Thursday, August 27, 2009

Well done, that lady!

I'm delighted to read of the courage, resourcefulness and determination of a victim of rape in California.

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office said Monday that a judge in Murrieta ordered Ronald Douglas McGowan, 32, to trial after a preliminary hearing on 12 felony counts, including rape, forcible rape, assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing serious bodily injury.

Prosecutors say one of the victims bit off part of McGowan's tongue in self-defense during a June 5 rape at her apartment. McGowan, of West Covina, was arrested at an emergency room where he went for treatment. His tongue could not be reattached.

There's more at the link.

Oh, well done, Ma'am! I wish I had a million dollars to award you for your courage, or a great big medal to hang around your neck! Thanks to you, a rapist has been caught, and other women won't have to suffer what you did. I'm sure you hated the experience, but your assailant will have a long time - hopefully, the rest of his life - to think about the error of his ways, behind bars. The absence of a chunk of his tongue will be a permanent and salutary reminder!

This is the kind of story that gives me hope for the future of the human race.



Anonymous said...


B Woodman

Old NFO said...

YES! :-)

fuzzys dad said...

Hopefully he will become someone's sweetie in prison. I know they call it something else. But I was trying to keep it clean.

Anonymous said...

Can't McGowan sue her for that?