 AM  
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1:16 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

You have got to be kidding me. Why would they run nice stories about community kids? That's NOT what the story was.

Just a guilt response IMO from someone who's feeling guilty.

Unbelievable. How dare anyone celebrate a rapist being sent to jail?

Where is THEIR commentary about the victim/s? Nothing - they feel nothing for the victims.


3:10 PM  

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