911 dispatcher tells rape victim to 'quit crying' while reporting attack
After being held at gunpoint and forced to perform sexual acts on an attacker, one rape victim claims an emergency dispatcher told her to "quit crying" during a 911 call for help just after 4 a.m. on June 8.
According to WSYX, the victim says that the dispatcher told her, “Ma’am, you’re going to have to quit crying so I can get the information from you," reports ABC News.
The unidentified 20-year-old woman had been awakened by a white male holding a gun to her head during a sleep-over at a friend's sorority house near the Ohio State University campus in Columbus. The woman was then forced to perform sexual acts on him. He stole her iPhone and money before fleeing the scene.
"When the dispatcher asked the rape victim where the attacker came in, the victim answered: 'I have no idea. I have no idea. I have no idea. The back door,'" further reports ABC News. “'Well, they’re not going to be able to find him with the information that you’ve given,' the dispatcher responded." The victim further said that the dispatcher showed "zero" sympathy during the emergency call.
Despite having the call record to prove the victim's claims, the dispatcher will reportedly not face any consequences because the suspect was ultimately caught by police. Michael Callaghan, 30, was arrested and charged with rape and burglary.