A dozen male students at Jacksonville State University – including Guntersville’s Seth Emmenegger – have been accused of statutory rape after they allegedly had relations with an underage girl who purported herself to be much older than she was.
Now, Miss Jacksonville State University 2019 Darby Angle has weighed in on the case.
She made a long post on social media sharing her thoughts on the case.
Here’s part of her post:
“I would formally and respectfully like to address the issues going on at my University through the past few months,” she begins. “If you know me, you know how much I love JSU and have valued my time here.
“Also if you know me, you know how passionate I am about standing up for sexual violence and assault. Recently there have been major rape allegations made against a group of young men as well as my University. With the time I’ve taken to thoroughly understand the case it infuriates me to see headlines calling these boys a ‘rape gang’ and calling the situation ‘sex attacks.’”
She said one of her platforms was to help people better understand sexual violence.
“The bottom line is, an extremely immature girl wanted to grow up way too fast and trapped these men in a web of lies to get them in trouble, purely for her enjoyment,” she wrote. “It is sickening to know the lengths people will go to get attention.”
She said the university police seemed more interested in “ticketing students for parking than they are in dealing with on campus rape cases.”
“Rape cases should be taken seriously every time and taken care of immediately, not 6-12 months even years down the road,” she said.
“It’s time for these new sources to change the headlines and tell the real story of what is going on here,” she said.
“I stand with the men and women who have to survive everyday with the reminder of sexual violence or assault,” she wrote. “I also stand for those who are not taken seriously and have to stay silent. Lastly, I strongly stand with those who have been wrongly accused and have to deal with the spreading of lies.
“Do better people.”