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Maryland Attorney General: Put Angela's rapist on trial
  • Petitioned Douglas Gansler

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Maryland Attorney General
Douglas Gansler
Assistant State Attorney
Sherri Koch
Montgomery County State Attorney's Office
State Attorneys

Maryland Attorney General: Put Angela's rapist on trial

    1. Caitlin Roper
    2. Petition by

      Caitlin Roper

      Perth, Australia

Angela, 33, was brutally raped, both orally and anally, by her then boyfriend. Her account is below (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.)

“He grabbed my head and forced his penis into my mouth. Previously he had rammed his penis into my anus as I screamed in agony. After he repeatedly raped me, he commented that we had more sex that week than we had in a long time.”

Angela found the courage to report her rapes to local police. However, her attempts to seek justice have been put on hold, as Maryland State Attorneys are unwilling to put Angela’s rapist on trial. They typically only prosecute ‘stranger’ rapes and have moved to dismiss the case.

This is not good enough. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), approximately two thirds of rapes were completed by someone known to the victim. There should be no impunity granted to men who rape women under the guise of a relationship.

We call on the Maryland State Attorneys to proceed with a trial give Angela a chance of seeing justice.

Douglas Gansler, Maryland Attorney General
Sherri Koch, Assistant State Attorney
State Attorneys, Montgomery County State Attorney's Office
I've just signed the following petition addressed to: Maryland State Attorneys.

Put Angela's rapist on trial

Please proceed with a trial for Angela's rape case. She has the right to seek justice against her attacker.

There should be no impunity granted to men who rape women under the guise of a relationship.



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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      Patriarchy is the homeland of males; it is Father Land; and men are its agents.

      The fact is that we live in a profoundly anti-female society, a misogynistic "civilization" in which men collectively victimize women, attacking us as personifications of their own paranoid fears, as The Enemy. Within this society it is men who rape, who sap women's energy, who deny women economic and political power.

      Males do indeed deeply identify with "unwanted fetal tissue," for they sense as their own condition the role of controller, possessor, inhabitor of women. Draining female energy, they feel "fetal." Since this perpetual fetal state is fatal to the Self of the eternal mother (Hostess), males fear women's recognition of this real condition, which would render them infinitely "unwanted." For this attraction/need of males for female energy, seen for what it is, is necrophilia -- not in the sense of love for actual corpses, but of love for those victimized into a state of living death.

      Courage is like -- it's a habitus, a habit, a virtue: you get it by courageous acts. It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging.

      (Mary Daly)

      • over 1 year ago

      Rape should always be prosecuted and if found guilty the Rapist should be jailed.

    • Amber Dulaney JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      Why isn't justice for women important to you?

    • Tom Rimer LA SALLE, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I was an alternate juror back in the early 1990's for one of the first marital rape cases in Montgomery County Md. (The defendant was found guilty) So why are "they" only prosecuting "Stranger" rapes? Doesn't seem like the same violent act, regardless of who commits it, is being treated consistently.

    • Elah Johnson AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Angela is a beautiful woman and activist, working on making lives better for other survivors of domestic violence and rape. Every woman deserves justice, Angela should not be an exception.


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