The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

'Nicole' attacks alleged rapist before hearing

One of four US marines accused in the Subic rape case was attacked by the complainant before the start of Monday's hearing at a Makati court. “Nicole" reportedly hit Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith with her bag as she was walking toward the witness stand to continue her testimony before Judge Benjamin Pozon around 1 p.m. ABS-CBN reporter Ina Reformina said the complainant's mother claimed that Smith tried to trip her daughter. Embassy personnel quickly transferred Smith to another bench inside the courtroom after the commotion. Evalyn Ursua, the complainant's lawyer, brought Nicole to the ladies' rest room. Nicole earlier identified Smith as the one who allegedly raped her inside a van on November 1 while his co-accused -- Keith Silkwood, Lance Cpl.

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