Woman with special needs says man raped her near church

Credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published on August 22, 2019 - Duration: 02:18s

Woman with special needs says man raped her near church

Nikolette Vafeades says a man raped her behind All Souls Episcopal Church in North Fort Myers.

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Woman with special needs says man raped her near church

OFF THE SEARCH.FOX 4 NEWS AT 6 STARTS RIGHTNOW!A WOMAN WITH SPECIAL NEEDSSPEAKS ONLY TO FOX FOUR AFTERSHE SAYS A MAN SEXUALLYASSAULTED HER OUTSIDE OF ACHURCH.I AM PATRICK NOLAN.AND I AM JANE MONREAL.FOUR IN YOUR CORNER’S RACHELLOYD’S AT ALL SOULS EPISCOPALCHURCH IN NORTH FORT MYERS.RACHEL, WHERE EXACTLY DID THISHAPPEN?THAT WOMAN SAYS IT ALL HAPPENEDA FEW FEET AWAY FROM WHERE I’MSTANDING.

BEHIND THATDUMPSTERIT’S THE PART THAT’SBLOCKED OFF TO THE PUBLIC(:11 - :16)(:34 - :39)Overwhelmed, scared,uncomfortable.NIKOLETTE VAFEADEZ DESCRIBES HOWSHE FELT WHEN SHE SAYS A MARAPED HER NEAR ALL SOULSEPISCOPAL CHURCH WEDNESDAY.He told me to come towards thedumpster, and I did.

I had tobecause he said if I didn’t hewould be mad at me.VAFEADEZ IS 27 YEARS OLDBUT HERMOM SAYS BECAUSE SHE HAS SPECIALNEEDS SHE HAS THE MIND OF A4-YEAR-OLD.

SHE AND HER MOTHERSAT DOWN WITH ME AFTER WHATTHEY’RE CALLING AN OVERWHELMINGDAY.She doesn’t have our kind ofminds.

She has the mind of achild.You can’t trust people no morethese days.

And they takeadvantage of special needspeople.(Rachel: Did you try to push himoff or fight or run oranything?) No.

I was justshocked.No.

I was just shocked.TRACY PADGETT SAYS THE MAN WHORAPED HER DAUGHTER FORCED HER TKEEP QUIET.

AFTERWARDS PADGETTSAYS HER DAUGHTER CAME TO HERCRYING, SAYING IT WAS HER FAULT.She felt like she had to shup, and she couldn’t saynothing.

It’s like he wastelling her not to say nothing.MOMENTS AFTER VAFEADEZ TOLD HERMOM SHE WAS RAPEDTHEY FILED AREPORT WITH LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’SOFFICE.

LCSO CONFIRMED THEY’REINVESTIGATING THE CASE.

AND THENTOOK HER TO ABUSE COUNSELING ANDTREATMENT FOR A RAPE KII know she was raped.

I wasthere in the room with her whenthey did the rape kit.HER MOM SAYS THE MAN WHO RAPEDHER WAS ARRESTEDBUT NOT CHARGEDFOR RAPE.I want something done with him.This is not right.

She doesn’twant to go to All Souls no morefor this reason.ALL SOULS TOLD US THEY WON’TCOMMENT BECAUSE OF THE PENDINGINVESTIGATIONBUT THEY STHEY’RE COOPERATING WITHL-C-S-O’S INVESTIGATION.

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