Man Tattoos An Underage Girl’s Vagina, Faces Rape Charges

Ami Angelowicz / January 17, 2013

Topping the list of things that are wildly inappropriate for a grown man to give a girl for her 15th birthday: a tattoo of his name on her vagina. Thirty-year-old Matthew Abram Rader of Oregon is facing charges of 3rd degree rape, sodomy and second degree online corruption of a minor. In Oregon, sex with a minor under the age of 16 is considered 3rd degree rape. I’m not sure what charge the vagina tattoo constitutes.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, informed police that Rader had given her three tattoos: a butterfly with a skull on her neck, a clover, and his name “near her vagina” as a birthday gift. Authorities believe that two had a sexual relationship, beginning when the girl was 14, based on explicit messages and requests for nude photos, which were uncovered during an ongoing Facebook investigation.

The victim claims she never revealed her true age to Rader. But Oregon law states that the defendant not knowing the real age of the child or having reason to believe the child is older than the age of 16 isn’t a viable defense for rape. No word on how they met. Rader has plead not guilty. If that’s the case, then I’m so curious about how his tattooed name found its way onto her vagina.

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