Woman says she was drugged, raped

Woman says she was drugged, raped
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, talks to reporter Vanessa Paz

EUGENE, Ore. - She planned to finished work then head home and get some sleep.

Instead, she tagged along with friends to a downtown bar.

Once inside, the woman - who asked to remain anonymous - left her drink with friends while she used the restroom.

When she came back, something didn't seem right.

"I finish my drink, and I'm completely on fire," she said. "My body feels on fire, it's like numb. I feel completely strange."

That's when she said it was time to call it a night.

"They're like, 'What's going on? What's wrong? You feeling OK?' I'm like no, I don't feel good at all. I just want to go home."

Two men she said she thought were friends offered to walk her home.

"One I see on my left side, he goes bye; and the other walks me home," she said. "That's all I remember."

The next morning she said she woke up to find boxer briefs in her bed along with blood-covered tissue.

Later she reported the whole thing to police.

The Eugene Police Department confirmed the case and said it is still under investigation.

"It's important survivors have all of their options really clear to them and that they don't feel there's something they must do," said Shanta Kamath with Sexual Assault Support Services.

The victim said she's sharing her story so she can begin to heal.

She wants to let other victims know it's not their fault. "There's always a lot more sexual assault going on than people are aware of," Kamath said. "Most sexual assaults don't get reported."

What to do if you have been sexually assaulted

Local sexual assault resources:

http://sass-lane.org/
http://svpe.uoregon.edu/Resources/CommunityResources.aspx

If a person has been sexually assaulted, they should contact one of the following medical centers:

Sacred Heart Medical Center
University District 1255 Hilyard Street
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 686-6931

Sacred Heart Medical Center
RiverBend
3333 RiverBend Drive
Springfield, OR 97477
 (541)2 22-7300

McKenzie-Willamette Hospital
1406 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
(541) 726-4444