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A Florida man accused of sexually battering an eight-year-old girl allegedly told detectives it was her fault for "wearing provocative clothing".

Sydney Allan Markland, 68, is accused of sexually assaulting the child, who knew him, at his home in Ocala, Marion County, in July last year.
After the assault, Markland "told [the victim] not to tell anyone, kissed her on the cheek and read from the Bible" according to a detective report.

Markland was a well known member of the community, often called "Dread" because of his hair style. One neighbour described him as man who "knows the Bible and preaches it inside out".

Police claim that Markland admitted to the assault and offered two separate lines of defence: first, that such actions were permissible in his "culture" and, second, that she had encouraged the sexual contact.

"She was wearing provocative clothing," Markland told detectives, according to their report. "Her actions suggested that she was consenting to sexual contact."

Sydney Allan Markland, ibtimes 17 Comments [5/17/2017 8:43:45 AM]
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His culture? Inbred christian redneck?

At 8, she could not consent to anything and she is a CHILD! WTF is wrong with those people sexually desiring children?

5/17/2017 9:45:07 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

such actions were permissible in his "culture"

Am I the only one who thinks of fschmidt and caamib claiming that "modern" civilisation were "not their culture and therefore about mass-rape and genocide are just fine?

5/17/2017 10:10:13 AM

The Crimson Ghost

I hate to imagine what his culture actually is.

Prepare to be beaten to death in jail, you old bag of shit. Even other prisoners don't take kindly to that, & when you're below the guys in prison, you really suck.

5/17/2017 10:18:21 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

What culture is this? I need to know for... scientific research *orders Zyklon-B*

5/17/2017 10:39:31 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

Is this David J. Stewart's father?

5/17/2017 10:54:07 AM

Dizzy Dream

"She was wearing provocative clothing," Markland told detectives, according to their report. "Her actions suggested that she was consenting to sexual contact." "

She's EIGHT! If you find an eight year old's clothes to be provocative, it's not the eight year old who has a problem- it's you!

5/17/2017 11:01:31 AM

Citizen Justin

@ Pharaoh Bastethotep

As an older man, the fact he had dreads makes him more likely than not to be black. So Mack Major's dad, then.

5/17/2017 11:23:31 AM

Pharaoh Bastethotep

@Citizen Justin:
I noticed the passage after writing the comment and checked the original article. He is indeed black.

5/17/2017 11:35:48 AM

Tricky Fox


5/17/2017 1:32:03 PM

The Reptilian Jew

@Tricky Fox
Too humane. Flay alive beforehand.

5/17/2017 1:56:27 PM


Balls burned off with a blowtorch. Shot in the back of the neck. Landfill. Problem solved.

5/17/2017 2:08:58 PM


I'm against torture and death penalty, but you know, there was this hole in Iraq, where Saddam was hidden. Let him rot here until he naturally dies.

5/18/2017 12:55:12 AM


Florida Man sometimes goes to dark places...

Good thing your defenses won't hold up in court.

Markland: My culture says it's okay
Sane person: What culture?
Markland: Mine, that I've made up for me and all True Believers
Sane person: Yeah... enjoy jail. Their culture says your hole, among other things, is in jeopardy.

How the hell was an 8 year old coming on to you? And even in the unlikely event that this was the case, why the hell did you act on it? What the fuck is wrong with you?

5/18/2017 6:07:30 AM


I love how his neighbors say he knows the Bible inside and out is a good thing. Obviously, in this case at least, it is not.

5/18/2017 6:35:39 AM

And this bastard will probably get just a slap on the wrist by playing the "Good Christian" card.

5/18/2017 11:02:30 AM

Doubting Thomas

Man this guy does sound like a DJS disciple.

5/19/2017 11:29:54 AM


Oh, so he "knows the Bible and preaches it inside out", that makes it OK. I could SPEW!!!

How do you save a child molester from drowning?
Take your foot off his head.

5/22/2017 8:20:17 PM

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