Not a hate crime
At a Palo Alto drug store, an 18-year-old Hindu employee was caught having sex in a restroom with a 15-year-old Muslim girl who also worked there. Muslim groups protested the “hate rape.”
But other store employees said they’d seen the two teen-agers giggling together. The girl hurt her credibility by talking about a nonexistent sister’s rape and suicide. An assistant district attorney now believes the girl lied to cover her embarrassment.
Prosecutors dropped “hate crime” charges against Sanjay Nair, and last month dropped attempted rape charges as well. Nair pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor; a judge said the sex was unforced, but still illegal (because of the girl’s age).