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    Talk about a "hot" date... LOL!

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A college student who branded a date's body with a scalding piece of metal as payback for never calling her after they had sex was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.

    Kristina Caban, 23, had no comment as state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus sentenced her for what he called a crime that was "not remotely justifiable."

    Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg told Obus that Caban was the "mastermind behind the plan" to sear the torso of Samir "Sammy" Sara, then 23, for having sex with her once in 2004 and never calling her again.

    Caban enlisted new boyfriend Robert Testagrossa to help brand a four-inch-high "R" on Samir's abdomen in October 2006, the prosecutor said. She said Caban lured the former lover to a hotel room, where Testagrossa and another man grabbed him.

    Blumberg said the men used a Taser to immobilize Sara in a room at the Chelsea Inn while Caban laughed at his distress and kicked him while he was down.

    The branding "iron" was actually a length of metal wire fashioned into a "R" -- heated, and applied to Samir's torso, said Tracy Golden of the Manhattan district attorney's office. She said prosecutors did not know what the "R" stood for.

    Caban and Testagrossa, 27, pleaded guilty to assault in August 2007 in exchange for five-year sentences. Testagrossa was sentenced in February and Caban, a photography student, was allowed to graduate from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan before going to prison.

    Blumberg said the third assailant remains at large.

    He said Sara will have a permanent, tragic memento of his encounter with Caban.

    Caban's lawyer, James Friedman said, "She's a good kid, despite the picture painted of her, who exercised poor judgment and got herself into a bad situation. She is not the monster the prosecution made her out to be."

    Caban's father, Rafael Caban, 55, is a retired Correction Department captain.

    Testagrossa is the son of two prosecutors. His father Charles is the executive assistant district attorney in Queens who prosecuted the Sean Bell police shooting case. His mother is a lawyer in the Nassau County district attorney's office.

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    WTF!!!!!
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    wow, long time to hold a grudge for someone not calling, even if you were very young at the time.......not to mention the energy and time involved in getting others to jump on board your stupid train....boy she must have told those guys a tale...i'll bet the R stands for rape

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    You're right, it's quite an intricate plan for a one-night-stand. She must have been stewing for quite a long time. Then she gets the boyfriend and launches this twisted plot. To me, it sounds like we're missing something. Plus, I think the R is for "revenge." (in her mind), "rape" (in the boyfriend's).
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    The woman and her boyfriend both have parents with ties to the justice system. I wonder if they somehow thought their connections put them above the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesterdays View Post
    . To me, it sounds like we're missing something. .
    Actually, I think THEY may be the one's missing something.....like their sanity!!! Crazy, it's a wonder that they didn't brand him with a Z for Zorro......but maybe that's a different generation's vision of vigilante justice

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    Stories like this make me worry...
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    Wow, the girl is a fucking pig, and blames the guy...interesting...
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    I admit to being a bit miffed whenst a one-nighter turns out to be a no-call backer, but this is a bit much. Gotta wonder about that "good kid."

    The poor guy. The things people do sure make me wonder.
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    You don't call, you don't write - I'll brand your ass!!


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    Kinda makes you believe the guy was kinda on the right wave length when he decided not to call her back way back when.
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    "Caban's lawyer, James Friedman said, "She's a good kid, despite the picture painted of her, who exercised poor judgment and got herself into a bad situation. She is not the monster the prosecution made her out to be."
    Oh is that right?!?

    I guess the next thing we're going to here was that this gal grew up on a farm...and branding was a perfectly normal practice.
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    Well if she would have shaved her muff maybe he would have came back.

    Seriously though this brings a whole new meaning to the Scarlet Letter.

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