Man Accused of Raping Teen at Keith Urban's Concert

July 31, 2014 04:28:13 GMT

A Boston man named Sean Murphy, who's accused of raping a 17-year-old girl during the concert, denies the accusation and claims that the sex is consensual.

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A Boston man was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl at Keith Urban's concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on July 26. According to report by The Sun Chronicle, the incident occured in the lawn area of the venue.

Other concertgoers just watched and even took videos with their cell phones as the assault happened in front of their eyes. The rape ended when a woman in the crowd intervened. The man, 18-year-old Sean Murphy, was arrested shortly after and was then charged with rape.

According to police, Murphy and the girl first met at the concert and both of them consumed alcohol during the event. They began kissing near a concession stand before moving to the lawn area. Murphy has pleaded not guilty the the charge of rape, claiming the sex was consensual. He was released on $10,000 bond.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, July 29, Murphy's lawyer insisted that his client did not rape the girl. "This was a consensual act, not a sexual assault. There are no allegations of force or violence put against him," Crowley said. "This was a private act that regrettably occurred in a public place. Mr. Murphy deeply regrets this incident and I'm sure the young woman does as well."

In addition to the alleged rape, Urban's July 26 concert saw dozens of concertgoers treated for alcohol poisoning and more than 50 people taken into custody for unspecified reasons.


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posted by Dick on Aug 01, 2014
If he raped her, hang him. If she is lying, out here on the news as a liar.
posted by voiceofreason on Aug 01, 2014
Alcohol. Much more dangerous than marijuana!!!!!
posted by Liz on Jul 31, 2014
Enough already. This was a concert that was understaffed due to security not taking into account it was a superstar concert. However, didn't they get the news that 18,000 tickets had been sold? Urban had nothing to do with this because his concert was the same as those previous performed in the states and Australia where no drunken brawls occurred. Actually, his song list can be checked for songs involving drinking; there aren't any. Now let's get on with some other scandals, or better yet, the new Red Sox deals.

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