Interview with Rape Victim 2011 Essay

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My interview is with a 48 year old woman whom I will refer to as "Ann". In August, 1985, Ann was brutally beaten and raped inside her Houston apartment by a man who had recently been released from prison after serving a five year sentence for dealing drugs and armed robbery. This low-life will be referred to as "Mark". His last name was never known. Ann tells me what happened that particular evening is that she and some friends were out drinking and having a good time at a club called Cardi’s, in Houston. There were several live bands playing that evening in a showcase the club had each month for local bands. At the time, Ann was dating the owner of a music studio, who regularly hosted the bands that rehearsed there. He will be referred to in this interview as "Dave". Since his release from prison, Mark had been coming to the studio, hanging around, talking to other musicians, telling everyone that he used to play guitar. Neither Dave nor Ann was aware at the time that he had recently been released from prison. No one paid much attention to him and it was common for people to drop by the studio either because they had friends who rehearsed there or they themselves were interested in playing, recording or joining a group. Mark had seen Ann around the studio and they had spoken casually. On one occasion, he even asked her out. She says she thanked him, but told him politely that she was dating Dave. On that evening, Mark was also at the club , talking with Ann and her friends and others from the studio. Ann says that around midnight, she began to feel tired and wanted to go home, however, she had ridden to the club with her friends and Dave had to stay until the showcase ended. Mark learned of Ann wanting to go home and offered to drive her. Ann says that she has always been a very trusting person and this seemed her only option. She was also tired and had been

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