A Christmas Day rape was reported this past Sunday in Murfreesboro. Many people may not realize that most rape victims wait weeks and sometimes decades before coming forward.
Some reports show that victims wait out of fear of failing to be believed. Others wait out of fear of being attacked by the suspect. Reports also indicate that some victims fail to come forward out of embarrassment. Sexual assaults are in fact some of the most unreported crimes in the United States.
As for the rape that was reported on January 7, 2018... The 19 year old victim told officers that he was given alcohol while at a co-workers home and he has no memory of what happened next until he awoke the following morning.
The case is under investigation by the Special Victims Unit. No arrests have been made.
MPD Incident 17-407