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Lawyer releases poem penned by teenager involved in locker room rape case

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 15:06:36-04

A poem penned by a mentally disabled black teenager who was allegedly sexually abused by three football players in Dietrich, Idaho, has been released by the lawyer representing the victim.

The poem was written by the victim after he was hospitalized following an alleged rape involving a coat hanger by 18-year-old John Howard, 17-year-old Tanner Ward, and an unnamed 16-year-old teen.

The lawyer representing the victim, E. Lee Schlender, is assisting the family in suing the school district and school officials for the abuse which they claim had occurred on multiple occasions.

The lawsuit claims that the black student was routinely called racial slurs and was forced sing racists songs.

18-year-old John Howard was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing for the charges on Friday, June 10th, but prosecutors requested a delay. The new date of the hearing will be on July 29th.

The poem is written below.

People like me

The worlds not used to people like me

They still have Hitler in their hearts they

Think that being different is a sign of weak and bullying can get them far.

But what society doesn't know is that a kicked in hanger can bruise and penetrate the heart

It leaves you walking on a stub because of the burden put on you by the people you thought you once loved

The worlds not use to people like me

Like Alex, it likes to pound you to

The ground and lock the door for your opportunities, and leave you helpless, without a sound.

Why lord why does this happen to us send us to earth to be sent to the back of the bus.