Kidnap victim says she was too fearful to attempt escape

Romeo Cormier accused of kidnap and sexual assault

“I let him think I wanted to be there,” a kidnapping victim told a New Brunswick court today. A Moncton woman testified that she was abducted, held for 26 days, and sexually assaulted by Romeo Cormier. In a cross-examination, Cormier’s lawyers inquired why she did not smash a window when she saw people outside or throw a hammer at the aggressor. “It would have gotten his attention—it would have gotten me dead,” she replied. When asked if she consented to sex, she responded, “I didn’t stop him.” She did not attempt to fight him because she was certain she could not overcome a man of his size. Cormier is facing six charges in connection with this case, including kidnapping and sexual assault.

CBC News

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