Six Held for Week-Long Torture of African Female

Details Emerge In West Virginia Torture Case

LynchingSix people have been arrested in West Virginia coal country for the week-long torture of a young woman. Six people, all white, were arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of the black woman. Authorities are investigating the case as a possible hate crime.

Authorities said Megan Williams, 20, was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from a toilet. She was sexually assaulted, doused with hot water, choked with a cable cord and stabbed in the leg, according to criminal complaints.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for over 30 years. This is far and away the most horrendous thing I have ever seen,” said Logan County Sheriff Eddie Hunter.
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When a Hate Crime Can’t Be Called a Hate Crime

Earlier this week, I learned about the case of a young black woman in West Virginia who had been kidnapped and tortured for several days. According to CBS News, “Megan William, 20, was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from a toilet. She was sexually assaulted, doused with hot water, choked with a cable cord and stabbed in the leg, according to criminal complaints.”
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Hate crimes prove tricky to prosecute

Although it’s uncertain whether Logan County officials will pursue state hate crime charges against the six white suspects arrested for the weeklong rape and torture of a black woman, the charges they already face carry stiffer penalties.

The state’s hate crime statute carries a penalty of 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

In the Logan County case, Frankie Brewster and her son Bobby Brewster, both of Big Creek, are each charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and malicious wounding. The mother is also charged with giving false information during a felony investigation while her son is also charged with assault during the commission of a felony.
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