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Author Seccuro, Liz.

Title Crash into me : a survivor's search for justice / Liz Seccuro.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  364.1532 SEC    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  364.1532 SEC    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  364.1532 SEC    AVAILABLE
 River Bend CUSD 2 - Fulton HS Stacks - FHSG-7  364.15 SEC    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  364.1532 SEC    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  364.1532 SEC    AVAILABLE
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description viii, 247 pages ; 22 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Summary In September 2005, Liz Seccuro received an apology letter from the man who had raped her twenty-two years earlier. The rape, which occurred when she was a 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, but like all survivors of trauma, the memory was never far from the surface. The letter brought it all back. Seccuro began an e-mail correspondence with her rapist to try to understand what happened, and why. Then she found the courage to do what should have been done all those years earlier--prosecute him. But once proceedings began, she found that what she thought occurred at that frat party was only the tip of the iceberg.--From publisher description.
Contents The letter -- High ambitions -- Darkness on Madison Lane -- Sweeping it under the rug -- The legacy of rape -- The charges, the arrest, and the system -- The media beast and what she eats -- The preliminary hearing and direct examination -- Cross examination and redirect -- Dark days and new revelations -- The guilty plea -- The sentencing of William Beebe -- Hope, joy, and the continuing fight.
Subject Seccuro, Liz.
Rape victims -- United States -- Biography.
Rape -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 9781596915855 hardcover alkaline paper
1596915854 hardcover alkaline paper

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