Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stupid criminal!

Prosecutor friend in another state just emailed me:

I was told when I started at this job that by the time we catch a rapist in [my state], it was estimated he had raped six times... Curiously, I just handled a case where the rapist (who was walked in on by a roommate in mid-act and fled) was recognized by that roommate a couple of months later when the rapist walked into her rape counseling center in [large urban city] to volunteer as a counselor. They gave him a bottle of water at the rape crisis center as they interviewed him, swapped out the bottle as he toured the facility, then matched his DNA from the bottle with his semen from that rape (one of several he ended up matching for).

I was so proud of that counselor and their cool-headedness... I could kiss them.


4 comments:

Allie said...

WOW!!!! That is awesome. And scary that predators like that exist. Glad there are people working to stop them!

Unknown said...

I am not surprised you could kiss them.

Fantastic thinking on their part and wonderful that that person has been removed from the streets!

Hope you are well. Not checked in on your Blog for a while!

SavageKitsune said...

OMG- yes, that counselor was indeed cool-headed. I'm pretty sure that the audacity of seeing a rapist walk in to volunteer as a rape counselor would inspire me to simply launch myself at him and beat him to a bloody pulp. Satisfying, perhaps, but not grading well on the 'ol Practicality Scale.

Shark Girl said...

Wow. That's all I can say. Wow for the chutzpah of the rapist and wow for the cool-headed counselor.