Rape victim upset by DART response to light rail sex assault

Victims of rape said they're not happy with how DART and its police chief kept the rape of a woman concealed from the public.

A violent rape in late September at the Walnut Hill Station wasn’t made public until Monday of this week when Dallas police showed pictures of the suspect, who was later ID’d as Samuel Jamall White. He was wanted for that rape and another that happened Feb 8.

Monika Korra is furious at DART’s police chief and the agency for not asking the public to help identify the man behind the crime that was caught on tape and because DART did not warn the public about such a violent crime.

“The way they responded to it, I feel they have video evidence -- why wouldn’t they alert the public? Why don’t they care about people's safety,” Korra said.

Korra cares because as an SMU student she was brutally raped by three men who dragged her into a vehicle while she was walking along a street. She's since written a book and is an advocate for sexual assault victims.

Korra was especially upset about the DART police chief calling the victim uncooperative.

“That makes me mad to hear because a police officer knows better than that,” Korra said. “The way a victim responds right after -- you have all kinds of emotions and everyone responds differently. Some are angry, some are sad, some are in denial, so you can’t say that the victim wasn’t cooperative. That’s not right.”

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