Rape Charge Against UK Soccer Player Dropped

By: Jermont Terry Email
By: Jermont Terry Email

Police say 21-year old Michael Alexdander Strong faced ten to twenty years for the crime, but tonight he's cleared of a rape charge.

A grand jury heard all the testimony and evidence, but in the end decided there just wasn't enough proof to move this rape case any further.

Strong was kicked off the soccer team. His attorney says he expects to get him back on the team. Strong's attorney also adds he will now work to get the arrest cleared from his client's record.

Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson says unless new evidence is presented in this case, he will not bring this case back before a grand jury.


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  • by Mary on Apr 25, 2007 at 02:00 PM
    Emily, you say with confidence that 15 of 16 rapists will walk free. What makes you so confident that EVERY man charged with rape is a rapist. The three Duke LaCrosse players were reported to the police. They were arrested. They were prosecuted. They are now walking free. By your stats, they are among the 15 "rapists" walking free. Does the fact that they were INNOCENT enter into your equation anywhere? Not that I see. Until you can come up with statistics detailing what percent of people reported, arrested, prosecuted, and on probation are guilty, and not just accused, your 15 out of 16 statistic is absolutely meaningless. I for one am very happy that none of the Duke Lacrosse players accused of rape, or this UK Soccer player, are in jail right now, and it doesn't make me feel even the tiniest bit unsafe.
  • by Emily Location: Lexington on Apr 25, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    If the rape is reported to police, there is a 50.8% chance that an arrest will be made. If an arrest is made, there is an 80% chance of prosecution. If there is a prosecution, there is a 58% chance of a felony conviction. If there is a felony conviction, there is a 69% chance the convict will spend time in jail. So, even in the 39% of attacks that are reported to police, there is only a 16.3% chance the rapist will end up in prison. Factoring in unreported rapes, about 6% of rapists — 1 out of 16 — will ever spend a day in jail. 15 out of 16 will walk free. Who is our goverment trying to protect?
  • by SPIKE LEE OF KY.BB Location: LEX on Apr 24, 2007 at 08:41 AM
    MATTERS ARE NOT JUST SCARY IN OTHER COUNTRIES,IT'S HERE.60 MINUTES REPORTED THIS PAST WEEK ,THAT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE PAID OUT TO THOSE WRONGLY ACCUSED.HOW ABOUT THE PERSON WHO CAN'T AFFORD A DEFENSE.HE GETS A PD THAT'S OVERWHELMED.IMAGINE A INDIGENT DUKE LACROSS PLAYER.HE'D BE GETTING 3 MEALS & A COT.I CAN'T IMAGINE SENDING SOMEONE TO PRISON WITH NO FACTS,ETC.HOW CAN THEY GO HOME AND LIVE A NORMAL LIFE.THANK GOD CHUCK HAYES HAD SOME HELP.CONGRATS CHUCK ON YOUR NEW BORN.
  • by Kyle Location: Corbin on Apr 24, 2007 at 07:05 AM
    To Dennis J. "Where there is smoke there is fie"? So, we put a young man away for 20 years because you think he "probably" did it. My guess is if you drive you "probalbly" have run a stop sign before....you'll be getting a ticket mailed to you later.
  • by Shane Location: Lexington on Apr 24, 2007 at 06:38 AM
    If there's not enough evidence, then don't ruin his soccer career just out of principle...a man is TOTALLY INNOCENT until he is proven guilty, no matter what the "victim" says.
  • by Dennis J. Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on Apr 24, 2007 at 04:10 AM
    Where there is smoke there is a fire. The student is probably guilty. Don't let him back on the soccer team.

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