So fuck this jerk and his “intentions:”
Richmond walked over to the victim and personally addressed her.
“I would truly like to apologize to [girl’s name], her family, and the community … No pictures should have been sent around, let alone taken,” Mays told the courtroom. Richmond stood up and walked across the courtroom to where the victim was sitting. “I would like to apologize to you [girl’s name]. I had no intention to do anything like that,” he said, before breaking down crying.
You had no INTENTION? How did she end up raped then? By accident? You slipped, tripped and WHOOPS RAPE? You think it happens by magic? It happens just the way it happened when you did it: A bunch of guys decide their bro status means they can do whatever the hell they want, and somebody with less power than them deserves whatever she gets.
What you didn’t intend to be was the guy on trial for this. You didn’t intend to be America’s Next Top Asshole, the bogeyman all the parents tell their daughters about, the reason we have these glasses that turn colors when people put drugs in them, and everything. You didn’t intend to be going to jail. You didn’t intend to get caught, probably, or called to account when you were.
But GUESS WHAT? You act like this, and this is what happens to you. You are that guy. And it’s worth you going to jail so that everybody else understands: Your intentions don’t matter. You rape somebody, and your intention may be to not be a rapist, but that’s exactly what you are.