Thursday, June 19, 2008

E-mail Rape Rumor, McKinney, Texas

McKinney Courier-Gazette [Texas]
18 June 2008

Email rape rumor a hoax: Police, fire have no record of sexual, physical assault behind Eldorado Kroger store

BY DANNY GALLAGHER, McKinney Courier-Gazette

[...] The email claimed the sexual and physical assault occurred on Thursday, June 12 behind the Kroger grocery store near the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and Lake Forest Drive. The author of the email doesn't identify the victims except that they are the son and the son's girlfriend of a "good friend," according to a copy of the email obtained by the McKinney Courier-Gazette.

The author of the email said she was told an employee of the store reported the incident after discovering the victims.

"They aren't sure how long she was back there," the email read. "From what I understand she can't talk and her parents are feeding her with an eye dropper because she has no suction so she can't even suck a straw. Her jaw is wired shut and the doctors had to reconstruct the left side of her face." [...]

[After McKinney police Capt. Randy Roland wrote to the author of the e-mail, informing her that the alleged assault never happened, she made a retraction and apology.]