crime & courts

Possible rape victim might not pursue charges



A woman reported a possible rape Wednesday morning after she returned to the residence of a man she did not know following a night out at the bars.

Bloomington police are still investigating the circumstances.

Officers met with the victim at about 10 a.m. Wednesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where she was undergoing a rape kit, Bloomington Police Department Lt. Steve Kellams said.

The woman, 23, told police she had been out at the bars during the early morning hours of Wednesday when she met a man and returned to his residence with him, Kellams said. She fell asleep on his bed, she told police and woke up to the man having sex with her.

A second man reportedly walked into the room and got into bed with her after the first man. The victim told police she was unsure whether any sexual act occurred between them. The second man eventually got up to lay down on the floor. The first man returned and reportedly had sex with her again, Kellams said.

The woman then went back to sleep, she told police, and the man whom she met at the bar drove her home at about 8 a.m. She told police she did not explicitly tell the men to stop, and she did not try to push them away, Kellams said.

She also told police she was unsure whether she wanted to pursue charges at this time.

— Kirsten Clark

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