Spur Posse

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The Spur Posse was a group of high school boys from Lakewood, California, who used a point system to keep track of and compare their sexual conquests. The founder of the group chose the name "Spur Posse" when a favorite basketball player of theirs, David Robinson, was signed to the San Antonio Spurs. The group came to national attention on March 18, 1993, when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested a number of the members for various sexual crimes. Prosecutors later dropped all but one of the charges after determining most of the encounters were consensual, although with underage girls. They had the opportunity to prosecute the considerably older boys for statutory rape, but declined to do so. Members of the Spur Posse proceeded to make the rounds on the tabloid-TV talk-show circuit.

The Spur Posse events are often compared to two other teen sex scandals of the era – the Glen Ridge Rape, and the 1996 syphilis epidemic among teens engaging in group sex in Rockdale County, Georgia.

In popular culture[edit]

The main villains in the 1999 horror film The Rage: Carrie 2 were based on the Spur Posse.

They are mentioned in Joan Didion's Where I Was From.

Law & Order based an episode, "Performance", on the case.

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