Megan Rondini, a 20 year old girl, was excited to start medical school. She came from a loving home, and she was a bright girl from a young age. In her sophmore year of college, she maintained a 3.9 GPA.
In July 2015, Megan went to the police, telling them she was a victim of sexual assault by a man by the name of TJ Bunn, son of the wealthy owner of ST Bunn Construction Company. The police were surprisingly unsympathetic. In fact, Megan felt like she was being interrogated by the police during the investigation, as if she was the criminal. Although she was innocent, Megan began to have feelings of guilt, self doubt, and depression.
According to cbsnews.com, her story was this: She went to a popular local bar to have some drinks and to meet up with some friends. Instead, she met the man who would later be the cause for the tragic end of her life. He allegedly took her home, drugged her, and then proceeded to rape her. Megan was able to flee from Bunn, and in the process she took a handgun and three dollars from his wallet for a cab fare. She accidentally discharged one bullet, which did not harm anyone.
The police, instead of treating here like a victim of sexual assault, questioned her about the theft of the three dollars and the stealing and shooting of TJ Bunn's gun. They ignored her obvious symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. She said that she felt betrayed by her friends and local law enforcement. This led to Megan hanging herself in February 2016.
Whether or not this incident was rape was up to the courts to decide. However, the police and a few university officials treated Megan like a fraud from the beginning of the case. Here at End Sex Abuse, we know that it is difficult to come forward. Ignorant actions and attitudes, such as those of the police officers and university officials, cause victims to be fearful to disclose their stories.
This is the real issue. Its estimated that over FIFTY PERCENT of rape cases go UNREPORTED. Let's create an sympathetic and supportive environment that encourages victims to come forward. Let's leave it to the courts to decide who is guilty or not. If everyone followed this counsel, Megan would still be with us today, and many more survivors would bring their perpetrators to justice.