Thu, Jan 24, 2013
The incident never made the news because the Lafayette City Police Department probably never notified the media, however we did and so did the alleged victim.
Despite the alleged victim pinpointing exactly where the incident occurred and identifying several of the thugs involved, the Lafayette City Police Department still hasn’t made an arrest.
According to the victim, on the night of the incident, she was taken to a nearby home and gang raped by a group of young black men ranging from the age 18-25.
The thugs allegedly took her money and also took a picture of her driver’s license warning her to keep quiet or die.
According to the victim, after hours of allegedly being forced to perform sexual acts on these thugs, several of them left allowing the victim the opportunity escape on foot.
She sought refuge at a local church and was transported to a local hospital a short time later. At the hospital the Lafayette City Police Department was notified and a rape kit was done.
Since the incident, the victim has reached out to local police, rape crisis centers and even the local media with no avail.
One local media station told her, “Thank you for reaching out, but I’m unsure about how we’d approach this. It would take a lot of research, and right now we don’t have the resources. I’ll keep your contact information.” How disappointing when local media can’t find the resources to help get answers for a rape victim.
The victim, who is still waiting for the Lafayette City Police Department to make an arrest, has created a Facebook community called, “RAIL” which is short for “Rape Awareness In Louisiana” to reach out to other survivors.
We will continue to investigate this story and provide updates in the near future.