By M. William Phelps
In 1993, Donna Palomba was once raped via a masked assailant in her own residence. but, her tale is greater than a victim’s story of actual and emotional restoration. it's a tale of 1 woman’s hunt for justice whereas keeping off assaults through associations designed to shield and defend her—the police division, the neighborhood govt, and a group clinging to an outrageous declare that Donna had invented the crime to hide up a sexual affair.
From the evening of the assault, the botched crime scene research, and the abuse as gurus tried to shut the case through discrediting her, Donna was once left as a sufferer with out identify and no id. in the meantime, there has been one brave detective, later to develop into leader of police, who broke a cops’ code of silence within the identify of justice. As they fought on, a felony conflict ensued after the Waterbury Police Department—now with media support—refused to permit cross of its allegations opposed to her and admit wrongdoing. ultimately, after 11 years of fight, Donna discovered the id of her attacker from the executive of police, who defined that the DNA from the rape package taken a decade in the past had grew to become up a stunning match.
In 2007, Donna Palomba was once the topic of a distinct two-hour Dateline episode approximately her case. all of sudden, she was once Jane Doe not more, launching the Jane Doe not more association and turning into a promoter of the rights of girls and sufferers of sexual attack. With the aid of crime investigator and writer M. William Phelps, this can be her story.
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