Fundraising account set up for woman who was raped during Ann Arbor break-in
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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 AnnArbor.com story from Thursday’s sentencing hearing, the woman and her husband told AnnArbor.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.