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Police Report: Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted

Also, 23-year-old picks up her third OWI; Target employee accused of stealing regularly from store.

At 5:23 a.m. Saturday, a Wauwatosa man called police to report that his wife had just returned home and told him she had been raped by a stranger in a car in the parking lot of , 10842 Blue Mound Rd., during a night of drinking with friends.

The 27-year-old woman, a medical student, had been out with classmates and her husband, and he had left her with them at , 7208 W. State St., about 11 p.m. He told police he thought she was too intoxicated to drive at the time but he entrusted her with her friends.

Her two female friends were then “picked up” by four unknown men, and they all decided to go to Mo’s. The woman said she could not remember what time she got there, what she did or how she ended up in the back of a car with an unknown man, but that he had raped her and bitten her on the lips and breasts.

She thought her assailant had used a condom, and police did recover a used condom in the parking lot, which was collected as possible evidence. The woman said that afterward the man had said he was sorry and offered to drive her wherever she needed to go. She accepted a ride back to her car, which was parked at the apartment of one of her friends.

The woman was able to give only a vague description of her assailant. Police had not yet located and interviewed her friends or other possible witnesses, but they are investigating the incident as a case of first-degree sexual assault.

In other recent reports:

Sunday

At 5:54 p.m., a 28-year-old Libertyville, IL, man was arrested for prescription fraud and possession of a controlled substance after he tried to pass a fraudulent prescription for 180 pills containing the narcotic hydrocodone at Walgreens, 2656 Wauwatosa Ave. The man had dropped off the prescription earlier and pharmacists immediately suspected fraud because they were familiar with the prescribing doctor’s handwriting and it did not match. Police were called to make that arrest when the suspect returned to pick up the drugs.

Saturday

At 6:05 p.m., a 16-year-old Wauwatosa boy was arrested for theft at , 6950 W. State St., after he was caught trying to shoplift two bottles of Coricidin cold pills.

At 10:55 a.m., a resident of the 2500 block of North 124th Street reported that overnight someone had broken into his work van by punching out a lock and had stolen a large number of tools belonging to him or his employer.

At 8:48 a.m., police were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Martha Washington Boulevard on a report of a man threatening his roommate with a gun and later arrested a 22-year-old on suspicion of second-degree recklessly endangering safety. Officers recovered a .22-cal. pistol.

Friday

At 7:50 p.m., a Wauwatosa woman reported that some time since 6 p.m., someone had broken into her van by smashing a window, stolen her purse and used her credit cards while she was parked at Bowlero, 11737 W. Burleigh St.

At 6:16 p.m., a resident of the 9600 block of West Hampton Avenue called police to report that while unloading his handgun, he had accidentally fired a 9 mm round through the outside wall of his apartment. He showed officers the exit hole and they checked “down range” but found no damage to other nearby units of the Fountains apartment complex. The man was given a verbal warning for mishandling and discharging a firearm.

At 12:26 p.m., police were called to , 3900 N. 124th St., on a report of retail theft by an employee and found a 20-year-old Milwaukee man being held. The store’s asset protection leader told police that managers began to suspect the theft of numerous video games on Nov. 7 when empty packaging from two games had been found in the back of the store. An in-store investigation to date had revealed the loss of six Nintendo game systems worth $1,019.94 as well as a number of games.

Thursday

At 9:15 p.m., a 23-year-old woman from Trevor, WI, was arrested for her third drunken driving offense after she was pulled over in the 2000 block of North Mayfair Road and was found to be intoxicated. A Wauwatosa police officer had stopped with emergency lights on in the right lane of Mayfair to assist another driver with a flat tire when a car approached rapidly from the rear and swerved around them with only a few car lengths to spare. The officer then saw the suspect driver swerve all the way to the left lane and drive up the curb onto the median, blowing a tire. The officer gave chase and quickly overtook the driver. The officer asked her where she was coming from and she answered, “Kenosha.” He then asked where she was going and she answered, “Kenosha.”

At 4 p.m., a 55-year-old Wauwatosa woman was arrested for theft at Pick ‘n Save, 6950 W. State St., after she tried to leave the store without paying for a variety of items worth $83.72.

At 2:50 p.m., a resident of the 12100 block of West Dearbourn Avenue reported that a snowblower had been stolen from behind his garage sometime since the previous afternoon.

Ray Ray Johnson November 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Alison, I know the world is killing you, oh Alison, my aim is true. (Sorry, couldn't resist!) The guy had the presence to unwrap a condom and put it on. Have you ever tried to do that, especially with whisky dk? Let's just say that it's not as easy as pulling it off afterward. Of course she could have been raped. Or, she may have put out, so hammered and worked-up that her decision making was at a catastrophic low. After all, hubby went home. He could have just wanted her to have fun, or perhaps he couldn't drag her drunk, immature a' out of the bar. These people are in their 20's. That makes them prone to make life altering mistakes, particularly when drinking all night. We can't try these in the press, and the facts may or may not come out in court, but it's already got enough probable cause to not even charge the guy. He said/she said, but the fact is she was stepping out on her hubby, drunk. My impression is that there was a lolopalooza of a fight at home and when he rooted out that the strange latex smell was some dude's condom, she may have changed the event to save what may be left of their young, borken marraige. A very sad story. Everyone is a victim, including the horny young opportunist who picked the wrong drunk chick with which to score.
Alison November 23, 2011 at 06:44 PM
@Ray - what about this story indicates that they had a fight? To me, it indicates that she came home, exceedingly drunk, in tears, and told her husband that she had been raped. She also states that she doesn't know what time she got to Mo's, and she doesn't remember ending up in the car. The article also makes no claims about the state of the man who may or may not have raped her - it's possible that he was sober. So who's to say that he couldn't have put on a condom while she's half passed out in his car? Yes, "people in their 20's are prone to life-altering mistakes". I happen to be in my 20's. So does she "deserve what she got" because she was drinking with her girlfriends? Because her husband was okay with letting her stay out a little later and party a little more before coming home? There isn't a counter argument right now, you're right. Which is why I said "innocent until proven guilty", because we obviously don't know all of the circumstances. What's upsetting me hear is that so far, all of the commenters have jumped to the conclusion that she MUST be lying, she MUST have wanted the sex, she MUST have claimed it was rape because she didn't want her husband to be upset. There is no "must" about it. The problem with victim blaming is that it is the EXACT opposite of innocent until proven guilty - we assume that it is HER FAULT, therefore SHE is guilty. She may be a victim of rape and you're sitting here saying she's a drunken slut who did it to herself.
Alison November 23, 2011 at 06:49 PM
Maybe the guy had the presence of mind to put on a condom because they mutually agreed to have sex. Or, maybe he had the presence of mind to put on a condom because he planned on raping her and didn't want to leave evidence inside her. Given that less than 5% of all rapes in America are even reported to the police, I applaud this woman for coming forward. If she IS lying, then as a survivor of sexual assault, I am horrified and angered that she would lie about something so devastating. People who lie about rape are almost as bad as the perpetrators themselves, because they demean the reality and lead to situations just like this - where everyone assumes that people only "cry rape" to protect themselves. I did not "ask" to be sexually assaulted. If she was raped, she did not "ask" for it. I don't care how drunk she was. Rape is not caused by the clothing you wear, the amount of alcohol you drink, or how flirtatious you are - it is caused by rapists. I sincerely hope that more details come out in this case, and that ultimately it is resolved. If she is lying about the rape, then I am disappointed on behalf of all survivors. And if she isn't lying, then I hope that the man who raped her is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Ray Ray Johnson November 23, 2011 at 08:06 PM
Allison, I don't disagree with you altogether, but that fact is that people are treacherous, they do cheat, they do lie. Women lie. They lie ALOT. Not all women, but many. I once briefly dated such a drunken hosebag, who often bragged about her adulteries she committed against her ex-husband. The amazing part of the bragging was the she blamed the ex-husband for HER behavior. It is possible that all parties were willing until she got busted for pouring in the door with her bra in her pocket and a convoluted story on her 20-something possibly latent/chronic party-girl lips. Have you met women that behave like that? I have, more than once and too often with this crop of 20-somethings. I don't assume it IS her fault; I assume that it's just as probable that it was her fault and that she may be lying as well as an adulterous, drunken creep as it is that the complaint is truthful and that she is a victim. Just because she has girl parts doesn't per se make her 'most honorable and chaste victim'. She could be flipped-out, irresponsible, manipulative alcoholic who is dragging her husband down the road to telling 'my first marriage was a disaster' stories a few years from now. Do you think that doesn't happen?
MIchael November 24, 2011 at 12:37 AM
There are things about this story that just doesn't add up. 1) The drunk woman said that her friends were picked up by strange men. But she found herself alone with a guy in his car, with none of her friends around. This suggests that she was also picked up by one of the men and she separated from her friends and went off with the guy. This means that one of two things happened at Mos. Either she left Mo's with the guy and came back to find her friends gone, or her friends left her at Mo's with the guy. Either way, something about the situation gave her friends the impression that this was something she wanted. 2) After raping her, the rapist asked her if he could drop her off anywhere and she accepted a ride from him. 3) According to the story, when her husband left her at Leff's with her friends, he says she was too drunk to drive but he entrusted her to her friends. This suggests that she had her car with her. According to HER story, her friends (but not her of course) were picked up by 4 guys and they all went to Mo's. But after the alleged rape, the rapist gave her a ride back to her car, which was at her friend's apartment. How did the car get there? And when? Did the girls and the guys who picked them up at Leff's go to the apartment and then she left with the guy who she accused of rape? I don't believe her for a minute.

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