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I Will Find You

I Will Find You

by Joanna Connors,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 18, 2016

On July 9, 1983, a stranger in an empty theater grabbed Joanna Connors from behind, brandished a knife, and pushed her against a concrete wall, his hand over her mouth. Then a 30-year-old journalist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Connors, faced with what every woman knows and fears but does not think will happen to her, thought: "My turn." The assailant, David Williams, was arrested, convicted, and sent to jail. Connors stopped talking - and tried to stop thinking - about the rape.

 

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