Alleged Rape At Keith Urban Concert
(AP) – The Keith Urban concert outside Boston that made headlines because 46 people went to hospitals for alcohol-related illnesses has taken a darker turn.
The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports an 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl on the lawn during the show Saturday.
Police say the suspect, Sean Murphy of Boston, called it a consensual encounter. Police also say both Murphy and the girl were drinking and the two did not know each other before meeting at the show. Police say several onlookers videotaped or took pictures of the incident, which was stopped when a woman intervened and the girl said she was not consenting.
Murphy’s lawyer, Neil Crowley, says the girl did not push Murphy away or protest. Murphy has pleaded innocent. He’s due back in court September 25.