Forty years ago a young woman had been gang raped and murdered. Five years ago there was an Inquest into her death, with a finding of insufficient evidence to commit anyone to trial. The gang had gotten away with murder. But a chance encounter with one of the suspects, by the brother of the dead woman, were about to see events turn full circle.
In Fort Collins, they must re-live their greatest horror to fight for justice. They’ve survived gang rape and physical assault. They’ve survived shootings, beatings, and psychological attacks designed to keep them from testifying. They persevered through every game and manipulation the court system can dish out.
Now, it’s time to testify.
When the word rape is said a chill probably goes through every woman due to the horror that it is. By identifying some sexual abuse as assault it may be technically more accurate, but it loses the impact of the word rape. When that impact is lost, in my opinion, the terror is watered down and it let's society think it is not as dastardly a deed. Whatever you call it there is a life ruined.