Monday, January 25, 2010

Disabled woman says she was raped in broad daylight on Toledo streets and no one helped

From The AP:

TOLEDO, Ohio - A woman who said she was raped along a street in daylight as motorists drove past is upset that no one came to her rescue.

The 26-year-old woman told The Blade newspaper that she yelled for help and noticed at least two cars drive by. Police arrested a boy who lives nearby and they said he confessed.

“I’m ticked off because people were doing nothing. Just driving by. What kind of humans are we becoming?’’ she said.

The woman said she was attacked Tuesday as she was walking from a friend’s house to a library in a neighborhood of densely packed homes. The assailant had a pair of scissors and said he would cut her if she made a sound, the woman said.

She said after the assailant fled, she asked a pedestrian talking on his cellphone if she could use the phone to call for help. He kept walking, she said.

Police said some drivers called 911. Detectives arrested Anferney Fontenet, 15.

The woman’s mother said her daughter lives in a group home and has bipolar disorder and Asperger’s syndrome