Teen: I Was Raped by 4 200-Pound Women

Toronto police seek alleged assailants

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 8, 2013 5:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police say four women weighing about 200 pounds each raped a Toronto man last month after offering him a lift home, the Toronto Star reports. Word is he met them at a downtown nightclub and accepted a ride—but they drove him only a few blocks in an SUV before turning into a parking lot and assaulting him. Police describe the women as being about 5'4" and in their early thirties; one had a British accent and a tattoo of wings on the back of her neck, the National Post reports.

Sexual assaults by females on males are not unheard of in Toronto, a detective tells the Post. A Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Report found in 2003 that 8% of sexual assault complainants were male, and male victims were just as likely as females to report the crime. Like women, men are often stigmatized for seeking help: "Other men will say for example, 'Oh, he’s so lucky,' like that was actually a positive thing when it wasn’t," says a rape crisis expert. "I think that that just feeds into the myth that sexual violence is something the victim wants."

A vehicle parked at night.
A vehicle parked at night.   (Shutterstock)
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