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I did not report it.
When you tell the man that is supposed to love and protect you that another man has raped you, and he laughs and replies: "Friends share with friends," how do you tell anyone else? Would THEY believe you?
Here are some interesting and frightening statistics from RTS--rape trauma services:
Only 16% of rapes are ever reported to the police. In a survey of victims who did not report rape or attempted rape to the police, the following was found as to why no report was made: 43% thought nothing could be done, 27% felt it was a private matter, 12% were afraid of police response, and 12% felt it was not important enough.
Rape is the most underreported violent crime in the United States.
I am one of the 43%.
How many perpetrators are there out there walking past you on the street, working beside you, or even sleeping next to you?
Frightening question, isn't it? It should be.
I "should" have reported it, because I was not his only victim as I found out just a few short years ago. I might have been able TO prevent there being a "next" victim.
By writing this, I hope I can get just one a single woman to step forward and report that she was raped. Don't be afraid to tell. Get this creep off the street before he rapes again!
His 'next' victim might be your mother, your sister, your daughter, or even your best friend.
Don't remain his victim.