Gang-Raped at LMU by basketball players

Gang-Raped at LMU by basketball players

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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIV

United States

#1 Apr 17, 2008
Please go to the site www.phoenixflyingnow.com
thanks. It will explain the rape
Rape full story

United States

#2 Apr 20, 2008
Rape at LMU DeBUSK College of Osteopathic Medicine
BEWARE
My daughter was GANG-RAPED by these students
who remain on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University & DeBUSK College of Osteopathic Medicine, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN
If you have been attacked or have any information regarding this GANG-RAPE on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University & DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine on February 11, 2008, please contact us. Rewards offered for information leading to convictions.
Pictures of the two Rapists:
Are on this website.
http://www.phoenixflyingnow.com
Their names are: Matthew Bogard and Arthur Lee Philson
My name is Catherine Cooper. On February 11, 2008, my daughter, Danielle, was
GANG-RAPED in her dormitory room on the campus of LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY/DEBUSK COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (LMU/DeBUSK), 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, Tennessee. Immediately following this violent, senseless and cowardly act on this campus, she alerted LMU/DeBUSK professors. Following rape-kit procedures, she has been cooperating with the Claiborne County Sheriff?s Department to bring these gang-rapists to justice. While we await criminal justice, Danielle has learned the price of courage is not what she expected. The University Community she has been committed to for 3 years has essentially abandoned her. I know it might appear out of the ordinary to share the type of information contained in this letter with strangers. Oddly, you are all we have right now. Those members of the University Community my daughter has been closely associated with have, for reasons not at all clear to her, chosen not to help her rebuild her shattered life.
When I arrived at the LMU/DeBUSK campus the day after the rape from our home up north I learned that for her safety Danielle had been restricted to her room by LMU-DeBUSK. This was the same room in which Danielle had been gang-raped the night before. Her room was being monitored by camera and she was told not to leave without permission. Her assailants were restricted to their rooms, but unlike Danielle, they did not comply. Despite repeated assurances they were ?under control? we had 3 encounters involving her gang-rapists all 3-days while I tried to help her put her college life back to some degree of normalcy. It only got worse when we finally got a call from the college president, Nancy Moody, who acknowledged she knew about the gang-rape the evening of February 11 (Monday) but had no time to call until several days later. Do so many gang-rapes occur at LMU/DeBUSK that it takes a college president that long to check on a single student victim? After a third and final encounter with her gang rapists, each progressively worse and each with the gang-rapists not even caring if they terrorized Danielle right in front of LMU/DeBUSK security and staff, I took my daughter home for her safety.
For over a month now I have been silent putting my faith in my husband?s ability to use his reasonable and sensible approach to help our daughter regain a degree of normalcy, especially in her academic life. He has contacted the highest operating authorities at both LMU/DeBUSK, and even the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Autry O.V.?Pete? DeBUSK to whom we were referred. This approach has not worked - unless you agree that having your daughter share a campus every day with her barbaric assailants who threatened her to keep her mouth shut or else is a choice. Or to provide them with countless opportunities to gang rape her again - or worse - maybe silence their only witness - is a choice. This decision after knowing LMU/DeBUSK possess the video security tapes of her gang-rapists coming out of her room and my daughter seconds later screaming into the hallway, is not even kind. It?s not sensible. It?s certainly not Christian! It?s just plain wrong, and I won?t be silent a
ny longer.
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United States

#4 Apr 20, 2008
The gang-rapists,
of course, didn?t comply. In one instance, in broad daylight in front of me, LMU/DeBUSK security, the Sheriff?s Department, and me, they were waiting for Danielle outside the dormitory hall where she was gang-raped. LMU/DeBUSK?s response after this violation was to slap the gang-rapists on the wrist, and restrict them again to their dormitory rooms. With only one security guard on duty, as he advised me, I requested he remain with us, which allowed the gang-rapists to go unsupervised yet again. Even after these 2 violations, Danielle was allowed to come face to face with one of her gang rapists at the Mary Mars Gymnasium.
This time the confrontation occurred in the presence of Katherine Pebworth of the LMU/DeBUSK staff, who knew that one of the gang rapists was in class?the same class where we were told it was safe for Danielle to attend. While I was screaming for help, President Moody, who was just a building away, sent security - not for the gang rapist or to protect Danie
lle - but for me to lower my voice and act more appropriately. I wonder how many mothers or fathers could remain calm as their daughter?s gang-rapist was allowed to walk past them?
As a mother, it?s not easy to beg for the help of strangers - people like you - who I believe may have courage and may stand up to help. But all I can do is ask. To do anything to show my daughter that there are people who believe this kind of act of brutal violence will NOT be accepted and that you will keep your promise to treat her as one of your own as you did when you recruited her to attend your school. So far, we haven?t seen much of that. Her softball coach, Dan Burns, for whom she played 2 years, and with whom she attended services at The Pump Springs Baptist Church, hasn?t even called to see how she is doing. How about Chris Jones, the teacher with whom she has shared the most classes? We flew down from the north earlier this school year to teach one of his classes. No, he hasn?t contacted her either.
I could go on with similar stories of rebuffing from this University Community, but I think you get the point. How is this helping Danielle as one of your own? Is this how you treat your own? Some of you even gave us your home telephone numbers and said she could call you at any time for help. Now, we are asking you if you meant it. As a mother, I beg you with all my heart to follow through on your promises.
PLEASE post and share this notice with your family, friends, co-workers, organizations - anyone you can think of so that women in your communities will recognize these names and faces and use caution. We are helping too! We are sending out hundreds of flyers to the Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia businesses, news media, to all administrators, coaches and athletic directors in the South Atlantic Conference, to the Commissioner of the South Atlantic Conference, to the NCAA, to college and high school athletic directors, and to nationwide recruiters, to get the word out. I want your sons &daughters to be warned that they currently remain at large on the LMU/DeBUSK campus - and will remain there, as we?ve been told,?until they are convicted.?
If you are a business owner, alumni, benefactor, supporter of LMU/DeBUSK, or just a mother like me, call LMU/DeBUSK and the Board of Trustees. Urge them to help victims of violent and senseless crimes like the gang rape of my daughter. I?m not asking that you take my word for it. If you feel you need additional names of student witnesses, security, LMU personnel, or law enforcement, we are currently compiling more details and contact information to the events I have described in my letter and which will be available by next week. More importantly, if you have information regarding this gang-rape, you may file it on our website. Rewards will be offered for information leading to the conviction of these gang rapists.
Contact us with any information regarding this rape
Rape full story

United States

#5 Apr 20, 2008
Rape at LMU DeBUSK College of Osteopathic Medicine
BEWARE
My daughter was GANG-RAPED by these students
who remain on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University & DeBUSK College of Osteopathic Medicine, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN
If you have been attacked or have any information regarding this GANG-RAPE on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University & DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine on February 11, 2008, please contact us. Rewards offered for information leading to convictions.
Pictures of the two Rapists:
Are on this website.
http://www.phoenixflyingnow.com
Their names are: Matthew Bogard and Arthur Lee Philson
My name is Catherine Cooper. On February 11, 2008, my daughter, Danielle, was
GANG-RAPED in her dormitory room on the campus of LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY/DEBUSK COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (LMU/DeBUSK), 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, Tennessee. Immediately following this violent, senseless and cowardly act on this campus, she alerted LMU/DeBUSK professors. Following rape-kit procedures, she has been cooperating with the Claiborne County Sheriff?s Department to bring these gang-rapists to justice. While we await criminal justice, Danielle has learned the price of courage is not what she expected. The University Community she has been committed to for 3 years has essentially abandoned her. I know it might appear out of the ordinary to share the type of information contained in this letter with strangers. Oddly, you are all we have right now. Those members of the University Community my daughter has been closely associated with have, for reasons not at all clear to her, chosen not to help her rebuild her shattered life.
When I arrived at the LMU/DeBUSK campus the day after the rape from our home up north I learned that for her safety Danielle had been restricted to her room by LMU-DeBUSK. This was the same room in which Danielle had been gang-raped the night before. Her room was being monitored by camera and she was told not to leave without permission. Her assailants were restricted to their rooms, but unlike Danielle, they did not comply. Despite repeated assurances they were ?under control? we had 3 encounters involving her gang-rapists all 3-days while I tried to help her put her college life back to some degree of normalcy. It only got worse when we finally got a call from the college president, Nancy Moody, who acknowledged she knew about the gang-rape the evening of February 11 (Monday) but had no time to call until several days later. Do so many gang-rapes occur at LMU/DeBUSK that it takes a college president that long to check on a single student victim? After a third and final encounter with her gang rapists, each progressively worse and each with the gang-rapists not even caring if they terrorized Danielle right in front of LMU/DeBUSK security and staff, I took my daughter home for her safety.
For over a month now I have been silent putting my faith in my husband?s ability to use his reasonable and sensible approach to help our daughter regain a degree of normalcy, especially in her academic life. He has contacted the highest operating authorities at both LMU/DeBUSK, and even the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Autry O.V.?Pete? DeBUSK to whom we were referred. This approach has not worked - unless you agree that having your daughter share a campus every day with her barbaric assailants who threatened her to keep her mouth shut or else is a choice. Or to provide them with countless opportunities to gang rape her again - or worse - maybe silence their only witness - is a choice. This decision after knowing LMU/DeBUSK possess the video security tapes of her gang-rapists coming out of her room and my daughter seconds later screaming into the hallway, is not even kind. It?s not sensible. It?s certainly not Christian! It?s just plain wrong, and I won?t be silent a
ny longer.
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I Hate Cats

Pineville, KY

#6 Apr 21, 2008
We all make foolish mistakes. I know that "no" means "no" but why in the world would you daughter have two men in her room to begin with. I think that was her foolish mistake and should stand a warning to other students that if you put yourself in that kind of position you should be prepared for the worse. I wish her well.

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#7 Apr 21, 2008
This is getting crazy.
LMU in news

United States

#8 Apr 21, 2008
Have you ever wonder?? Maybe she did not let them in?????And then to say you wish her well. Man you are a sicko too.
I Hate Cats wrote:
We all make foolish mistakes. I know that "no" means "no" but why in the world would you daughter have two men in her room to begin with. I think that was her foolish mistake and should stand a warning to other students that if you put yourself in that kind of position you should be prepared for the worse. I wish her well.

“CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#9 Apr 21, 2008
I Hate Cats wrote:
We all make foolish mistakes. I know that "no" means "no" but why in the world would you daughter have two men in her room to begin with. I think that was her foolish mistake and should stand a warning to other students that if you put yourself in that kind of position you should be prepared for the worse. I wish her well.
Just out of curiosity, what would make you assume she had two men in her room? I didn't read anywhere that she "invited" these men into her room, so why would you make the assumption that's what happened? I HAVE read that the doorm was quite open to anyone that felt like wandering thru, which the students had no control over. Think before you blow out a blanket statement like that, as that's likely far from the truth. Additionally, even if she HAD invited them to her room, which, again, doesn't seem to be the case, does that mean she should expect to be brutalized and raped?
FiveOhhhhhh

AOL

#10 Apr 21, 2008
I Hate Cats wrote:
We all make foolish mistakes. I know that "no" means "no" but why in the world would you daughter have two men in her room to begin with. I think that was her foolish mistake and should stand a warning to other students that if you put yourself in that kind of position you should be prepared for the worse. I wish her well.
I think YOUR foolish mistake is to assume this girl had them in her room, and "should stand as a warning to other" posters that if "you put yourself in that kind of position" (of ASSuming things," then "you should be prepared for the worst" in terms of backlash.
I Hate Cats

Pineville, KY

#12 Apr 22, 2008
Are you saying they forced their way in to her room?

When you lay with dogs you get fleas, when you play with fire you get burned...
LMU in news wrote:
Have you ever wonder?? Maybe she did not let them in?????And then to say you wish her well. Man you are a sicko too.<quoted text>

“CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#13 Apr 22, 2008
I Hate Cats wrote:
Are you saying they forced their way in to her room?
When you lay with dogs you get fleas, when you play with fire you get burned...
<quoted text>
How long has it been since you've been in college? In my former dorm, pretty much everyone on the dorm floors left their doors open or just pushed to when they were in their rooms, because everyone was always going from room to room, or going down the hall to the showers, or studying in each other's rooms. They may have forced their way in, or they may simply have followed her there and knew where to find her. Regardless, what does it matter? She was raped. She didn't invite them in to rape her. What does lying down with dogs have to do with this situation whatsoever? These boys are the ones that you should be directing your sarcastic remarks to...not the victim. And people wonder why rape victims don't come forward more often. It's because people like you always find some way to blame the victim. So, let me ask you, if someone breaks in your home tonight and steals all your belongings and rapes your wife or kid, were you (or they) asking for it simply because you own things? See how ridiculous that sounds?
Radio Guy

Hopkinsville, KY

#14 Apr 22, 2008
I Hate Cats wrote:
Are you saying they forced their way in to her room?
When you lay with dogs you get fleas, when you play with fire you get burned...
<quoted text>
I doesn't matter if she had them in her dorm room or not. That's the same as saying that a choir boy "had it coming" because he was in church with his preist. Or a woman shouldn't have been alone in a parking garage. Next time you have a thought......Just let it go.
I commend this young lady for standing up for what they had done. Can you imagine the embarassment and shame she has gone through. She probably stopped some other young lady from going through the hell she was subjected to.
TO THE VICTIM: YOU ARE MY HERO....YOU ARE MY ROLE MODEL GOD BLESS YOU

TO THE THUGS: GO TO HELL..... I HOPE YOU ARE POPULAR WITH ALL THE BOYS IN PRISON.

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#15 Apr 22, 2008
I've heard from several people who waws in the gap with them that night that she invited "one" of them back to her room.

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#16 Apr 22, 2008
*was

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#17 Apr 22, 2008
Wow.. It didn't post it all. lol. I had originally typed " I heard from a couple of people they were down in the gap with that she had invited "one" of them back to her room with her."

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#18 Apr 22, 2008
Well damn I guess it did LOL. Sorry Yall!
Radio Guy

Hopkinsville, KY

#19 Apr 22, 2008
TrueSouthernBelle wrote:
I've heard from several people who waws in the gap with them that night that she invited "one" of them back to her room.
There you go "I Hate Cats". She invited one to go to her room. That doesn't justify rape, nor should she be looked down upon for the invitation. This is not Iraq. Women aren't second class citizens. No one on this forum can justify that young women being raped.

“can't we talk about it....”

Since: Jan 08

chicago

#20 Apr 22, 2008
WHEN will people stop thinking that because I invite you to my room, even kiss you, I don't have the right to say no? Since they are considered innocent until proven guilty,(I don't doubt her), they can't yet be reprimanded, but they should be made to stop ALL contact with her. The accusation has been made, and should be honored. No, don't tell the girl she shouldn't have invited "one", tell the boys they shouldn't have gone to her room. But until this is resolved- if I was falsely accused of rape, I wouldn't WANT to see the one who accused me. I'd be so far away from her....I'd be asking for protection from her(if FALSELY accused).

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#21 Apr 22, 2008
Well.. she used to date one of them. According to some of her ball buddies. If it did happen it's a terrible thing. But then again the only people who REALLY know what happened is the three this thread is revoled around. Therefore I'm not blaming the guys. Nor her. But still.. it's illegal to post their photographs and call them gang rapers or whatever. If it comes out in court that they didn't do it. If they wanted too.. they have one hell of a lawsuit.

“Money talks, mine says bye.”

Since: Feb 08

Claiborne County TN

#22 Apr 22, 2008
*revolved

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