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Drugs, rape and blackmail…Victim of porno ring tells her story

Posted in Crimes against Women by wiig on July 8, 2006
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Kaieteur News – July 8, 2006

“He was nice to me…he treated me well…but that was a trap to rape me.”

These were the words of a young woman who related to Kaieteur News yesterday her ordeal at the hands of a group of wealthy young men, who are said to be at the centre of a drugging and blackmailing scheme.

The young woman claims that five of the boys, whose fathers are well-known businessmen, raped her after luring her to a house.

She said that the ‘worst’ experience of her life began some five years ago, when she was 15 years old.

Met ‘Stephen’ at a party

“I met this boy name ‘Stephen’ at a party I went to with one of my friends. We exchanged numbers and from then on we began talking to each other on the phone. For me it was a good feeling to have a rich and handsome boy interested in me. Not that I was poor in any way,” the woman said.

She said that she began ‘casually’ dating the young man secretly because she knew that at her age her parents would have objected to the relationship.

“He treated me good. Anywhere I wanted to go he took me. I was like his angel. It all felt good. I trusted him. I use to think that he would never do anything to hurt me. I knew that he was much older than me at that time, but it didn’t matter,” the girl said.

Gang-raped

Her life took a different twist, she said, one day when ‘Stephen’ picked her up to take her to school.

“It was midday and I was going back to school when he picked me up. As we were going, he told me that he wanted to go to one of his friends’ house to pick up something. I agreed, and when we reached there he said that I could go in the house for just a bit. I agreed and what happened then I will take to my grave, because I can’t ever get it out my mind. I have tried,” she said.

According to her, when she entered the house she saw two strange boys and a girl.

“After I saw them I didn’t take it for nothing. One of the boys said that he got to go out and get something and all three persons left. So it was me and the young man left in the house,” she added.

“I was there with ‘Stephen’ and he pushed open a door to a bedroom door and grab me and push me into the room. He threw me on the bed and began pulling my clothes off. I kept asking him to stop but he threw himself on top of me and held me down tightly. At the time I had on my school uniform,” she added.

In a soft tone of voice she said that he raped her and so did four of his other friends, Christopher, Estwick, Deswick and Arfan, who by then had entered the house without her knowing.

“I remember that as I was being raped, I kept thinking in my mind ‘why me?’, ‘how could this happen to me?’ I wanted to scream but I didn’t know what they were capable of. I remember thinking that ‘Stephen’ might have pulled out his gun on me. It was horrible. I felt nasty when it was all over.”

According to her, after it was all over, she grabbed her clothes and ran to the door but it was locked.

“When I run I remember ‘Stephen’ shouting ‘Where the f*** you going?’ He ran behind me and began telling me that he is sorry. ‘I am sorry, I am sorry, I am sorry’ is all he kept saying as I tried to put my clothes on,” she added.

She said that because she was scared she eventually got dressed and went into the vehicle with him.

According to her, ‘Stephen’ acted as if nothing had happened and he dropped her off at school and left.

“When he dropped me at school, I was so out of myself that I thought that people may notice. So I avoided everyone and made my way home as soon as school was over. When I reach home that afternoon all I could think about is if I should tell someone,” the young lady said.

She said that she cried until she slept away, but had to compose herself by nightfall since by then her parents would have arrived home from work.

“My parents were very protective and I was scared and ashamed to tell them what had happened to me. After thinking for a while, I decided that I wouldn’t tell anyone. I decided that I had to deal with that by myself,” the girl said.

According to the girl, she stopped answering her phone, avoided most of her friends and stopped hanging out completely.

Sex video

She said that her ‘real nightmare’ started about three weeks after the incident, when she heard that there was a video circulating with her having sex with ‘Stephen’ and his friends.

“One day I was walking and I heard someone saying ‘she is the girl’, but I didn’t take it for anything. A little while later, one of my friends told me that she had heard that there was a tape with me. People started to tell me that ‘Stephen’ saying that he got me on tape.

“All my friends started to talk about me and I felt bad. That is what he did to me. I later learnt that their first tape started with me,” the girl added.

A few months after, she said, one of her friends began dating ‘Stephen’ and it was then that she was compelled to tell her.

“I had to tell her because I didn’t want what happen to me to happen to her. By that time I had already made up my mind to put it all behind me. But although I thought that I had put it behind me, I still remember the incident sometimes,” she stated.

Mentally, she added, she was distraught for quite some time.

“Time has passed, and I feel as though it is all behind me now, but when I heard the other day that these boys are still doing this thing, I felt obligated to tell my story. I don’t care what happen to them.”

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