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Alleged rape victim was harassed, called ‘stupid bitch’ by man serving subpoena

James Clarke

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A lawyer for one of the police officers accused of rape sent a man to serve subpoena papers for photos of the damage to her wrists. She said officers handcuffed her, drove her to a Chipotle parking lot in an unmarked van, and one officer raped her orally and another vaginally while she was handcuffed. The officers claim that the teenager, who was handcuffed and in police custody, consented to sex. ThinkProgress reached out to Bederow’s office to find out more about the incident but did not receive a comment by time of publication. “

David said he wants to know more about the identity of the man who came to serve the subpoena, since he showed her a badge and said he was from the sheriff’s office. “

Last October, the officers’ lawyers sent a letter to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, focusing on Chambers’ social media posts, such as “Provocative” selfies, to smear Chambers’ character.

“This behavior is unprecedented for a depressed victim of a vicious rape,” the letter read.

It is a rape myth that there is one way rape survivors should react to trauma.

It’s already difficult for rape survivors to see their perpetrators get prison time for sexual violence but it’s even harder for victims who were raped by police officers to get time, if they even go to trial in the first place, experts say. Police officers who use their power to sexually abuse people tend to target the most marginalized people, typically women, such as the homeless, sex workers, and teenagers, because they are less likely to be believed.

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