This case caught my attention because the defense attorney focused on facts which have absolutely no bearing on guilt or innocence, but which focus on what type of men the general public believes commits rape and what type the general public believes doesn't commit rape.
An attorney representing the Hobart student accused of raping two students and sexually abusing a third told a judge Friday that his client had been wrongly charged.
"He was a good student with B grades at school," said defense attorney Michael Roulan of his client, Preston Wido. "He has no criminal record. ... Whatever happened was consensual."
This defense strategy may convince some people that this man must be innocent, but for me this strategy sends the opposite message.
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