Anonymous, United States Coast Guard
I was raped in May of this year. My rapist and I were both drinking. I am 20 years old and he is 19. I woke up naked and in a lot of pain in my shipmate’s room. There was a used condom on the floor. I asked my rapist if we had sex and he said yes. I went back to my room and looked in the mirror and saw my black eye. I also had bite marks on my neck and scratches on my arms and neck. On my stomach it looked like a knife was used to carve out symbols. I broke down in tears and called a friend. I was off duty that day. Later that day I started puking and felt very weak. I am not sure if it was related to the rape but it was certainly much more than just a hangover. My friend took me to the doctor in town that asked about my injuries. I told her that I was not sure how I got them. I told the doctor that I drank a bit too much and that I don’t remember. She questioned me about my drinking. When she found out that I only had two beers I was tested for roofie which came back positive. I also had an entire rape kit done. I was given the morning after pill which only made my vomiting much worst.
I do not exactly know what happened. I was slipped a roofie. While I was passed out my own shipmate not only raped me but physically assaulted me as his personal punching bag and etching canvas.
I reported the rape to the Officer in Charge, a Senior Chief, and he immediately wrote me up for under age drinking. I was threatened with a Captain Mast if I chose to go forward with reporting the rape. I still live next door to the man that raped me. There is nothing that can be done about it.