Sunday, July 8, 2018

A false report

A false report: a true story of rape in America / T. Christian Miller & Ken Armstrong, read by Hillary Huber, 291 pgs.

Marie woke one night with a man in her room.  He spent several hours with her, raping her, threatening her and taking photos he said he would show to others if she reported him.  She called the police when he left.  They spent quite a bit of time trying to poke holes in her story.  She ended up telling them she had made it up.  Two years later, a serial rapist is caught in Colorado and he has a camera with Marie's picture on it.  Marie had been charged with making a false report.  The police departments in Colorado had collaborated and shared information about similar crimes and ended up catching the perpetrator.  This book tells of the excellent police work in Colorado and the way the departments in the Seattle area failed victims and the public.  Riveting and horrifying.

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