How one traumatic night for a student became a six-month struggle with Murray State.
Editor’s Note: The Murray State News changed the name of the woman and decided to not name the alleged perpetrator or any other students involved.
It took Lily Smith two days to fully understand she had been raped.
She said as she stood in the shower thinking about the events of Nov. 7, 2014, she wished the hot water running over her head were acid, eating away flesh and memories.
“If I didn’t ask for this, then what does that make it? The shock of the word ‘rape’ hit me,” Smith said.
It took another three days for her to gather the courage to come forward about what happened. … Continue Reading