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Spark Post: The Rapist Who Got Away

With the millions of rapes that are left without justice, I cannot help but wonder what happens to the rapist. How does he go on living a normal life? In the case of the Maryville rape, life is changed completely. After charges were dropped, he went on with his life, attending the University of Central Missouri, until an article was published announcing his current location. He now has no identity but the “rapist” in his freshman year of college. This story is especially relevant given our discussion in class about rape culture. Although no legal repercussions were enforced, is the social isolation and humiliation justice in itself?

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