“Your honor,

If it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly.


You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.”

This is the opening statement to a more than 7,000-word victim impact statement read by 22-year-old Emily Doe, who in January of 2015 while visiting her sister and after a night partying, was found lying unconscious outside of a dumpster on the Stanford University campus. Two Swedish graduate students were biking around on the night of this incident and saw a suspicious man who looked to be forcing himself onto another individual underneath him. These two went up to the suspicious man, who attempted to run away, but the Swedes tackled him to the ground and waited for the police to arrive. Upon arrival, he was arrested for suspicion of attempted rape and penetration with a foreign object.

Emily Doe awoke to the sight of her body...

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