12/10/2014 09:15 am ET Updated Dec 10, 2014

I'm A Victim Of Sexual Assault And The Law Failed. How Many Of Us Must Speak Out For You To Believe? | Megan Carpentier | Comment Is Free | The Guardian

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I am not a victim of sexual assault.

At least, I am not a victim of sexual assault according to the commonwealth of Virginia. Jesus Rivera, aka Vladamir Marroquin-Rivera, pleaded guilty to just two charges on 29 July 2008: one count of misdemeanor unlawful entry and one count of felony cocaine possession. He was released from the state’s custody four months to the day after the police rushed into my apartment and found this man as he masturbated into my underwear while I stood there, sobbing.

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