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In September 2005, Liz Seccuro's world turned upside down when she received an apology letter from the man who had raped her twenty-two years earlier. The rape, which occurred when she was a seventeen-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia, was reported to the campus police, but their inquiry led nowhere. The man accused of raping her left the university soon after, and Seccuro tried to put the incident behind her, starting a business and a family, but like all survivors of trauma, the memory was never far from the surface.

The letter brought it all back. Seccuro bravely began an e-mail correspondence with her rapist to try to understand what happened, and why. As the correspondence continued, Seccuro found the courage to do what should have been done all those years earlier-prosecute him. She began appearing on national television and radio to talk about the case. Several crime dramas and a John Grisham novel, The Associate, were based on her experience. She had found a way to end a terrible story, but once judicial proceedings began, she found that what she thought occurred at that UV A frat party was only the tip of the iceberg. The investigation revealed at least two other assailants, numerous onlookers, and a wall of silence among the fraternity members that persisted two decades later.

Liz Seccuro's inspiring, unflinching memoir is about experiencing terrible trauma-and the power of justice to heal.

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"The rape by William Beebe of University of Virginia freshman Seccuro at a 1984 fraternity party was only the beginning of a terrible ordeal. First, the local hospital didn't process rape kits and told her to drive to D.C. for help. Then, university officials insisted campus, rather than Richmond, police handle the crime and dismissed her with condescension. Twenty-one years later, Seccuro receives a letter from her rapist asking for forgiveness. Even though it brings on panic attacks, she writes back and presses charges. The legal battle and media attention only give Seccuro more resolve that her actions, however belated, are right, for herself and the victims of countless rapes that are never prosecuted, thus never giving them a chance for justice. The book includes a transcript of the preliminary hearing, with its shocking revelation of what Seccuro endured that night. This brave account reveals an alarming array of mishandling, poor judgment, and obfuscation or outright lies from university officials and from students at the party, and shines light on a systemic lack of concern and care given to rape victims. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Securro reveals the inspiring story of how, 22 years after she was raped, she found the courage to prosecute her assailant. Seccuro's inspiring, unflinching memoir is about experiencing terrible trauma--and the power of justice to heal.

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Liz Seccuro is an event planner and a victim's rights activist. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children.

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hirokosh, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by hirokosh)
This horrifying story of the 1984 fraternity gang rape of Liz at college in Virginia reconfirmed us in our choice to send our daughter to a women's college.
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hirokosh, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by hirokosh)
This horrifying story of the 1984 fraternity gang rape of Liz at college in North Carolina reconfirmed us in our choice to send our daughter to a women's college.
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skh, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by skh)
eye opening account of date rape and the effect on both the victim and perpetrator. the strength of a victim to fight back in court when the perpetrator reenters her life.
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ISBN:
9781596915855
Author:
Seccuro, Liz
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pg bandw insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 1 lb

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Abuse » Rape
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The rape by William Beebe of University of Virginia freshman Seccuro at a 1984 fraternity party was only the beginning of a terrible ordeal. First, the local hospital didn't process rape kits and told her to drive to D.C. for help. Then, university officials insisted campus, rather than Richmond, police handle the crime and dismissed her with condescension. Twenty-one years later, Seccuro receives a letter from her rapist asking for forgiveness. Even though it brings on panic attacks, she writes back and presses charges. The legal battle and media attention only give Seccuro more resolve that her actions, however belated, are right, for herself and the victims of countless rapes that are never prosecuted, thus never giving them a chance for justice. The book includes a transcript of the preliminary hearing, with its shocking revelation of what Seccuro endured that night. This brave account reveals an alarming array of mishandling, poor judgment, and obfuscation or outright lies from university officials and from students at the party, and shines light on a systemic lack of concern and care given to rape victims. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Securro reveals the inspiring story of how, 22 years after she was raped, she found the courage to prosecute her assailant. Seccuro's inspiring, unflinching memoir is about experiencing terrible trauma--and the power of justice to heal.
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