Autistic Woman Raped in Broad Daylight

25 Jan

This is just a nightmare scenario in so many ways. Sexual abuse is just horrible in any form. Rape is just plain evil. I don’t think one can say any case is worse than another, but I can say that this case hurts me, a total stranger, very deeply.

An autistic woman was raped on a busy street in broad daylight.

I got the story from a google news alert pointing to this blog post, Autistic Woman Raped By Teen, No One Helps. It is worth reading the story, but I’ll pull one statement out, this from the victim:

“I’m ticked off because people were doing nothing. Just driving by. What kind of humans are we becoming?”

I wish I could talk more to this story, do more research. I just can’t right now. What a nightmare. I hope the victim gets the help she needs to heal as much as possible from this horrible trauma.

3 Responses to “Autistic Woman Raped in Broad Daylight”

  1. Kim January 27, 2010 at 23:19 #

    I think it is important to note that people did help. At least one woman called 911 and several people honked their horns to try to disrupt the scene. The blog post frames this as not enough but it is something and unfortunately it is often difficult to assess what is going one when one is driving by something. It’s true that no one directly confronted the suspect but I can’t say I blame them entirely. The suspect was holding a pair of scissors to the woman’s neck and if someone is bold enough to commit rape on a public sidewalk in the middle of the day then I do not think one can assume he won’t be bold enough to hurt those who try to intervene or to further hurt the woman.

    Of course this does not take anything away from how horrible this case is. My heart goes out to the woman who was raped and I hope she is able to get the support she needs to heal.

  2. daniel tompson April 28, 2010 at 15:02 #

    Send this shit bag to adult prison & let the real criminals rape him. Trust me he will never re offend again.


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