On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:40 p.m. San Mateo police officers were called to a report of sexual assault at 9th Ave / S El Camino Real. Officers contacted a female victim in her 60s, and learned she had been seriously beaten and then raped at a bus stop after leaving work. The seriousness of her injuries has her fighting for her life at a local trauma center.
Meanwhile, life goes on and bills are stacking up for this victim, her two young boys, and her 90-year-old mother. Their monthly rent is past due, utility bills are coming in, and she still has mouths to feed. These are the real-life effects of victimization, not to mention the mental health ramifications of experiencing such trauma. Our police officers see the seriousness of this case, and that’s why we’re reaching out to you.
A woman is raped every 2 minutes in the United States and California has consistently led the nation in the highest number of rapes. With 1 out of every 6 women being the victim of rape, we’re reminded just how close this hits to home. These women could be your sister, mother, or grandmother in this case.
Compassionate donations are being accepted on a multitude of various platforms for this case. Whether your donation is $1 or $10,000, we believe a collaborative approach to help this family will make all the difference. We sincerely appreciate the outpour of support from the San Mateo community and thank you for your donation.
Additional information at https://sanmateopoa.org/crime-survivor-fund.
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