Cops: Woman’s lie about rape led to lover’s beating, sodomy

From the article:

Renada Williams told her alleged cohorts in crime that her lover had raped her and that she had come up with a horrific plan of revenge, which left one police veteran cold.

“This type of crime shocks your consciousness,” said Capt. Jack McGinnis, of Northeast Detectives. “I’ve been doing this for 38 years and this is really bad. How can people treat each other like this, and how do you bring a 16-year-old into this?”

While Williams stood by in her Frankford home, her acquaintances, Shawn Aiken and the teen, allegedly beat her 29-year-old lover with their hands, a 4-by-4-foot wood plank, extension cords and a mop.

The perpetrators allegedly yelled at their victim, “You raped her!” He responded, “I didn’t do that, I didn’t do that.”

But the pair believed Williams, and continued to punch the victim, McGinnis said.

The victim was then “violated with the mop stick repeatedly over time,” undergoing nearly 24 hours of torture, according to the victim and police.

This is a completely horrible crime. The brutality of it shows the power a rape accusation actually has. Many people argue that sexual violence against women is virtually heralded in Western society, but acts like this could not and would not occur if that were true.

Curiously, the initial article I read about did not mention the false rape claim. Instead, it stated:

The 29-year-old man told his former lover that he had romance on his mind Sunday night.

His ex, Renada Williams, 28, told him she did, too, but Philadelphia police said she had on her mind a brutal plan of revenge against him.

With her former lover nude and ready for romance at her place, police said, two thugs, 16 and 20, showed up and brutalized him with a broomstick.

Police said they sodomized the man, then pummeled him with the broomstick. After the ordeal, the two tied up the unidentified victim with electrical cords.

The victim was so roughed up, he told investigators that he passed out and didn’t know how long he’d been unconscious, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore.

More curiously, the only mention of “rape” in the article refers to Williams’ lie. The rape of the man is only regarded as “sodomy.” The plus is that at least that article does not have a byline that mocks the victims. The above article’s byline read “He had thoughts of lovin’; she had other plans for him.”

According to that article, the man did not initially tell the police about the rape. That is understandable given the typical response police have towards male victims and the severity of the assault:

About 10 p.m. Sunday, Williams called her sex partner of six months to her Frankford home and enticed him with sex, McGinnis said. While they were having sex, she excused herself to let in the two males, McGinnis said.

Aiken and the teen rushed in and apparently began to beat up the Northeast man with their bare hands, but it escalated from there.

At some point the males tied the man to a sofa with extension cords and began to strike him with the wood plank, electric cords and a mop, the captain said.

Their purported deeds grew more atrocious. The thrashing from the wood plank left the victim with open wounds, McGinnis said. Aiken and the teen then poured Clorox bleach and ammonia over the man, causing stinging sores.

Then the duo took Pine-Sol floor cleaner to lubricate the mop and sodomize the victim “several times” over the time he was held by the trio, McGinnis said.

The ordeal ended only when Williams’ roommate, who owns the house and rents to her, arrived at 8:40 p.m. Monday and interrupted the alleged criminal activity, he said.

The roommate tried to call 9-1-1, but Williams and her pals tried to prevent her, McGinnis said. The woman escorted the naked, disoriented victim outside the house where he fell to the ground. A few minutes later police arrived and took him to Aria Health – Frankford campus.

Again, this was an absolutely horrible crime and it shows again the method in which female violence often plays out. As I mentioned several months ago, female violence often plays out in a very cowardly way. Rather than committing the act themselves, women will get someone else, typically males, to do the act for them. Part of it is certainly about power and control,  but it is, again, primarily about cowardice, namely “I’m too afraid to dirty my hands on you” or “I’m too afraid you’ll fight back.”

One cannot get more cowardly than ambushing someone, and it takes an impressive amount of cowardice to lie about rape as a means of payback. The only good outcome of the situation is that at least the woman’s roommate had a sliver of decency and compassion and called for help. The other fortunate thing is that the police reached the man before Williams could make any statements to the police because who knows what she would have said and what might have been believed.

22 thoughts on “Cops: Woman’s lie about rape led to lover’s beating, sodomy

  1. Well, sure it’s a shocking crime and everything… but violence like that is what women face EVERY SINGLE DAY!!11!!!11

    By brutalizing him horribly like that, they treated him just like a woman!11!11

  2. He should be able to file rape charges against her. Furthermore, it should be extremely aggravated rape considering the circumstances. Should be an open and shut case and she should do 20 years hard time.

    Why do I doubt that will happen?

  3. Part of it is certainly about power and control, but it is, again, primarily about cowardice, namely “I’m too afraid to dirty my hands on you” or “I’m too afraid you’ll fight back.”

    Another part is “If I get someone else to do the violence for me I can get a lighter sentence since the most they can pin on me is planning the attack. Hell if I play my cards right I can actually come out looking like the victim and possibly get him sent away at the same time.”

    Women can be devious and it would do us all a log of good if people would give up that “women don’t do things like that” bullshit. Between chivalry telling us women are too delicate for that and feminists saying that women only get violent in self defense I’m really getting sick of the presumption that a woman is innocent of committing violence simply because she is a woman (but powers that be forbid you make a negative assumption about a woman based on her gender right?).

    All three of them should be punished harshly.

  4. Yes, I read the article. I do not agree with every part of it, but I agree with the main point that what the man and boy did is essentially what happens to men accused of rape, particularly men convicted of rape. No one actually thinks very highly of rapists, and contrary to what feminists claim no one actually wants to support them. People tend to assume that when a person is accused of a crime the person actually committed it, unless the person is very popular or well-liked.

  5. How do we know it was a lie? Just because she didn’t report it and the guy said he didn’t do it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Obviously, one rape doesn’t justify another. Just sayin.

  6. Just sayin’ what, georgiaP? What are you saying, that a brutal beating and a much more vicious rape than the liar could possibly have suffered – after all, she was perfectly able to move about under her own power and recruit these rapists – deserves anything other than absolute condemnation?

    She’s not a liar, she just didn’t report the rape? Is that your line? Well, bullshit – she damned sure did report it, to these rapists she lined up. And then she stood there and orchestrated it all.

    Absolutely disgusting. And so is any defense of her.

  7. It is unlikely that the police would declare that the woman lied in such a situation. Most likely they either have the woman’s admission that she lied or they have some evidence that she lied.

  8. @Jim. Who pissed in your cornflakes? Last time I checked, finding out the truth and defending rape aren’t the same thing.

  9. Lat time I looked, the facts of this caser are pretty plain, so don’t try that dodge. It is clear she reported the “rape” but to thug-ass friends instead of the police.

    But what is so disgusting is even bringing into the discussion. It has no place here whatsoever. You are just trying to say the victim had it coming, despite your transparent disclaimer.

  10. What?! Dodge? Disclaimer? Had it coming?

    LOL. You’re pulling all this out of your own um, paranoid world!

    Maybe you are someone who thinks questions mean disagreement and disagreement means somebody thinks you are wrong and of course you aren’t wrong so therefore the questions are out of line.

    Or maybe you just fear thought.

  11. “Or maybe you just fear thought.”

    No. I’m just someone who just despises rape-apologists.

    “Maybe you are someone who thinks questions …”

    So here’s my question to you – what are you really trying to say, when you say “Just because she didn’t report it and the guy said he didn’t do it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”? What possible relevance does anything the victim may have done have to this crime against him? And the question is why would you even bring that into the discussion. What is your purpose in bringing it into the discussion? I ask you because there is a really obvious answer to that question staring us in the face.

    So save your insults about my abilities and willingness to think. I have nothing but contempt for a man-hating rape-apologist who just lobs in a grenade about how who’s to say….maybe he really did something… blah blah blah that we always hear when a man is victimnized by a woman. Something, anything to take the attention off the woman’s foul crime. It’s a cheap and obvious trick, and don’t even try to say you don’t know it.

  12. “It’s a cheap and obvious trick, and don’t even try to say you don’t know it.”

    It isn’t a trick, and it IS relevant to the discussion. From your posts, it sounds like you have a lot of outrage and anger about this crime (and other crimes I’d wager). But you are jumping to conclusions about me.

    The two articles linked to the original post only state that she lied, without offering any explanation for that accusation. Since you seem to have experience with rape, you know that perpetrators are often people who have also been assaulted.

    Her crime is horrendous, no question. But it is not irrelevant to wonder whether she may also have been assaulted.

  13. OK. I need to lower my voice and you have a point there.

    “But it is not irrelevant to wonder whether she may also have been assaulted.”

    In general yes, in particualr no, because in this particular case the implcation of that is that that possible assault would have come from the man she most certainly victimized. So mentioning some possible assault on her can only be victim-blaming. In fact it rather sounds like a Mary Winkler defense.

    I grant that you asked the question in good faith, perhaps because you didn’t think through its implications. But now that you see those implications, do you understand how that question only really serves to muddy the water and excuse this hideous crime?

  14. GeorgiaP, I have a question for you.

    If this man did assault her, does it justify the violence and sexual assault that happened to him? Because going to the police to report it and convincing a group of people to enact vigalante justice (“Eye for an eye”) are two different things. The latter shouldn’t be justified otherwise we’re no different than the rapists and molesters we abhor.

  15. @Jim. Thanks! Yep, I get it. I do agree that there is often a dynamic of the kind you describe, when someone identifies strongly with the perpetrator. It usually sounds something like, “they were asking for it.” That isn’t where I’m coming from at all!

    AND 🙂 I think it is important to talk about the details of a situation without accusing one another of condoning the attack. It doesn’t make a murderer innocent to point out that they were beaten by their father, although it would probably be insensitive as hell to say if you are standing next to the victim’s relative.

    @Eagle31. You don’t really have a question for me, do you? 🙂

  16. But it is not irrelevant to wonder whether she may also have been assaulted.

    Only when a woman is the perpetrator. The eternal and default question is “what made her do it”? Any excuse will do.

    Just once I’d like to see a female perpetrator actually held responsible for her own actions.

  17. OK, got it. This just happens to be a tender spot because exactly that kind of thing happens and hs happens over and over and over.

    And I think you have answered Eagle’s question.

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