North Platte Man, 19, Charged with Rape

Posted 8 months ago

By Scott Carlson

Joshua Walsh

Joshua Walsh

A North Platte man has been accused of raping a woman last October.

According to North Platte Police Department (NPPD) Public Information Officer Rodney Brown, an Officer responded to the Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC) Emergency Room at around 4:00 a.m. on October 15, 2012 on the report of a possible sexual assault.

Upon arrival, a 19-year-old female told the Officer that she has been raped at a residence in the 2400 block of West 9th Street earlier that morning.  The victim alleged that she had been by awakened by 19-year-old Joshua Walsh attempting to have sexual intercourse with her.  She said that following the assault, she was taken to GPRMC to seek medical assistance.

Through the course of the investigation, a DNA sample was taken from Walsh and submitted to the Nebraska State Patrol Crime Lab for analysis.  The results indicated the presence of Walsh’s DNA on the victim.

Investigators determined there was probable cause to charge Walsh with the crime.

He was arrested on August 20, 2013, and charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault, a Class II Felony.

Walsh was jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center where he is being held without bond.


  • angler

    10 months to complete an investigation and make an arrest???

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  • um

    Rape doesn’t have a statue of limitations.. and it probably took that long for the state to do the DNA test..

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    • Ughreally

      Rape DOES have a statute of limitations, but it’s several years

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      • um

        OK your right..its 3 years in the state of Nebraska..some states don’t have a statue of limitations on rape..

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  • Xi

    Don’t be so quick to judge. Maybe it was consensual and then she got pissed off at him and claimed rape.

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    • Beesma

      The story says she went to the ER in Oct., after the alleged rape. It doesn’t sound like she just now got pissed off. I agree with um…those reports take a very long time to come back. Apparently too much of a work load & not enough people to do them would be my guess.

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  • notimpressed

    So this happened last year and he is just being arrested because DNA is just recently back and positive, yet alleged victim knew his name. Wasn’t there an accusation of rape prior to this where they arrested the accused on just names and no evidence of DNA. WTH how is this case different than the more recent one. Is it because they were of a different race???

    Current score: 10
  • wow

    If he had some color to him he probably would of been arrested that following day!.they put 3 men in jail for 10 months for this and then dropped charges and let them go. They took 10 months of a human beings freedom for something they were wrongfully accused of but let this man spend 10 months of freedom giving him the chance to strike again!..this town is sickening

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    • Deanna

      This is the most ridiculous comment I’ve seen. Race has nothing to do with this situation.

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      • notimpressed

        Are you kidding me! What do you mean a ridiculous comment. It is the truth! How do you explain a similar situation happening only with persons of different race. They took their freedom for “probable cause” and for 10 months then let them go. I think the judicial system in that county has a lot to be held accountable for! It is disgusting!!!!!

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        • upset

          There’s barely any evidence in this case either this story is missing a lot of facts just like the other case was. The truth will come out

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        • Lol

          This comment is a joke ^^^^^^

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          • Lol

            Because those similar people who got charged with the same things have criminal records miles long and there Apodacas of course there going to throw those fools in jail there always guilty

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          • http://post SOMUCHSTUPIDITY

            A PERSONS NAME DOES NOT EQUAL GUILT

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          • upset

            I see you’re just as judgemental and think you know everything just like the rest of this town huh? Well I happen to be very good friends with the apodacas and have been for years and yes they have gotten in trouble but trust me they are not guilty every time and that is a fact. What facts do you know about this case or the apodaca case anyways? I’m sure you think you know it all but clearly that’s not the case or this comment wouldn’t have even been made.

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    • upset

      I am very close to the family involved in the other case mentioned but even closer to this one…he is my brother and let me just say that until the whole truth of the story comes out…don’t be so quick to judge. This isn’t the first to.e the poor lil victim has cried rape and I’m sure it won’t be the last. There are more details to this case that were left out of this story.

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  • lola

    I was there that night and there is no way this happened. She wanted to get her exboyfriends sympathy. She even admited it to a few of us later that week that she lied

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    • Ellen

      lola if that is true you need to share that information with the police

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      • lola

        I did…cops in ths twn dont care

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  • Uhmwhat?

    How in the world could it take 10 months? There has to be more to this. If it really took this long with no other factors involved than that is just SAD!

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  • Really kool

    I Was there and this never happened! She was trying to make her boyfriend at the time jealous! He is INNOCENT

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  • Liz

    It took them so long to charge him because she just decided she wanted to press charges a few months ago. the stupid part is that she recanted to her friends shortly after it allegedly happened, and then decided to go on and press charges. And the dna they found was on the back of her jeans. how in any way does that prove rape? This isnt the first time shes cried rape. Shes got some serious mental issues, and in my opinion, needs to be locked away. if not for the insanity, then at least for the meth charges she got arrested for a couple months ago.

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    • shut up

      sodomy ….is that what you’re getting at.. with the comment about the back of the pants

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      • mom

        No! Not sodomy his dna was on the OUTSIDE of her jeans none was found inside.

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        • Really?

          And how would you know?? Your not part of the case are you?

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          • mom

            Yes, i am, im his mother! I was there when the police told him what evidence they have.

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  • Deanna

    This is a sad, sad story. I don’t know the ‘victim’, but I do know Josh and there’s no way anyone can convince me that he would ever do something like this. I could see him defending a female that was being assaulted, but NEVER would I think he would EVER do something like this. He’s a very gentle soul and would never violate someone in such a way. No way. From what I’m hearing and reading, it sounds like this ‘victim’ has some pretty hefty psychological and criminal issues and I pray she comes to her senses and drops this before she ruins this young man’s life more than she already has.

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  • sumting wong here

    yup sounds like a set up to me, you would press charges as soon as it happened i wonder if maybe it was the parents doing,,lil girl sneeks out ,,kinda thing, i dont have a clue who she is but sounds fishy,, wait almost a yr??

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  • Mom

    Shes no kid and certainly no victim! Even her own parents dont believe her! Shes cried rape before and unfortunately for Joshua shes done it again. Shame on her for doing this again to yet another guy, his family and her family!

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  • HereWeGo

    If She is Crying Rape, She Needs To See How Much It Will ruin His Life. Does Anyone Remember Anthony May?? A super Nice Kid That Got Accused Of raping A Drunk Girl When Really She Got In Trouble By Her Parents For Going Out And drinking. Before Sentencing He Tried Committing Suicide And Ended Up On Life Support For Almost A Year!! And Then They Wonder Why It Takes So Long To Convict When Sometimes actually Been Raped

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  • shut up

    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah …

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  • Tired

    Unfortunately for this young man his life is already ruined. His face and the story have hit the news. As always the court of public opinion will take over. Something like this once its out of the box; even when the truth comes out and he is proven innocent; can’t be put back in the box. My prayers are with this family that the truth will come out and that the messed up court system won’t disregard it.

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  • Guilty a charged

    Trust me Lola. You were not there. 5 ppl were. Me being one of them. Josh told detectives he was no where near her and never had physical contact. However his DNA was found in her pants? Get real. He’s guilty. An this whole ” she’s cried rape before” honey fact is.. A 11 yr old talkig about law and order gets tangld up in some phone tag rumor. It’s irrevlevent to the case. Her “ex” boyfriend walked into the room after she yelled. An what does he find? This man laying on her couch with a comporter. Oh must I add. ( the only blanket in her bedroom now off her bed and is now hiding Josh under it on couch! ) you people are discusting . She is very close to me. Hell even joshes boss had a conversation with him not too long ago about him being in some sort of trouble. Here’s your trouble. How is it ur sperm Is found in her pants whn he told police he nevr went near her. Then tells his buddies it was concensule . Fct is. She said no. He said yes. I’m for her on this one. Rape is rape. No matter color age or gender. Oh and the fact that most of his ” winesses won’t even stand trial seeig as most were not even there. I agree. This town Is sick. He better get what he deserves. She’s been waiting 10 months to see his face on the hot sheets.

    Guilty as the facts show

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    • Liz

      Apparently you cant to math. I talked to the owner of the house the party was at and she gave me the names of 7 people who were at the party that night. and did it cross your mind that the reason the comforter wasnt on the bed and josh had it was because he was cold? probably not. youre not as smart as you would like to think you are. and honey you got your facts wrong. ive gotten testimonies from 4 of the people at the party saying that she was crying in the bathroom when her ex found her. she was trying to get back with her ex and from what people at the party were telling me he was mad at her and didnt want to have anything to do with her. apparently after she left the room she was having a grand old time at the party until her ex showed up and thats when she decided she was gonna play the rape card, to get sypmathy from her boyfriend. and it worked. theyre back together. which in my opinion is stupid on his part because she accused him of attempted murder and put him in jail.
      another fyi; josh wasnt hiding. any time the police came to talk to him he was at work or hanging out with friends and wasnt home. there was no arrest warrent he turned himself in! they arrested him because he wouldnt talk to the police without an attourney, and i dont blame him. ive been in a situation where i was the innocent one being accused, and i didnt say anything until i had an attourney to help me gather all the needed evidence to prove my innocence. the sad part is that josh has to sit in jail for something that he didnt do until he can get an attourney and get all this sorted out. she put an innocent man behind bars because she wanted her boyfriend to feel bad for her. absolutely pathetic if you ask me.

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  • Guilty a charged

    Oh and “mom. Her parents beleive her. Do you even hear yourself? Redicouls. I bet you will see her parents with her in court. Ha wow. Some people. The truth will come out. You can count on that. The police and her family an friends will see to it that he pays for what he did. If you know he family. Then you wouldn’t be talkig that way. You it’s really wanna see him free? Wow. His mother harassed her mom and her on fb not to Long ago. Character on his moms part? Haha what a joke.

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  • Guilty a charged

    And another thing she didn’t wait a year. She waited Less than 30 Min To goto the hospital for a rape kit. And then told police she wanted to press charges then. They got his DNA aand then had to wait for results to come back. They then asked her if she still wanted to press charges. Police went looking for him. He was hiding and not turning him self in. The inestigator got a warrant out fr his arrest due to the cause he didn’t turn himself in. Now. I’ve stated the facts that will be shown in court. And the facts that will convict him. My friend knows he was the person. She didn’t wait. She went right after the assault. If you know anything about the law you would understand it takes time to get DNA results back.

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  • Guilty a charged

    It funny to see Lola and Liz talk all this bs about her. Cuz hoestly. I’ve been with her this whole time. She pressed charges. Never release then either. 2nd.who’s got the proven facts here? Oh cops don’t care? Bullsht. Everything she has said has been poven by the law . Just as to say. Josh tells polic he was no where near her. But what do they find? Hmm. 2nd if she made up bs to ppl and recanted. I’m pretty sure our “dumb cops ” wouldn’t hav made an arrest. The things some ppl do. Haha. I can’t wait to see the ones “testifying ” for him when he has no chance. Police reports will show. He gave police one story, then swithed it up. then his parents another. Then his buddies a macho I tapped that” Story. Then tells his boss he is in trouble. But nthing of what he did wrong. It’s still a poven fact that invatogators hve a clean cut case of his bs story. Was never near her? Hmm. Inside or outisde of her jeans. Shouldn’t be any DNA if he was never near her to begin with.

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    • UhmWhat?

      The English Language is a wonderful thing!!

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    • shut up

      Geeze, u get it all out yet!!!!

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  • Really?

    I wonder…..why in the world, is this anyone’s business?? Did you all go to law school and figure out how all this works?? Watching Law & Order, New Detectives and Criminal Minds doesn’t count. I’ve heard this and heard that about this person or that person. It doesn’t matter how well you know a person, something like this can always happen. For example, that man who kidnapped and raped those 4 women for 12 years. I bet his friends thought he was a gentle soul. I bet his mother still thinks her son is innocent, and if not I bet she is surprised beyond belief to think he could have done such a thing. If the police though the girl was lying then they would have not made an arrest at all and the case would have fallen apart. One can never really know a person or the dark thoughts that float around in the darkest parts of the mind. I see a lot of comments about things ‘missing’ in the story. Those who want more details, why? It’s not you who went through it. Why do you want to know every single detail when it is none of your business. The only time you need to worry about it is if he is convicted. After this he may not do it again. Maybe it was a foolish mistake. Everyone makes a bad decision every now and again. But there is a reason he would be convicted and if he is some of you said very mean and hurtful things about this girl. Will you apologize? What about her? Will you suddenly change your mind and feel sorry for her? Come now people. We all talk about those who talk crap. Everyone says at one point in their life that “They don’t even know me, or the story”. And now some are trying to fill in the blanks. What’s the point? It’s put of your control. It’s in the courts hands now. If there is enough evidence to convict then that meandering there is a lot of ugly people in this world, and maybe some need to stop and think before they try to assume what happened, when the only people who will ACTUALLY know are the two involved.

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    • upset

      It is my business when its my brother and I will make it my business until the end of this bs.

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  • ok?

    Really ^^^ you must have went to school for writing novels! LMAO!
    Girls that claim rape to get attention should be locked up for a very long time!

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    • Really?

      I understand that females cry rape a lot now n’ days. It’s sad really because they’re taking away from victims which actually need the help. But, the fact that they have DNA against the suspect is a huge factor. What I’m saying is that no one will or should know what actually happened but the two involved. The only thing we the people should know is if he did it or not. Until then throwing nasty names, choosing sides and getting offended does nothing but cause unneeded drama and stress for both parties.

      Also I am an English major ^.^ However getting my phone to work half the time can be a problem xD

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      • Jokesonyou

        Worst English major of all time. #fail

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  • christina

    I learned from experience to never doubt a person who says they have been sexually abused. As a survivor, growing up I learned not to tell and if I were asked it was not true, or I would be in trouble. From experience I would have rather the perp killed me then keep me alive to go through what I had to growing up. Telling a person they are lying about such acts really just revictimizes them again. I know some people do lie. I’m not saying this is a lie. Just saying that if it were true, think about what you’re saying and doing to the victim.

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  • christina

    And as for “guilty a charged”…. Are you educated? Do you speak English fluently or do you just like to sound like an idiot?

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  • Mom

    First off I’m his mother and this is my business!!! Second, DNA in her pants? really? I was there when the police told MY son what evidence they have…DNA on the OUTSIDE of her jeans only proves that they were in the same place at the same time it does not prove rape! Why was none found in her? or on her panties? or at least inside the crotch of her jeans???? BECAUSE IT DIDNT HAPPEN!!!!! I have not harassed her or her mother, I have spoken with her mother about this but only twice…1st in october and 2nd last week both times she was willing to chat with me. If she thought I was harassing her she would have told me! Shes done this before FACT! i spoke with the father of the 1st one she accused ( a prominent person in this community) he did file a formal complaint and the police have put that info as well as the other person she accused in the file as evidence! No i wasn’t there but the story im getting from josh along with people who WERE there and the police report have led me to believe in his innocence! I have also spoken with his boss and he does know whats going on! When this is all over with will you people who wrongly condemned my son apologize? Will there be any news reports on how my son was a victim of some troubled mixed up woman’s delusional way to get attention? Probably not! When this is done for her it wont be for my son! Unfortunately this is going to haunt him for a long time!

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  • Mom

    By the way, the police had to arrest him because he refused to talk to them with out an attorney that is his right and doesn’t in any way prove guilt! Also there was NEVER an arrest warrant. Josh went in willingly! Just fyi

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  • Karma

    It’s always entertaining how big mouths of this town will talk crap and run their mouths about everyone’s buisness but their own and then when something scandelous happens within their family, they all jump aboard the “stop being mean to my family” train. Shary, you should have just shut your mouth, taken the high road, and pretended to have some self respect and dignity. Having a word fight with people online and pulling in other families “( a prominent person in this community)” only makes you look panicked and people will see you as a joke. This is all so counter productive.

    Current score: 7
    • Mom

      Im defending my son and his name and will continue to do so until Im proven different! If you have a problem with me defending him then maybe you should come talk to me, you obviously know who I am, instead of mouthing off behind a screen name!

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      • Really?

        Your not just defending your son ma’am, your dragging other people into a case that has to do with your son. Also you maybe his mother but you probably know less about your son then you think. If my mother knew of half the things I did when I was a teen I probably still wouldn’t be able to sit down. Also you and your daughter are on here calling this girl names, bringing up cases that are irrelevant, accusing her of having mental problems and such and that’s the part that makes you look panicky. Just defending your son would be “He didn’t do it, and we’ll prove it in court”. Be angry yes but stay classy.

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  • bwahahaha

    And the oscar for best supporting actress in a fantasy world goes to Guilty a charged!

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  • Marcellus Wallace

    Look at the boy. He ain’t gonna get it for free.

    But he will when he get to the pen!

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  • ok?

    question for mom, If she was on meth, and had to of given signs she was mentally unstable why not convince your son to stay away from her? Obviously he wouldn’t be in the position he is in. instead of ranting and raving protecting your son maybe you outta ask yourself why didn’t I teach him better in his choice of women. Cause it don’t make you look any better knowing the fact your son dated an unstable drug addict and you did nothing to try to intervene

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    • Something needs done

      Amen!!!

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    • Liz

      First of all they werent dating, second, they were at a party. How was he to know that she was going to be there. I am Josh’s sister, my mother taught him to respect women. Even when we were younger and I would get mad beat Josh up he would NEVER raise a hand to me. He is always the first person to stand up for a women when she is being abused. I can recall on a couple occasions where he got in a fight with guys because of how they were treating their woman. He would NEVER purposely hurt a girl, and would NEVER disrespect a girl like that. Its against his moral beliefs and character. My mother raised him very well if you ask me.

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    • Lol

      Ok try telling your kid or anyone to stay away from someone they like cause that always works duh

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  • mom

    Really “ok”….??? He was at a friends at a party.. she was there…they never dated…

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  • ok?

    And maybe I am wrong maybe they were not dating…. the fact of the matter is he should have never been in the same bed of an unstable female, YOU SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT HIM BETTER!

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    • Lol

      Again are you sane or do you live in some fantasy world

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  • mom

    And maybe you shouldnt make comments about things you no nothing about! ;-)

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  • ok?

    well obviously I must be 1/2 way knowledgeable because your son is the one behind bars because of negligence on your part of teaching him right from wrong and his choice in women and I am not locked up!

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    • Lol

      This person is an idiot ^^^ you can raise your kids however but one accusation and she’s a bad mom? Get a life and a job loser

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      • ok?

        lol your dumb! that’s the problem these days Patents don’t emphasize the danger in messing w drug addicted person and loser? obviously I am not the one behind bars and I do just fine as a parent!

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        • Jokesonyou

          So she raised an 18 year old boy who goes out and parties with drug users, and a girl who gets knocked up outt of HS? Kudos to you mom

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          • Hater’s are dumb

            Quit being stupid! how do you know she got knocked up out of hs? do you personaly know this family?

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          • Hater’s are dumb

            The above post was ment for “jokesonyou”

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        • xyz

          Apparently no one had read the paragraph above the comments section that clearly states “be respectful” I personally have absolutely wonderful parents and when I was 18 made decisions that, to this day, if I told my mother she’d likely cry. Dragging his mother’s parenting skills is not necessary. And as far as the family goes, has no one noticed that when family or the parties in the hot sheets get involved in these comments it just turns into a war? If he’s innocent just wait until he goes through the motions and is found innocent. You bring the criticism on be getting involved this way.

          Now, let’s play nice. Bashing someone is not necessa

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        • xyz

          ….ry. Silly touch screen.

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        • Classy

          A young, single mom……hahaaaaa, yeah, sounds like your mom did a real great job. most parents dream of their children getting married AND THEN having kids. sounds like a real classy family. gross.

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        • Hater’s are dumb

          “classy” you have got to be the most ignorant, self absorbed person on here other than “guilty a charged” What makes your life so perfect that you can sit there and judge liz? did it ever occur to you that maybe shes a single mom because a spouse died? It takes a special kind of stupid to sit behind a computer and point fingers at a family that has enough problems to deal with!

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  • mom

    Lol ok im a bad parent…ill pray for you tonight ;-)

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  • ok?

    lol I think you need to say the extra prayers for your son, don’t waist your time on me I am sitting just fine.

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    • Lol

      Yea in fantasy land get a life

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  • shut up

    I mean come on look at the guy’s PP is 2 small 2 get putting on his own

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  • http://windows7 Hsiato

    My opinion of this whole discussion is this: Let the lawyers handle this when it gets to court. The court system has ways of getting to the truth. If there is any truth in this discussion or not, it will not help or hinder his case in any way. The courts will view this all as hearsay and it would not be admissible in the trial. Personally, I have no knowledge or interest in this case at all.

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    • Really?

      Thank you!!! That’s what I was trying to say!! I just made it a bit breathy. XD

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  • Guilty a charged

    Really- your right in point . There is a total differnecr between defeding and slander. How patetic. Mental problems? Drug addict? Pretty sure she went to college. And ohhhh ya.. She wasn’t even on meth until 6 mnths ago. After josh raped her . So what’s with all the stupid extra blah blah about!? Doesn’t make it right. No means no. And Liz- save your breath. He may not hurt you. Ur his sister. I understand the whole defending. But leave the poor girl alone! Jesus. Who has the problem???

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    • mom

      Lmao!!! I nailed that 1! I told everyone the only reason shes continuing this bogus charge was because she wanted to make herself look like the poor me victim to beat her own drug charge! The officer in Joshes case asked her if she still wanted to go through with it….sounds to me like even he doesnt belive her!

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      • Really?

        I’m so glad that everyone on here isn’t doing anything but bashing on the victim. What is this world coming to when a girl says she was raped and everyone looks at her and laughs and then tells her, SHE has problems.

        I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. I swear zombies would be easier to deal with then you people.

        Slander – the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.

        Also unless you have her medical records and have proof she has mental issues then what your doing is slander and because this is a public form, its easy access for her, and every time you say something like that without proof, it damages your character and builds her case. :/

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        • mom

          She damaged her reputation in this town a long time ago all on her own ;-)

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        • just me

          don’t want to live on this planet? good bye

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          • just me

            one less Obama care and welfare receipient

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        • stupid

          She DOES have problems. She tried getting hired at my job just a couple days ago and refused the drug test then she did not get the job! She is a liar, who needs to be caught. Her a$$ should be in prison or jail instead of this innocent man Josh! He’d never do this and im not just saying that because im really close to him but I know he never would. and people need to see this.

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        • Liz

          Who cares if what we say is or isn”t true? The fact that it all boils down to is that she was looking for attention, and jumped on the first opportunity that presented its self. She put my brother behind bars because she wanted to make her ex boyfriend feel bad for her and get back together with her. The sad part about it is that it actually worked! And now my brother is in jail and his named is smeared across the internet as a “rapist” I wonder how she sleeps at night knowing how many lives she has destroyed. Not only is my brother now branded a “rapist” because of her and the media, but I am now the sister of a rapist and my mom is now considered the mother who didnt raise her child right and he became a rapist. My little brother who looks up to Josh, wont get to see his brother for a while, until this is over with because my mother wants to sheild him from all this bull thats been going around. Josh has done a lot of bad things in his life but he has NEVER hurt a female. Anybody who knows him would tell you that hes always the first person to stand up for a female who is being abused, whether its physically or emotionally. All you who are believing taylor’s lies, pull the wool from over your eyes. Talk to any person who was at the party that night. You would see that she tells nothing but lies. She cant seem to stick to the same story, which you would think would set off an alarm for the police, but apparently not. All I have left to say is she better get used to the idea of jail herself, because thats exactly where she will be when the truth comes out and her wall of lies she has built comes crumbling down.

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  • Grammar Check

    For all of you saying one another is dumb, maybe you should at least use proper grammar. There is a difference between “your” and “you’re”. There’s North Platte education for you. Josh, I hope this all gets figured out. YOU’RE a great guy and I hope the truth comes out, stay strong.

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  • jessi

    Look guilty or not, there is no reason to put the alleged victims name out there, even if it was obvious by the few details given that it was her. This girl needs help and she knows it, I hope in the end they both get to move on with their lives. Its really sad what a drug will do to someone, who without it, has the potential to be something great. I can tell you that I’ve met her sober and under the influence and its like seeing two different people.
    I commend Josh’s family for standing up for him as diligently as they are. I’m not saying he’s guilty or not, I just if it was a case of just a bad situation he deserves support from his family and its not going to do any good to bash them, him or the victim in this case. In the end the only ones who look bad are those who are passing judgement and aren’t sitting in the judges seat, on the jury or God himself.
    I’ll pray tonight that both Josh and the alleged victim get any help they need. I’m not saying Josh needs help, I don’t know him, but I do know that if the girl mentioned is truly the other party in this case she needs help whether its true or not. Stop jumping to the assumption that everyone on meth is a horrible person doomed to ever be anything great. Trust me if that were true I wouldn’t be where I am today. As a former user, I look back and can see that wasn’t me and let me tell you a persons mind under the influence of methamphetamines does NOT work right! But its a drug, an addiction, an ILLNESS! So why not pull together as a community and offer support to both the alleged criminal, alleged victim and their families? Who cares if you like any of them, pull your heads out from between your legs and reach out! Maybe there’s a soul inside worth not giving up on.

    Current score: 2
    • Hater’s are dumb

      Lets not put the victims name out there but its ok to put joshs? that’s a double standard! its not ok to point out her faults but its ok to chastise him and his family? what happned to innocent until proven guilty? lets not forget that an innocent is behind bars because of this “victim”

      Current score: 4
      • Jessi

        Did I chastize any of them?! Her name wasn’t released for a reason. Because, unfortunately, once your arrested that arrest becomes public record, however, victims have a right to protection. Did I say she was a true victim? Nope. I said “alleged”. We can’t decide whether either one of them is innocent or guilty. Either way, its not ok. I didn’t see anyone flinging names of victims around in the Apadoca case. Probably a more believeable rape case to most but still its innocent until proven guilty. A name doesn’t create guilt a crime does!

        Current score: 0
      • lol

        U know everyonethat has to do with dope “jessi” its sad u opened ur mouth up about it when u have hurt so many around u and don’t even see it. Over the last ten years. U wanna make people think u sent using method or coke/crack. U are the fakest person I have ever seen. Such a hypocryte and u shouldn’t have ur daughter. Used to be a mom “jessi” come on really??? Get real jess. B who u once were jess

        Current score: 0
  • Oh Dear God

    Your= possessive. You’re= You are, as in You’re dumb, ok. Second, I DID go to law school so let me tell you the following things:

    1. Some people do lie about sexual assault. It happens. It shouldn’t, it is wrong to lie about it, but it does happen.

    2. Police officers don’t always say, “hey we have some conflicting information here, let’s just throw the case out.” They don’t do that. We would never have trials if they did. Sometimes, they do the best they can with the evidence they can find and glean out of a case, and it’s based on intuition, evidence and instinct. But guess what the charges are based on. The prosecutor’s office and its discretion. Cops don’t choose who gets prosecuted or for what.

    3. DNA itself is proof of nothing, even if it was found inside her, even if it was found in her underwear. DNA cannot tell you if something is consensual or not. Oh and Guilty as Charged, I mean this in the nicest possible way, stick to words you can spell or use an online dictionary. I got a migraine trying to interpret your statements.

    4. Paragraphs and transition statements can make a long run on sentence have a semblance of thoughtful organization.

    5. There are innocent people in jail and guilty people on the street. It’s a fact. Look at the number of cases that are overturned due to exonerating information.

    6. Mom has a right to defend her children and you don’t know the circumstances of how Liz became a single mom. Maybe the father died. Maybe he left and she was unprepared for that. Maybe he had some undiagnosed mental illness that didn’t make itself apparent until shortly before their fairytale wedding that all of you seem to think is necessary. I don’t know, but there is one thing I am fairly certain of, it’s none of any of your (possessive see how that works) damn business and it’s certainly not a point by which to attack either a mom or a young woman doing the best she can as a parent and sister to stick by her family. And before you start casting that stone, need I remind most of you that her post was one of the few that actually used proper English.

    Current score: 17
    • mom

      Thank you!

      Current score: 1
    • Disclaimer

      …if you really went to law school your number 6 bullet should have read: “Mom has a right to defend her children, and Liz her brother…but they REALLY need to stop posting online because it may be used as evidence in any subsequent civil suit.”

      Current score: 0
      • insanity

        civil suit for what exactly?

        Current score: 3
    • Liz

      “Oh Dear God” is officially my new best friend. They get what’s going on here. Thank You!!

      Current score: 0
  • Colonel Angus

    Stay Classy NPPost & Remove all this garbage on the comment area. Your no better than the NPB when u keep all this negative crap up !

    Current score: 4
    • Vincent Vega

      People still read the Bulletin? Surprised.

      Current score: 1
  • mom

    For all you nay sayers out there, the case was dismissed!!!! If you want the TRUTH on what happened check out https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Josh/498831733537960

    Current score: 0