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Former Tarpon commission candidate weighs in on rape case



Former Tarpon Springs Commission Candidate Tommy Frain scolded parents and students Saturday for the slew of derogatory comments on social media toward the 15-year-old girl who accused Jared Alissandratos of rape.

Frain wrote on the website that "most of these students probably do not know the circumstances of the case, or have even heard of rape culture, but they are exemplifying it to the tee. This 15-year-old (victim) will never be able to go back to Tarpon Springs High School, or ever forget about this experience."

He called the "backlash against the victim" "horrible and saddening."


[Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 5:55pm]


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