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I met him at a party on New Years. He was handsome, a great dancer, a pre-law student, worked while putting himself through school, had a new car, played in a jazz band, father was a minister. We went to different schools so he called me when he came home for Easter break. We went to a low key party with his friends and when that ended I asked if he wanted to watch a movie at my place. When I went to my room to hang up my coat, he followed me in and shut the door and leaned on it. I went to walk out still not getting it. He insisted I kiss him and I wanted to. Then he shoved me on the bed. I tried to get up and said no but nothing stopped him. He was probably 6’2″ and 180 pounds. I was 5’6″ and 125 pounds. He was trying to pull my pants off and I fought him so he punched me in the stomach. As I was gasping in pain, he ripped them off and shoved inside of me and put his hands around my neck. I felt like I was being ripped in half. He told me after that no one would believe me. It’s been more than 25 years and some days it still hurts.

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