A protest took place at the Ector County ISD Administration Building Tuesday in support of bringing Odessa High School senior, Ke’Evan Majors, back to school and allowing him to graduate in May.
Majors is facing two charges of sexual assault of a minor. On Monday, he was charged with possession or promotion of child pornography, complicating his case.
“I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know what was going on until I seen everyone behind me,” stated Majors. “The people know me, and I know I wouldn’t do nothing like that.”
He has been receiving an outpour of community support since the accuser took to social media and uploaded a video admitting the act was consensual.
“We all know he’s innocent. Everyone feels bad for him. It’s just an unfortunate situation for him, for the family, for us. And we’re just hearbroken that it has even gotten this far, you know,” said protest organizer, Yvette Rodriguez.
While a community may stand behind Majors, attorney, Justin Low, says the way the law is written is not in his favor.
“Even if a child came along and showed a fake ID saying she was 17, and told everybody around she was 17, and worked in an establishment where you have to at least be 17 to work there, if you have sex with her and turns out she’s under 17 after all, and you’re an adult, and you’re more than 3 years older, it’s statutory rape,” explained Low.
Most of the times, the minor walking away with no charges. But Low says there is no telling until his day in court.
“The last couple of days have been stressful, but you know, we’re going to get through this. Hopefully the people in court see what everybody else has seen. Hopefully they just drop it and throw this thing away,” said Majors.