This woman is a real hero who bravely raised her voice against being sexually assaulted even when she felt inferior and ignored by everybody.
We hope that her story will encourage other victims of sexual assault never to give up and to stand up for their rights.
That day, Monica and her two-year-old daughter went to a family court under a routine divorce case. It was a simple procedure that lasted several minutes. In the court room there was a female judge and two males – a police officer and a court marshal.
After she finished the routine divorce hearing with the judge, Monica was taken to an empty waiting room to be searched by the marshal without witnesses. When she came back into the court room she started addressing the judge, saying that she had just been sexually assaulted by the court marshal and that she was offended by that. Although she had asked for a female marshal searcher, the marshal ignored her and took her for unexplained drug search. Then he started touching her and even made her lift her shirt.
She was desperately trying to tell the judge that she was offended by that, but the judge simply ignored her. She did not even react when the marshal who probably felt threatened at that moment, ordered the police officer to arrest Monica. When Monica asked why she was being arrested the marshal said because of the false allegation against a police officer. After his repeated attempts to make her recant her story, Monica broke down.
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