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Woman Claims Man Lured her to Fake Rental on Craigslist, then Raped Her

A woman thought she’d found an affordable home for her and her 2-year-old, who she said was forced to watch as she was sexually assaulted.

A woman who used Craigslist to find affordable housing said she was lured to an abandoned house in Detroit and raped. (Screenshot: Detroit Craigslist)
A woman who used Craigslist to find affordable housing said she was lured to an abandoned house in Detroit and raped. (Screenshot: Detroit Craigslist)

A woman who perused the online classified site Craigslist to find an affordable rental home in Detroit thought she’d found it on Rosa Parks Boulevard.

What she found instead was an abandoned property and a man with a gun who raped her while another man forced her 2-year-old daughter to watch, she told WDIV-TV, Channel 4.

“The man told my daughter to sit on the porch and she actually watched him rape me,” she said.

The woman, who was not identified, said she wanted to tell her story to warn other women to be more suspicious than she was about the ad, and to never go alone to meet someone claiming a legitimate purpose.

“He called my phone and said, ‘Just come by and you can check out the house,’” the woman told WDIV. “He was broadcasting to females that he was selling houses for people who didn’t have houses.”
Lee Jacobsen May 01, 2014 at 09:37 PM
This woman could have removed two rapists permanently from the streets if only she had been carrying a gun. The training that comes with getting a permit to carry would have taught her how to handle herself in that particular situation. Faith alone will not get you through life, some common sense is needed as well.
Adelaide Downing May 01, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Or pulling out her gun might just have got her shot.
Lee Jacobsen May 01, 2014 at 11:26 PM
A gun is a great equalizer. We can all play the 'if' game, but odds are, once she saw the situation, and the two of them, a retreat was the common sense solution. A successful retreat can be enhanced with a revolver pointed at your pursuers, who are going to cause you great bodily harm, a defense to protect yourself with deadly force. What would you rather have happen, be raped , or take a shot at your assailants.??
detroit darkroom May 02, 2014 at 07:03 AM
She had a gun pointed at her face and the other man grabbed her 2yr old child...duh not time to play cowboy w gun

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