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by Peter Moskos

October 24, 2010

"So, I can't call you no more?"

Says the rapist to his victim. It led to his arrest.

Timothy West, who broke into a stranger's house and raped a woman at knifepoint, wanted to continue this beautiful relationship. The 21-year-old victim wanted to get him confessing on tape.

Victim: "What do you mean, I'm mad at you? Of course, you know, I don't know you like that, and just over here, raping me and everything with a knife in your hand. Damn! What you gotta say about that?"

Timothy West: "Sorry. I apologize."
...
Victim: "You just broke into my house, yo. I've never seen you before .... You try to rob me, then you rape me,"

Timothy West: "I know, man, that s**t is crazy. I apologize, though."

Victim: "But do you understand what you did to me? Like, has it hit you what you've done to me? Like, how do you expect me to be cool with you, and just expect a simple apology. I've never seen you before, and you just walk up to my house with a pocket knife, and then you didn't find anything from me, no money, so you raped me! And then you expect me to be cool with that the next day? I mean, what's up with that?"

West: "So, I can't call you no more?"

Victim: "Wow, I don't even know what to tell you."

This happened in March, 2009. Why does justice take so long?

There's a bit more here and at the above link.

[Update: West was acquitted]

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