Trigger Warning: Graphic Details of Sexual Assault occur in this article.
Thomas Ravenel was arrested today for assault and battery. Click link for those details.
The victim, Dawn, was in court and told the judge that the crime is more than assault and battery, she specifically said she was raped by Thomas Ravenel.
The victim’s affidavit obtained by Fitz News became public in the hearing and it is very graphic.
“While inside the location (Ravenel’s home), the defendant undressed and made sexual advances on the victim. The defendant grabbed the victim’s hand and placed it on his penis before attempting to remove the victim’s clothing. )While (Ravenel attempted to remove the victim’s clothing, the victim’s underwire bra cut into her skin and her shirt wrapped around her neck, which caused the victim to struggle to breath. The defendant pulled down the victim’s pants and said, “Show me your pussy,” and began grabbing at the victim’s vagina. The victim crouched down to the ground to try and prevent further assault, and the defendant then put his penis in her face and asked, “Do you like big dicks?” After escaping the assault, the victim called her then ex-husband and sister and told them of the incident, fled the scene and notified several family members of the incident. Photographs were then taken immediately of the injuries to her neck and chest.” [Source of the affidavit for this story is Fitz News]
The affidavit also states that detectives interviewed multiple witnesses who were able to corroborate the victim’s claims. Detectives also have time stamped photographs of the victim’s injuries. The affidavit was filed with the court yesterday. This is the first time the details of the sexual assault have been released to the public.