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Posted on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 4:59 p.m.

Fundraising account set up for woman who was raped during Ann Arbor break-in

By Kyle Feldscher

The woman who was raped while she was sleeping in her Ann Arbor apartment in July will benefit from an account accepting donations from anyone interested in helping her and her husband with medical bills.

After seeing multiple comments posted on the story from Thursday’s sentencing hearing, the woman and her husband told an account had been set up. Anyone interested in donating money to her is encouraged to log in to PayPal and send a donation to

Marcus Wilson, 18, was sentenced to between 20 and 30 years in prison for breaking into the woman’s home through a window, choking her until she was unconscious and raping her on her bedroom floor. As a part of his sentence, Wilson was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to the woman.

However, considering his lengthy jail sentence, it’s unlikely that money will find its way to the woman and her husband in the near future.

The woman said in statements to the court Thursday the couple have been forced out of their Ann Arbor apartment and have moved in with his parents. The woman suffered nerve and ligament damage in her hip, back and shoulder during the assault and has been told by doctors she’ll need to be treated for the rest of her life.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


Kyle Feldscher

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 4:40 p.m.

I've added in an HTML code to add the PayPal donate button for easier access.


Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 9:15 p.m.

The Paypal link works on this article but not on the original article it links back to. Can this be fixed?


Mon, Feb 4, 2013 : 5:44 p.m.

I and many others would kick in to a fund for her/him to purchase a firearm and TRAINING.


Sun, Feb 3, 2013 : 4:59 p.m.

$3,000 for choking and raping her??? What an insult. Even if he can't afford that or anything higher, that's an insult to the victim.


Mon, Feb 4, 2013 : 5:52 a.m.

Right, what a smack in the face. She will probably not get that $300 anyway, but the judge could've said some much larger amount. Like it mattered, he isn't going to make any money where he is going for a long long time.


Sat, Feb 2, 2013 : 4:33 p.m.

Didn't her renters insurance cover any of this? Perhaps they can look into that avenue. Perhaps a permanent disability claim needs to be filed. Suing the landlord for an unsafe building?


Sat, Feb 2, 2013 : 2:17 a.m.

This is a wonderful thing that you are doing, posting information on to donate money to the woman and her family. My prayers are with her and her family and expect a donation shortly. I cannot imagine the ordeal she went through, or that her husband went through. Be strong, and don't let that monster win.

Fresh Start

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:45 p.m.

This is a very nice gesture. Hats off to whomever thought of it.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:45 p.m.

I've taken out the links to the donation page I was sent, because apparently that didn't work. Instead, just log in to and send the money to That's the account they've set up specifically for this usage. Sorry for the confusion, everyone.


Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:42 p.m.

How large are the medical bills, so we know what's an appropriate amount to give?

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:46 p.m.

GoNavy, her bills are more than $3,000, the amount awarded by the court for restitution.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:37 p.m.

Just realized the links don't appear to be working, I'm working on trying to figure out how to fix it.


Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:33 p.m.

The link doesn't appear to be working.

Susan Montgomery

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:24 p.m.

Kyle, Could you check the links please? I tried both of them and got "Sorry — your last action could not be completed". Thanks!

Susan Montgomery

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 11:02 p.m.

Thanks, Kyle!

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:49 p.m.

Susan, it's a little more work intensive now, but if you log into PayPal or go to the site and send money to that email address, that's the account they have set up specifically for the woman and her husband.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 : 10:31 p.m.

Susan, I just noticed this. I'll check it out.