Rape victim stories can be very difficult to read, frightening and emotionally draining for some but stories of rape show other victims that they are not alone in their struggles. Rape stories detail the many abuses that some people suffer and yet survive and go on to succeed in recovering and regaining control of their lives. Rape victim stories can help others to realize that there are other survivors that have been through exactly what they have and come out the other side a whole person.
The below story is about a young lady that was taken advantage of and how her story unfolded.
I walked into my best friend’s store, just like I did every other day. My friend Lawrence’s cousin, Ziyad, was there. I had never met him before. I was helping out at the store, it was no big deal- I did it every other day. My mom worked there too, but she wasn’t there that day. I was an innocent little 13 year old girl, I basically knew nothing about sex, and I never thought that I could be raped. I always said “It could never happen to me.” But it did. And to this day, I live with the regrets that I thought nothing like that could ever happen to me.
Ziyad grabbed me by my arms and drug me into the bathroom. I screamed. He put this hand over my mouth and started to undo his pants. Knowing what was about to happen I froze. My whole body went numb. I couldn’t move. After he was done, he got dressed and walked out of the bathroom like nothing happened. He left me there with my tears. When he walked out the door, he took with him my pride, my security and my virginity. I had so many thoughts going through my mind.
We made a police report, they took me to the hospital to have a rape kit done. The police took my case to the state prosecutor before the rape kit results came back. They said there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute and dropped my case just like that.
I’m currently in counseling 2 times a week, and I’m on pills for depression. I can’t fall asleep at night without the TV on. And I’ve already given myself an ulcer from worrying so much. I know things will get better and eventually I will be able to live a normal life again, but right now it is hard. Very hard.
Rape victims endure immense amount of traumatic pain after the event occurs. Men Against Rape stand by these individuals and ensure that they understand that there are individuals who care for them and will not stop until they receive the justice they deserve.
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