Apr 142014

(map via NOPD)

(map via NOPD)

In separate incidents this weekend, a 20-year-old woman was raped by her boyfriend in Hollygrove on Sunday morning, and an 18-year-old woman was raped early Monday morning by the roommate of a man whose dorm room she was staying in, New Orleans police said.

In the Hollygrove case, the victim was at home in the 3400 block of Monroe Street and got into an argument with her boyfriend around 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the NOPD initial report.

“The boyfriend choked the victim and forcibly raped her,” the report states, and a warrant was issued for the boyfriend’s arrest.

In the case in the university area, the victim was introduced to two men by another woman, started drinking with them and went back to the men’s dorm room to watch a movie, according to the initial report by New Orleans police.

“The victim stated she engaged in consensual sex with one of the males and then went to sleep,” the report states. “Upon awaking, she was sexually assaulted against her will by the other male.”

That incident was reported around 3 a.m. Monday in the 6800 block of St. Charles Avenue, and the investigation into it is ongoing, the report states.

  6 Responses to “Two weekend rapes reported, one in Hollygrove, one near university area”

  1. I think a course in how to pick your friends is in order.

    • This is the epitome of victim blaming–and the exact type of sentiments that perpetuate and enable rape to continue to happen without justice.

  2. I think that several things are important here. The first being that forced intercourse, rape, should never be tolerated and the victim should never be blamed. And in this day and age we all need to be more careful in choosing friends. And that goes for men as well as women.

  3. Rachael — do you lock your door when you go retire at night? Do you exercise control over access to your SSN and credit card information? Are your computer passwords anything other than PASSWORD? If your answer to any of these is Yes, please re-examine your post above for inconsistency and tiresome, useless cliche.

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