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Houston Breakthrough 1980-02 - Page 13. February 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/371/show/353.

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(February 1980). Houston Breakthrough 1980-02 - Page 13. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/371/show/353

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1980-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1980
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript BY LINDA CRYER Study of Long-Term Psychological Impact of Rape In a recent study presented at the Fourth National Victim Services Conference, Drs. Ann Burgess and Lynda Holmstrum reported the following results: Of the 81 rape victims they recon- tacted four to six years after the assault, 37 percent reported that they felt recovered in 0-12 months, 37 percent took 1-6 years to recover and 24 percent did not yet feel recovered; Rape, after four to six years, was ranked eight, nine, and 10 on a scale of one to 10, by a majority of victims as a stress in their lives and; Victims reported the most common delaying factors to recovery were prior victimization, chronic life stresses, prior problems compounded by rape, style of attack, reestablishment of safety afterwards, and primary relationship or sexual lifestyle disruption. Common Circumstances in the Houston Area Involved in Recent Rape Attacks 1. Walking in a Parking Garage This 18-year-old woman had gone to a party at a friend's house. She left the party to go home and walked to her car which was parked in the lower level of the parking garage. As she was about to step into her car, the suspect grabbed her. She immediately tried to physically defend herself by hitting the suspect in the face. The suspect then hit her in the face with his fist, knocking her to the ground. He then pulled her dress up, pulled his pants down and raped her. 2. Failing to Lock Back Door This 41-year-old woman was sitting in the den watching television when the suspect entered the house through an unlocked back door. The suspect displayed a gun and ordered the woman into one of the bedrooms. He removed several strands of cord from his boot and tied the woman's hands behind her back. The suspect then took several pieces of the woman's jewelry. He then attempted to rape the woman who begged him to go in another room so that her children would not observe them. The suspect then led the woman at gunpoint to the stairs in the house. The suspect then stood over her, placed his penis in her mouth and forced her to commit oral sodomy. The suspect was wearing a ski mask and gloves throughout the entire episode. 3. Walking in a Parking Lot This 29-year-old woman had just parked her car and was walking to a club. Four suspects approached her, covered her mouth with her hands and forced her into a car. They took her to an unknown location and raped her repeatedly. 4. Jogging in an Open Field This 53-year-old woman was jogging when 2 suspects approached her. She asked them what they wanted. The suspects said nothing. When they got close enough to touch her, they yanked her blouse over her head and dragged her to a cluster of trees. They threw her down and pulled down her pants. One of the suspects stated "if you are not good to me, I will break your teeth out." Then both suspects raped her. 5. Leaving a Window Open This 30-year-old woman had a broken Dr. Linda Oyer is administrator of the City of Houston's Rape Treatment, Detection and Prevention Program. air conditioner. She left a window open with a fan blowing in front of it. The suspect entered her home through this window. She was looking through some clothes in her closet when the suspect grabbed her and tried to pull her pants down. He then grabbed her around the throat, pulled her out of the closet and threw her on the bed. He pulled her pants down almost to her knees. She then started reciting religious phrases. The suspect then got up and walked out of the room. 6. Walking out of a Store This 23-year-old woman was just walking out of a store when the suspect walked up to her and stated his intentions to rape. He then displayed a knife. The woman told the suspect that he was not going to do anything to her. The suspect then ran away. 7. Failing to Lock Car Door This 30-year-old woman was parked on the street waiting for a friend. The suspect approached her car and got inside on the passenger side. He displayed a gun, pointed it at the woman and told her to drive where he directed her. He then told her to stop. She tried to step on the gas and he put the car in park. He then raped her. After the rape, he demanded money. When she stated she didn't have any, he hit her on the head and pushed her out of her car. He then drove off. 8. Providing Assistance to a Stranger One 18-year-old teenager answered the doorbell in her apartment. The suspect asked her where the manager's office was. She told him and he left. He then returned and asked for a glass of water. She gave it to him. He then asked to use her phone. She allowed him into her apartment. He went to her phone, picked up the receiver, put it down, and told her he needed the information directory. When she went to the closet to get it, he came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and told her not to scream or he would kill her. He then forced her into the bedroom, took a pillow case off a pillow and put it over her face. He then raped her. Another 20-year-old woman answered the doorbell in her house. The suspect asked if her house had been sold. She stated that it had. The suspect then asked if she knew of any other house available in the area. She stated she did not. He then asked if she worked during the day. She told him she didn't. In the course of the conversation, she asked him about certain car dealers where she could buy a car. He wrote down a list of dealers he knew. He then slapped the woman with the back of his hand and covered her mouth when she tried to scream. He then dragged her into the bedroom of her house and raped her. He finally left after stealing her television. 9. Walking on the Sidewalk This 16-year-old girl argued with her boyfriend in his car. She became angry, left" his car and began walking home. Three suspects in a truck drove up to her and asked continuously if she wanted a ride. She kept refusing. Then all of a sudden all three suspects jumped out of the truck, grabbed her by the hair and forced her onto the bed inside the truck. Then one suspect aimed a gun at her breasts and said "Take off your clothes if you don't want a hole blown through your chest." The suspects then raped her. While one of the suspects was raping the victim, the other suspects laughed and called her a "whore." Description of Selected Assailants Suspected of Committing Multiple Rapes From 1978 through 1979, Houston went from 1098 reported rape incidents to 1481, a 34.9 percent increase. The Houston Police Department reports that their clearance rate for apprehending rape suspects in 1979 was 42.1%. Montrose Area Physical Description Race: Black male with close cut dark hair Height: 5'10", 5' 11" Age: Approximately 25-28 years Weight: 160-170 lbs. Modus Operandi This man breaks in a home with a vulnerable door or window. He may carry a towel over his face and put it over the prospective victim's face. He carries a visibly displayed knife and uses stockings to tie the victim's hands and feet. He tells his victims to "shut up," commits vaginal penetration and oral sodomy, and then asks the victim if it feels good. Spring Branch Area Physical Description Race: Black male, thin build, clean shaven with short afro. May wear dark leather cap, sunglasses, bluejeans, and a gold shirt. Height:5'10"-5'11" Age: middle 20s Modus Operandi Usually between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., this man knocks on prospective victim's door and may ask if she knows where a certain person lives or where a certain apartment number is located. Before the victim completes her answer, the assailant forces his way into her apartment, produces a knife, ties her hands with a cord, may blindfold her with a towel or pillowcase, and rapes her. He will then rob her and threaten to kill her if she tells anyone about the crime. Physical Description Race: Mexican/American with dark blue ski mask with possible red trim. He has been described as having dark eyes, possible scar on left forearm, green jacket, bluejeans, and brown tennis shoes. Height: 5'8"-5' 10" Age: Approximately 25 years Weight: 140-170 lbs. Modus Operandi Victims of this assailant(s) have been confronted in the morning and at night, jogging at school, walking on a sidewalk, by answering a knock at the front door, and in a parking lot. This individual(s) displays a knife and holds his victims by the back of the neck. The victim jogging at school was raped in a nearby pasture. The victim walking on a sidewalk to her car was forced into her vehicle and told to "shut up or I will cut your head off." He then took his mask off and put it on her face backwards. She was subsequently raped in high grass in a field. The victim answering a knock at the door was told she had "sexy legs," and to keep her eyes closed. The assailant then put his ski mask on her face backwards and orally sodomized her. One victim described him as having a detectable Spanish accent. The victim in the parking lot was confronted with a knife and told "It is not safe to walk around at night . . . this is your time." She was forced to drive the assailant to a park where she was orally sodomized and raped. If you have any information about these assailants, call 222-3651 and ask for a member of the rape squad. BOOKSHOP Specializing in English and Foreign Books & Magazines MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-6 2272 W. Holcombe (Corner of Greenbriar) (713)668-0075 91S RICHMOND AVE. HOUSTON, TEXAS JACKSON 6-2691 G* <*£* <& -*V V ,s* X HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 13 FEBRUARY H80