Ya, I felt real bad for the family...they had lived there for years, many generations, good people too...and this is what they get?
I was with another friend during a New Years party at a VERY nice hotel when she was assaulted. The guy bought her a shot, up until this point, she'd only had a couple of beers...she was fine. After the shot, they wobbled back to the table, and she started feeling worse. Like a gentleman, he offered to walk her to the bathroom, which was just across the lobby from the ballroom. LOTS of people, eye view from ballroom...we thought nothing of it. She never came back. I grabbed all of our stuff (purses, souveniours, etc) and set in the lobby where I could see the ballroom and the bathroom. To make the longer story short. She was found in the backseat of a cab, had puked on herself, been raped by this guy and his friend, and smacked around. This all happened behind me, so I had no idea about the incidence. I set there for hours...good thing, I was DRUNK! Finally, around 3am I went and got her car out of valet and went home where I received a phone call - she was at home! It took several days for her to tell me what really happened from what she could remember. The eery part is I took a picture of her and this guy...the picture came out great, except for a shadow over his face! This was her college alumni party...the guy was never ID'd. :angryfire