Woman alleges rape, assault inside Wilson Aquatic Center locker room
Updated: November 26, 2013 - 11:21 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A Prince William County woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted Monday night in the locker room of a Washington public pool, her family alleges.
The alleged attack happened at the Wilson Aquatic Center on Fort Drive Northwest, family members say.
The uncle of the woman described her injuries to ABC7:
"She's kind of hurt, really hurt right now, scratched up...her knuckles kind of banged up..."
D.C. Police spent most of the day into the evening here at the pool, investigating the woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted.
"They took her down to the bathroom, gave her something in her drink, raped her, and beat her up," her uncle continued.
He explains that his 22-year-old niece and a girlfriend had come to the pool after hours with two men the friend knew from Facebook. The four of them partied in the pool, then soon after, the situation turned violent.
The victim was allegedly assaulted before the men drove her home to Woodbridge, where they took money from her and then kicked her out of the car.
"She got thrown out of the car with her bra off, had no clothes on -- they took her home about four or five o'clock in the morning..." said her uncle.
Pool visitors arrived to discover it was shut down early, and were stunned to learned of the allegations.
"Oh My God, it's terrible," said Brian O'Connor.
"Never heard anything like that...I'm kind of shocked actually," said Stephen Coates.
The victim suffered neck and hand injuries during the attack, family members say. She is at a local hospital, according to sources.
Prince William County Police officials say that they received a call and responded to a home of a relative of the victim at about 7 a.m. Tuesday and began an investigation.
Metropolitan Police Department detectives have picked up the investigation from their Virginia counterparts.
Visitors to the pool on Tuesday were suddenly asked to leave without being given an explanation.