Teen arrested after he allegedly tried to sexually assault his friend's mother during a sleepover
A Tennessee teen is accused of trying to rape his friend’s mother during a sleepover. Jordan Corter, 18, has been charged with sexual battery and attempted rape.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Earle Farrell said that Jordan was at a sleepover at his friend’s house in Arlington when the alleged incident took place. The spokesperson stated that the woman brought all of the family's alcohol into her room and locked the door. But around 2.30 am Jordan knocked on her bedroom door and forced himself inside.“He grabbed her by the wrist and she pulled her hand away,” Earle alleged. “Her hand flew back and hit her under the eye and she got a black eye because of it.”
As reported by People, the police records suggest that Jordan pushed the mom onto the bed, but she defended herself by kneeing him in the groin. “She then reached back to her nightstand and grabbed a gun and pointed it at his head and told him to get out, and he did,” Earle said. “And then she locked the door.” The woman did not call the police immediately and asked Jordan to get out of her house.
The incident was brought to light after the woman confided with her supervisor at work about the incident.
When the police officers went to arrest Jordan, the outlet reports that he burst out into tears and stated that he "should not be forgiven" for what he did.
At the same time, he also admitted to forcing his friend’s mother "to do the things she didn’t want to do". Earle also added that Jordan regretted what he had done as he stated, "The detectives told me he was very remorseful about the whole thing. The detectives told me he had been drinking." Jordan was booked into the Shelby County Jail on charges of sexual battery and criminal attempted rape. His bond was set at $30,000.
While Jordan regretted his actions, his step-grandfather defended him in an interview with WREG. "He's a good kid. He just graduated high school," he said. Meanwhile, Jordan's neighbors thought that this is a lesson for people as it teaches whom should they allow to enter their house.
"You have to watch who you let in your house, I guess. You can't be too careful these days," a resident told the outlet. As per the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), One in five women and one in 71 men are raped at some point in their life. In the US, one in three women and one in six men have experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime. 51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.
In research done by the organization, it was found that 81% of women report significant short or long-term impacts such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Surprisingly, the research also states that rape is the most under-reported crime as 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.