‘I was so afraid’: Woman who was raped by two students in the dorm she shared with her husband says she was scared to tell her story
The woman who was sexually assaulted by two classmates in her dorm room shared her harrowing tale in an emotional and heartbreaking interview with The Associated Press.
The Associated Statesman first published the interview Thursday.
The woman, who is not identified, said she was in the middle of a discussion on how to handle an outbreak of the coronavirus in her apartment when she was grabbed by two male classmates.
She said one of them put his hand around her neck and pulled her face toward him.
“He pulled me down to the ground,” she said.
“His hand was everywhere.”
The man then took off his shirt, she said, and she was able to pull his pants down.
“I was really scared, and I couldn’t do anything,” she told the AP.
She described being pushed to the floor by the second student and pinned to the bed, while the other male student put his hands behind her head and “woke me up.”
“I told him, ‘I don’t want you to hurt me anymore.
I don’t think you’re going to do anything to me,'” she said she said the second male student said to her.
“Then he grabbed my hand, and he put it between his legs.”
The woman said she thought he was going to rape her, and her roommate was the first to intervene.
The students told the woman they wanted to “get me off,” she recalled.
“She said, ‘No, I don and I’ll tell the police.'”
After the incident, the woman said the other students tried to cover up their sexual activity.
She asked them to keep their hands off her, but she said they couldn’t.
The AP also obtained a statement from the school district in which it said it had “committed significant resources to support students and staff.”
The district said the students had “repeatedly failed to adhere to safety protocols, including using a condom during the sexual encounter.”
The school district has not provided a statement about how the school system will address the incident.
The Washington State Department of Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.