The New Bedford Rape Trial

The New Bedford Rape Trial

One evening in March 1983, after giving her three-year-old daughter a birthday party, a New Bedford, Massachusetts woman left her two children with their father and walked to a neighborhood bar to buy cigarettes. According to her story, she bought the cigarettes, had a drink, and was chatting with another woman, when a group of men threw her on a pool table and collaborated in raping her. Others in the bar observed what happened, and allegedly encouraged the rapists in their sexual assault. Apparently no one interfered or called the police.

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