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Vinton County: Victim Blaming/Shaming and Lack of Bystander Intervention

This week 45-year old Dewey Thacker of MacArthur, Ohio was charged with crimes associated with doing nothing while a 12-year old wrestler was assaulted in the wrestling room at Vinton County High School. Seven wrestlers were involved in what some locals are referring to as “horseplay” but what legally amounts to sexual assault and battery. Dewey Thacker has been charged with child endangerment, unlawful restraint, complicity to riot (meaning he must have instigated the assault)…
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