Mother of rape victim speaks exclusively to WHAS11


by Nicole Harrell

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 29 at 6:23 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A day after a former police recruit was found guilty of raping and sodomizing an unconscious college student, the mother of the victim is speaking only to WHAS11.

The mother told WHAS11 her daughter would never be able to feel safe until her attacker, someone she once considered a friend, was off the streets. The mother is hoping this encourages other rape victims to seek justice and feel what she did after that guilty verdict.

She also wanted to say how grateful she is to the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, LMPD sex crimes detectives and everyone who supported her daughter.

For anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault or knows someone who has, you can call the rape crisis line at (877) 803-7577 or visit for more information.

You can also call any of The Center for Woman and Families area locations.


-Joan E. Thomas, M.D. Campus: Crisis line (502) 581-7222 TDD (502) 581-7242

-West Louisville Campus: (502) 775-6408

-Bullitt Co. Area (502) 538-0212

-Shelby Co. Area: (502) 633-7800


-Southern Indiana Campus: Crisis line (812) 944-6743

-Corydon Office: (812) 734-0280