Marjorie Melgares-Cosgrove

How do I gain support to help me get the word out to a veterans group that the person they have as the president of their group is himself a rapist? I have the court records where he drugged and raped a 16 year old girl but after dragging out the case was allowed to plea bargain to sex with a minor and did one year in jail. I have been told by male veterans to "let it go" since 'he did his time!". I'm outraged he is allowed to represent veterans, and especially women veterans!

Blaine W Andrews
Blaine W Andrews
  • Marjorie Melgares-Cosgrove

Any existing Articles on this individual? Bring them to me and I'll fly them all over the Blagosphere!

Stacey Holleb Potts
Stacey Holleb Potts
  • Marjorie Melgares-Cosgrove

http://www.change.org/petitions

You can start your own petition and have it sent to the veterans's group.

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • Marjorie Melgares-Cosgrove

i second Stacey's idea

Sandie Sullivan
Sandie Sullivan
  • Marjorie Melgares-Cosgrove

Rape is a CRIME. It is not about sex it's about domination and control over someone and/or over class or culture. The penalty for committing such a hainous crime should be life in prison.

Lori Hoppe
Lori Hoppe
  • Marjorie Melgares-Cosgrove

i hope it never too anybody

Lindsey Beyeler
Lindsey Beyeler

Anyone have any thoughts about domestic rape? Being a victim of this myself, I often feel it was my fault only because I consented to marrying such a monster. My situation is hard to explain because it wasn't so much as a physical force into the many times that it happened, but more of a brainwashing type of thing. An obligation, a constant feeling of being pure evil if I didn't "consent." So, I never really said "no." He said he was some sort God and after a while, I believed him. I do feel I am at fault sometimes.

Mina Donato
Mina Donato
  • Lindsey Beyeler

That is sad, and it was NEVER YOUR fault. We were not put here for ANY abuse, not from ANYONE, and it says in the bible how to treat your wife and rape and abuse is not there.

Lindsey Beyeler
Lindsey Beyeler
  • Lindsey Beyeler

Thank you, Mina. :) I'm still coming to terms with it. He not only raped my body, but my spirit as well. Bringing religion into it did not help because I always felt if I didn't give in, I was condemning God. I still ask myself, "Why did I..." or "why didn't I..." because there really was no logic in our "marriage."

Leah Lacdao
Leah Lacdao
  • Lindsey Beyeler

None of it is your fault. I hope you are receiving professional counselling. It helps.

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • Lindsey Beyeler

http://victimsofpsychopaths.wordpress.com/traumatic-bonding/ this is a link that really helped me. what you experienced was called a Trauma bond. you were constantly in fear, while living with the abuser. that creates a bond that is stronger than most. there is a definition at the top of the page - and i bet, that like me, you will say "that is it. that is exactly it." not you fault, never was. take care

Fiona Moys
Fiona Moys
  • Lindsey Beyeler

I was raped by an ex boyfriend and his friend. It was drug induced and I had no idea till he told me what they he had done the previous night. I reported it some days after and was told by the investigator "that I have to take responsibility for what happened to me" evidence wasn't collected and his friend wasn't even spoken too! She told me I was a liar whilst I was doing my second statement and smirked about the low conviction rate! Needless to say they got away with it...they are the...

I was raped by an ex boyfriend and his friend. It was drug induced and I had no idea till he told me what they he had done the previous night. I reported it some days after and was told by the investigator "that I have to take responsibility for what happened to me" evidence wasn't collected and his friend wasn't even spoken too! She told me I was a liar whilst I was doing my second statement and smirked about the low conviction rate! Needless to say they got away with it...they are the rapists best friend. There was also a record of domestic violence and I now have to see him in family court as we have a daughter as I'm refusing him contact as she has made statements of abuse...even did a video statement and again nothing was done. I know rape is about power as I'd started university two weeks before, I was over the moon and so happy. He didn't like that, his psychiatric record which came out in court stated sociopathic tendencies. I'm expected leave my daughter with this shit.

Rhonda Yott
Rhonda Yott

I have been raped over and over thru ife at 3 65 year old pedophile put knife to my throat and forced BJ and peneatration. I was on witness stand at 3 he had thousands of pic of little children boy and girls I testified against him but he had lot of money and in 60s people believed I was eggin him on at 3. we had to move away from MA my Mom was losing her composure over it. Then babysitter and Dads friend s reaped both me and my brother. Three men I married have been DV and one raped me all...

I have been raped over and over thru ife at 3 65 year old pedophile put knife to my throat and forced BJ and peneatration. I was on witness stand at 3 he had thousands of pic of little children boy and girls I testified against him but he had lot of money and in 60s people believed I was eggin him on at 3. we had to move away from MA my Mom was losing her composure over it. Then babysitter and Dads friend s reaped both me and my brother. Three men I married have been DV and one raped me all the time when we were married and 2 x boyfriends one recently one sex offender one a cop raped me everyday we lived together and his x wife a corrections officer he raped her too. WHEN DOES IT STOP I M GETTING PRETTY HARD HEARTED TIRED OF SEEING WOMEN AND CHILDREN HURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Colleen Moore Newfield
Colleen Moore Newfield

Under no circumstances is rape ever the fault of the victim. If the person is not of the age and mental awareness to consent verbally, it is rape!

Sneha Borate
Sneha Borate

Wen people have prostitues den y rape sum1?

Syed Waseem
Syed Waseem
  • Sneha Borate

P.

David Cox
David Cox

I was raped by a male cosin when I was 12 I thought for years it was my falt when I got into therpy I found it was not my falt it sould never had happen.

Horre Phrost
Horre Phrost
  • David Cox

i'm sorry to hear that. it never was your fault.

Retha Knoetze
Retha Knoetze

HOW CAN IT THE VICTIMS FAULT. ITS DONE BY SICK MINDED PEOPLE, AND THEY KNOW TTHEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT.

Jools Ferguson
Jools Ferguson

Rape is an ATTACK! who "allows" themselves to be attacked? What total nonsense this attitude is. And "God allows it". I DON'T think so!

Chris Gilby Gilbert
Chris Gilby Gilbert
  • Jools Ferguson

Stop posting stupid petitions shit on our Facebook. driving me up the wall

Robert Brodie
Robert Brodie

rape is an affront to the dignity and a disgraceful violation of an individual...any individual, female AND male. I was a victim as well while a pow in vietnam. this is the first time in decades I am speaking out publicly about that awful time. certainly it affects me and many others and without excellent counseling and deep therapy, not too mention understanding friends and family it would have been an impossible journey for me...many continue to suffer from long term effects from what is...

rape is an affront to the dignity and a disgraceful violation of an individual...any individual, female AND male. I was a victim as well while a pow in vietnam. this is the first time in decades I am speaking out publicly about that awful time. certainly it affects me and many others and without excellent counseling and deep therapy, not too mention understanding friends and family it would have been an impossible journey for me...many continue to suffer from long term effects from what is called RTS...rape trauma syndrome.
i was indeed very fortunate to have had a very close and dear friend in which to confide this indignity (no..i did not 'ask' for it either.) my way of giving back is to instruct women only in KRAV MAGA in order to give them an advantage and a chance... and a nasty surprise to the perpetrator...

Jan Stevenson
Jan Stevenson
  • Robert Brodie

I won't click like, but thank you for counseling fellow survivors. My experience was clouded by (supposed) friendship and (prescription) drugs. It was never reported, but reading of others experience, and having a few close friends' ears to listen, has helped immensely

Anna Marie DeRoo McClary

No person deserves to be violated! How can anyone blame the victum for being raped? Can you prove me wrong?

Nanette Stanley
Nanette Stanley
  • Anna Marie DeRoo McClary

i was date-raped at age 40 and I couldnt tell you the details but it came in little pieces in dreams
. So no person should be violated.

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