Tiger Tale: the Student News Site of Prairie Grove High School
by Steppen Clark, Editor
January 27, 2014
In the average rape case, if there is such a thing as an average rape, males are usually sexually assaulting females. That’s a fact, not a sexist, feminist statement. According to a 2012 CDCP report, nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the U.S. have been raped. Those numbers are shockingly different, and most likely even more contradictory due to the fact that not many rapes of men are ever reported.
In 1990, James Landrith, who was 19 at the time, was raped by a woman who after asking him for a ride home, suggested they get a hotel room to stay in. Landrith later remembers waking up with the woman straddling him, even though he had not consented to any sort of sexual act.
In a quote later on, Landrith said, “I want people to understand that it’s not about how physically strong you are. We men are conditioned to believe that we cannot be victimized in such a way.”
There was a recent case of reported female-on-male rape in Sherwood, AR. On November 27, the Sherwood, AR Police Department received a report from the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline that Andrea Clevenger, a 34 year-old woman, sexually assaulted a 14 year-old boy.
Clevenger was charged with one account of rape and one account and one account of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for visual print or medium. Clevenger reportedly showed up to her court hearing and was released on bond with GPS monitoring.
Clevenger is slightly famous by Arkansas standards. She has appeared on the TLC show, Cheer Perfection, a reality TV series set in Sherwood, AR’s local gym, Cheer Time Revolution.