RAPED at MEPS

Sandy, United States Air Force

The night before we shipped out for basic all recruits are required to spend over night at a hotel. In the morning they pick us up and we go back to MEPS and then to the airport to make our way to our respective training centers.

Even though it is against MEPS policy my roommate had her boyfriend over in the room for some last time action. She said that he will leave by 8 so I went and made myself busy for the few hours. I went to dinner and started talking to a guy that was going into the Army. We went to where most of the recruits gathered and were sitting in lounge chairs around a garden. At around 7 I was getting bored so he said that he was going to his room to watch TV and I was welcomed to join him. Going into the room of the opposite sex is against policy but I took the risk and went.

We were watching Jeopardy out of all shows. I was sitting on his bed and he was sitting on the floor. During the commercial he got up, pushed me against the bed and raped me.

I walked back to my room shaken and in a daze confused over what happened. The roommate’s boyfriend was still there when I got back and I demanded that he leaves cause I was going to go to sleep. She got all bitchy at me and said “you are just jealous cause you not get any.” I took a shower and slept. They make policies for a reason. If I followed then I wouldn’t have gotten myself into a situation that would get me raped.

Next day at MEPS I started crying and a nurse said “this is a stressful time for many. Let out all your tears before you get off the bus.

Reading all the stories on here gave me strength to share what I have been through. I never told a sole until now.

Thank you for reading this.

3 comments

  1. I am so sorry this happened to you. However, it is really important for you to talk to someone about this. If you are active duty, I urge you to get in contact with your Sexual Assault Prevention Office. YOU can file a restricted report as long as you report it to a Victim Advocate or SARC official. This way you will not be subjected to an invesitgation, command will not know, and you can get some help if you need. It took me years to deal with my asault/abuse. But, when I finally did, it was so empowering and lifted a heavy burden off my shoulders.

  2. We are here for you. I am so proud of you for sharing your story. I hope you can get the help that you need. Are you still active or do you seek treatment from the VA?!?

  3. That guy is so stupid, if he really wanted to have sex he should’ve done it before the day you guys checked-in at the hotel.

    He should asked you first and then if don’t want to then fine. Go to sleep for him and get prepared for the physical portion.

    Forcing a person to have sex won’t do very good unless that guys is a psychopath.
    I hope he dies as soon as possible.

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