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People are deliberately blind to the evil inherent within societies that dont fear God. Don't they see that these societies are heading towards their own destruction?
A teenage girl who pinned a woman to the ground during a "vile and horrifying" sex attack has been found guilty of rape. Few women have ever been convicted of rape and Claire Marsh, 18, is believed to be the youngest.
The jury at London's Blackfriars Crown Court spent more than nine hours over two days deliberating and cleared two boys, aged 15 and 16, of the same offence.
Others in the 14-strong group - one aged just 12 - looked on and shouted encouragement as the brutal attack unfolded shortly after midnight on 22 July last year.
Marsh initially showed no reaction as the jury of seven women and five men rejected her protestations of innocence.
She will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on 8 May along with Edwards, of Brentford, west London, and a 15-year-old, who admitted rape at the beginning of the two-and-a-half week trial.
But when Judge Timothy Pontius adjourned sentence and remanded her in custody, rejecting a defence application for interim bail, tears began streaming down her face.
"Given this was a particularly vile and horrifying offence of sexual brutality, a substantial custodial sentence is inevitable," he warned.
Of these, seven involved victims aged 15 and younger, while six were 16 and above. Another featured an adult.
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