March 6, 1994: In El Cerrito, sunny California, Monique Thomas is raped by a man who pulls her into an elevator, a despicable crime made all the more so by the 24 year old victim being in a wheelchair. She reports the assault not quite four hours later, the sort of thing a genuine victim would do, allowing for immediate shock and everything, but Monique is not a genuine victim. A thorough investigation involving over a hundred hours of police time results in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filing charges against her on March 10.
The article below was published in the San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 1994, (SPORTS FINAL), page A21.
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