Victims of rape are generally not named or shown in news reports, but one 16-year-old wanted her face and name out there, hoping that her coming forward would help bring her attackers to justice.
"There's no point in hiding,” the Houston girl only identified as Jada told KHOU-TV, which noted that it usually does not name rape victims but the teen and her mother both agreed to it for this report. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”
Though Jada said there was no point in hiding her face because pictures of her alleged attack spread on social media, she does want to be home schooled after she said she was raped. (Image source: KHOU-TV)
In addition to saying that her body was violated without her consent, Jada said picture and video were taken of the alleged attack and spread on social media.
“No one’s daughter deserved this,” Jada's mother, who asked to not be identified, told KHOU. “No human being deserved this.”
Jada explained to the news station that the incident happened last month at a gathering where it was "just kids hanging out," but then she "got swooped into it.”
She said she thinks someone might have spiked her punch with a drug that caused her to pass out. It wasn't until later when people started asking her if she was OK that Jada said she turned to social media and found out what happened to her.
“I had no control,” Jada told the news station. "I didn’t tell anyone to take my clothes off and do what they did to me.”
Watch Jada share her story in KHOU-TV's report:
KHOU reported that Houston police are investigating the teen's claims.
“I’m just angry,” Jada said.
The teen said after this incident she wants to be home schooled.