Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woman asks to be raped, so it wasn't really rape

Kayla Bowen,, a 24-year-old Clarksville, Tennessee woman pleaded guilty to making false report to officers, a Class D felony. She lied to police last August about being raped at Dunbar Cave State Park. According to a news report: "Bowen agreed to a three-year judicial diversion and will have to undergo a psychosexual assessment."

Bowen reported to police that she went to a park at 2:23 a.m. on Aug. 5, and after sitting in her car for a couple of hours, a man approached her, asked for a light, then beat and raped her.

But that's not really what happened. It turns out Bowen had solicited the "rape" to fulfill a sexual fantasy. From a news report: "A Clarksville Police investigation uncovered a Craigslist ad she posted titled 'Have a deep dark fantasy.' In the ad, Bowen said she wanted to be raped and for anyone who responds to say how they would do it and why, according to her arrest warrant."

The news report says she made phone contact with two people the night she reported the rape. "Texts revealed she told the individuals she wanted to be duct-taped, gagged, then sexually assaulted, which would include but not be limited to broken arms, black eyes, a broken nose, fractured ribs and other injuries."

"In a text Bowen sent Aug. 4 at 11 p.m., she said she was sitting at Dunbar Cave park in her car and it was a perfect place for the rape, the warrant said. She then texted, 'I'm 100 percent consenting to be raped,' according to the warrant."

"When no one came to the park, she went to an address on Cyprus Court, where she engaged in consensual sex and was assaulted, resulting in bruises, abrasions, ripped clothes and a chipped tooth, the warrant said."

When someone "asks" to be raped, it isn't rape at all, it's consensual sex. Some misguided souls think women "ask" to be raped by the clothes they wear or by being drunk. That's not "asking." In this case, the woman really did ask for it.