This was originally posted at the AWEARNESS blog.
60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
Only 6% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail.
I firmly believe that these two facts, courtesy of RAINN, are intertwined.
Why would you want to call the police after being raped if you knew that there was less than a 10% chance that your rapist would ever see the inside of a jail cell?
Thirty-two years ago an adult man raped a 13-year-old girl. Along with her mother, she reported it to the police. The man pled guilty and, threatened with imprisonment, he fled the United States. Today the media asks why money would be wasted on bringing this man in front of a judge to close the case, and questions its timing.
I ask, "What took so gawd damn long?"
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