Rape survivor deserves reward

December 28, 2009

I live in the Canton neighborhood in Baltimore, just a few blocks away from where the 26-year-old woman was brutally attacked and raped and nearly killed ("Va. crimes lead back to Baltimore," Dec. 23). I heard this horrifying story and could hardly imagine such evil taking place on that lovely snowy Saturday.

I was very relieved to hear the rape suspect was arrested, but I could not help but be angered that he ever was allowed to come to Baltimore in the first place. I am not going to go into detail about what should have happened; the good news is he was caught and hopefully will never see the light of day.

I want to fervently request that the people of Kilmarnock, Va., give the $10,000 reward to the rape "survivor" in Baltimore since she did in fact find the suspect for them. She paid a terrible price, and the very least that can be done for her is to give her this monetary reward. I will continue to pray for her emotional and physical health and for justice for her. Betsy Schindler, Baltimore

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