Jessica wrote Erica a message: "to be honest you my dawg i fucks witchu 1000. ima miss you."

The distance separating Erica and Patricia was difficult. "I'm now surrounded by a bunch of old ass people that look like they gon drop dead any minute," Erica wrote in a Facebook post.

But her new address meant she was only minutes from the Paul Rein Detention Center, where her father awaits trial.

Clockwise from left: Lanel Singleton, 18, Dwight Henry, 17, and Jayvon Woolfork, 19, have all been charged with two counts of armed sexual battery and await trial.
Photos from Broward Sheriff's Office
Clockwise from left: Lanel Singleton, 18, Dwight Henry, 17, and Jayvon Woolfork, 19, have all been charged with two counts of armed sexual battery and await trial.
A Facebook profile of one of the teenaged friends.
A Facebook profile of one of the teenaged friends.

On October 19, less than two weeks before that early November night in the small yellow house, Patricia and Erica posed for a picture in front of that prison. In the photograph, the girls' arms are crossed. They wear matching black tank tops and blue jeans. A cigarette hangs from Patricia's mouth. The picture materialized on Facebook, where Patricia wrote, "#FreeMyDaddy. We miss you forreal. #FuckTheLaw. Erica, I love you babygirl. FOREVER & ALWAYS."


On November 2, Hollywood Police crowded around a bed inside Joe DiMaggio's Children Hospital. Before them lay 16-year-old Jessica, who was "in and out of consciousness" and had "massive facial injuries," "extreme swelling to both her eyes," and "blood coming from her left ear." She was heavily sedated on pain medication, and it wasn't until midnight that her thoughts were lucid enough to state what happened the night before.

"She looked like Rocky Balboa times ten," says Fred Minaya, 20, the friend who had dropped her off that night. "I broke down. We all did."

Hours later, as Jessica wept in bed, she described a night of horrors. According to the statement she gave police, she tried to escape the house, but Dwight Henry, the 17-year-old with the gold streak in his Afro, shouted, "If you leave, I'm going to fuck you up!" Then he and the other four teenagers dragged her into a bedroom and began removing her clothing.

"You better fuck him," she said Patricia, then Erica, hissed at her. "You better fuck him."

They laid her down on the bed. Dwight Henry and Lanel Singleton held down her arms. Patricia and Erica pinned her legs and spread them. Jessica saw a condom flash in the faint light. And then, Jessica told police, Jayvon Woolfork, who until that moment had only minor burglary convictions on his record, raped her. It lasted five to ten minutes.

Q. After they raped you, did they say anything else to you?

A. They called me a dirty asshole.

Q. Called you a dirty asshole?

A. They were constantly calling me names. They told me to get the fuck out of there, and they spit on me. Erica spit on me, to be exact. On my hair.

They allowed Jessica to leave, but without her shoes. Around 3 a.m., Jessica was found by her mother's friend stumbling barefoot through the streets she once haunted with Erica and Patricia. Both her eyes were swollen shut.

"What happened?" the friend asked. "What happened?"

"They just raped me!" she sobbed.

He brought her to her grandmother's house nearby, a cluttered and cigarette-smoke-clogged affair on a leafy, suburban street. They ran a hot shower for her and called the cops.

The next day, after Jessica had identified her attackers by their Facebook profiles, several squad cars pulled up to Patricia's house, where they found and arrested Patricia and Erica. Patricia's father handed over his daughter's iPhone, which was covered in decorative glitter. Police had never seen anything like what they found on the phone.

A video showed two blond girls delivering several punches to Jessica's face until her eyes swelled shut. "They are observed stating 'suck his dick, bitch,' several times," states the police synopsis of the clip, which Broward County Circuit Court has now sealed. "The victim stated she would comply if they stopped hitting her. The defendants are observed forcibly taking off the victim's clothes while telling her she has to 'fuck' him. The victim eventually told them she will do what they wanted if they stopped battering her."

That same day, police obtained a search warrant and rummaged through the yellow house. In the backyard, they found Jessica's white metal loop earrings in the grass and her belly ring on a patio chair. They also came upon a stolen gold Jaguar, stripped of parts, and a black backpack that contained three handguns, ammunition, and "miscellaneous drug paraphernalia."

The girls confessed to police they had savaged Jessica but denied they had removed her clothing or forced her to have sex. The boys, arrested on November 3, also claimed rape didn't occur that night. They say Jessica's story doesn't add up.


At 8 a.m. on a Friday, Jayvon Woolfork quivered inside his orange tunic at Broward County Main Jail. He was near tears, shaking, grabbing at his dreadlocks as though those tangles held some clue that would lead to his freedom. But Woolfork wasn't going anywhere, and he knew it.

"I can't even believe this is happening right now. People have always said I'm full of love. I'm happy. I'm goofy," whispered the 19-year-old, who departed his hometown near Naples to live with his sister in Hollywood after their mother's death last January. He never graduated high school but said he came to South Florida wanting to make something of himself. He had thought about opening a restaurant, maybe Bahamian. He said he knew a guy "from the islands" who could help. But now? "My face is destroyed. People who don't even know me will think I'm a monster."

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BlackSharkus
BlackSharkus

Then again, the writer here... You're pretty sick, too. There is no way being a tad high meant they didn't know what was happening.

Lynxx3
Lynxx3

Excellent article. And so sad. I hope Jessica learns something from all this, and makes something of herself. She's got a lot going against her though, at such a young age.  What a bunch of messed up adults. Exactly why I'm Pro-Choice.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

mark the names down and follow the trial


maybe 10-15 years



out in half the time


dems love criminals out on the streets


and they hate good people having guns 



jovasha07
jovasha07

This is the most poorly written article i've ever seen,extremely long,confusing, and misinforming.

jovasha07
jovasha07

This was most  poorly written article i've ever seen.Too long, confusing, just a mess. 7 pages....7 pages?!?!


One thing it did show that I can lightly commend is how lost and easily influenced kids are these days.These kids need Jesus,and no i'm not kidding. 


This generation needs to be careful, the devil is carving out a path of destruction, lose your soul at your own risk, be wise.



heyred51
heyred51

Don't bring Pot into this stupid situation I don't know anyone who has or would even consider a gang rape mainly because they would be too busy eating laughing and sleeping !!!  As far as these girls go if you hang around with trash they treat you like trash !!  That is all!!


Karolina Sucre
Karolina Sucre

I don't think MNT is anti-marijuana and I don't think they talk about pot-smoking to make it seem like it was a bad thing. They talk about it to show that these kids are 14-16, drinking, smoking, and being all around d-bags. This wasn't anti-pot, this was anti-shitty parenting.

James L Moving Jr.
James L Moving Jr.

I'd bang em. They wanna get treated like gangsta sluts, I'll turn them into that.

FloridaLady
FloridaLady

It's such a shame that Jessica is not going to recieve the proper counseling or support. She is more likely to be raped again and to descend further into drug use and depression.  These young kids try to act way too grown...and these parents clearly are deluded and did a shitty job raising these POS teens. All these kids have no guidance, no positive role model and are so lost. Their facebook are such a joke. I hope all these kids get the appropriate prison time.  None of that juvenile detention shit. They knew what they were doing... borderline pyscho these kids are nowadays. 

Eddie James
Eddie James

So Keith, we've been in the Last Days now for what, 7,500-15,000 years now?

zhengsou2014
zhengsou2014

i play the facebook too you can find me langlang2013

Keith Walker
Keith Walker

2 Timothy 3 King James Version (KJV) 3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Brandi Malone
Brandi Malone

South Florida keeps it classy, per usual. This is exactly why I'm getting my kids out of here.

Laurie Kirkpatrick
Laurie Kirkpatrick

So sad. Had to be in Hollywood though all these fucked up people come from that hell how.

Josephine Del Papa
Josephine Del Papa

Although we are raising our kids in rural broward now also, there is no way in hell they will even know what boredom means as a teen. If that means traveling every summer, if that means paying for activities and sports, moving across the country - whatever. Too many parents think their kids are more mature than they actually are, and when unsupervised, these things happen.

Josephine Del Papa
Josephine Del Papa

This is not just Hollywood. It's any outskirts town in America. It's worse in areas where there is nothing going on because yes, everyone is bored and get into sex and drugs to cope. No ambition when no one around you is ambitious. I grew up in southern Indiana and my teen years were very much surrounded by this. I've experienced more than I've ever wanted to see, and thankfully left at 18 for a great traveling job, saw the world and gained culture, and now have a very stable married life. To kids like these, there simply isn't a universe outside of the small clique they live in, and parents who are not attentive do not get them they help they need to deal with emotional issues before it escalates. It took years before I could forgive my family and friends, I hated everything about all of their pathetic lives. And I still hate that town I grew up in. This article's details, I think were meant to shock adults, but to anyone who has been a teen in the last 10-15 years, I think it just seems like a normal part of culture that is unfortunately accepted and ignored.

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

Paula obviously never met that kid in College who had strict religious parents. Oh that's right, he partied so hard and rebelliously ditched his responsibilities that he flunked out. Feed Children God's word? No. Feed their brain. Teach them to love to learn. Show them how knowledge is power. Give them better examples of what you can accomplish. Don't give them the rod and toss a book written by delusional men who think it's God's word down their throat. Even if it were divine, it's been corrupted by the natural impurity of man.

Neon Lights
Neon Lights

We need more role models, counselors, and mentors in our communities. At the very least, adults need to stop participating and "liking" fights and sex posted on Facebook. It may be entertaining to you, but it's setting the stage for the youth who will do anything for attention and acceptance. If you won't help, at least don't make it worse.

Paula K Purtle
Paula K Purtle

They have been programmed by the violence in music, games and tv. Feed children Gods Word, give consistent discipline and loving supervision and they won't have time to go bad.

Fernanda Lystedt
Fernanda Lystedt

I don't think their parents should be responsible for that. Each one must be responsible for your own act. In this case, the teens are.

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

I'd bang both those sloots in the pooper one time

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

Welcome to Hollyhood. Where high school kids goals include "getting fucked up," "getting laid," & treating school like a fashion show / MMA match. You are think weed is the problem? Lol...these kids would drink drano if they thought it'd give them a buzz.

Osmin Head Morales
Osmin Head Morales

This is why u should pull out, cause than u raise little scallys like this

JanCarlos Canaves
JanCarlos Canaves

The problem isn't the alcohol, weed, or the drugs. It's the breakdown of society, specifically shitty parenting.

Carlos Spicy-Weiner
Carlos Spicy-Weiner

These strawberries are gonna enjoy some hard time! White trash at its best

Michael Fiorellino
Michael Fiorellino

to the parents of those disgusting kids...,take a bow, you have failed

Si Romero
Si Romero

I saw these animals on tv the other night... Now crying n acting innocent. Pfft... Too late! What r their parents doing that they havent realized the disgusting neanderthals theyve raised?! I hope they do the MAX allowed by law and that the parents r sued for EVERYTHING they have or hope to ever get! Pay attention to what ur raising ppl!!!

Steve Klare
Steve Klare

This really is sad...Also a very good case for Not making Marijuana Legal....Seems as the Dope is all over this story.

Andrew J. Herrero
Andrew J. Herrero

Dude, stop posting about this awful story before it turns into a Lifetime movie.

GodHelpThisMess
GodHelpThisMess

This is one of the most disgusting things I have ever read about. These are just KIDS, still in high school, not old enough to drive or make their own decisions. For Christ's sake, they started smoking marijuana and posting about it at the age of 14! At the age of 14, I was still going to parties with bounce houses! Do I blame only the kids? No, the parents also had rather destructive lives. But someone should have reached out a long time ago to help those kids. And now they are all suffering. I think this generation of kids is so messed up. Since when is it okay to post about your destructive decisions on social networking sites? What does that do for you? This is sad, disturbing, and truly nerve-racking. Let's hope and pray that these won't be the same kids taking care of us when we're old.

BlackSharkus
BlackSharkus

@Lynxx3  Learns a valuable lesson from having a horrible tragedy like rape happen to her... You're fucking sick.

KimberlyWillay
KimberlyWillay

You are part of the problem.   This attitude.  Even though the girls you are talking about are criminals it is this "I'd bang em" mindset that has young men just like you pulling the kind of moves that Jayvon Woolfork did. 


Jayvon Woolfork probably said he wanted to "bang" one of them too. 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...............why not read books or ride a bike or go just go walking or how about take a job as a volunteer somewhere in a hospital or school or library

only boring people get bored

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

..........these kids are NOT intended to be re-habilitated because the JUDICIAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX makes too much money off of these kids

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............sorry but these clowns are too far gone....i see them on the public city buses all the time and they don't even have respect for their own people, old people people with babies STAND and struggle with their packages and carriages and NOT ONE of these animals ever lifts a finger or gives up his seat

i agree some never had a chance but we need animals to feed the zoo of a judicial system we have - no ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...........these kids parents had them so that the parents qualified for free government support and cheeze and obamaphones and section 8 housing assistance and welfare

not that those parents wanted kids - not to raise but to use - they wanted the financial benefits the government provides for having children

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................you mean parents are not responsible for their kids ?  so the government should pay to raise these kids ?

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...................its drugs

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

....................you will never see SHARPTON or JACKSON drag those parents in front of the TV

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............................we should just give them HOODIEs and let them loose in DAVIE one evening and that would be the end of this 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

............................the drugs abused at such an early age GUARANTEES no return as their bodies and minds are GONE for good

they will never be able to concentrate or absorb anything mentally useful and disintergrate into animals - i see it everyday, young kids who could care less that they shit their pants or have no shelter simply wandering around for more drugs

 
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