On Reddit: Grace McComas died three years ago today. She committed suicide. The year prior, her neighbor had drugged and raped her. The rape was eventually reported to school and county officials. No one would help her. The reported rapist harassed her endlessly in retaliation for reporting. Witness retaliation is illegal. He was never charged. Grace was a victim of rape, then a victim of witness retaliation, then a victim of misogyny. The neighbor now attends a Baltimore area university where no one has any warning of his history drugging, raping, and harassing females. Take the time to read her mother's blog and leave a kind word: https://mccomastruth.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/the-struggle-to-save-grace/ #Blue4Grace She was 15. If I read the blog correctly, the police refused to take a rape report. Grace did not immediately call the attack a rape. Rape doesn't necessarily look like people expect it to look. This was rape. She told adults what happened. At the time of the rape, she had been watching her neighbor's house while they were away, and she showed an older teenage boy (a different neighbor) the alcohol at the house she was watching. He took it from there. The blog explains. After she told what happened, she was charged with a felony crime and ordered to pay to replace the mattress, bedspread and frame because she had bleed on them during the course of the attack, and the homeowners claimed the thought disguised them so much they threw away the raped-on bedding. The rapist used social media to harass Grace. The situation was quite severe and threatening. Some of the messages are in the mother's blog. School administrators treated her like garbage. They had a slime bucket lawyer on staff who must have thought his job was to bury abuse allegations. A comment on one page in the blog explains how the attorney gave the family misinformation. It seems like the school attorney and administrators enjoyed watching the abusive retaliation. After she committed suicide, school administrators removed all mention of her from the school yearbook. Two years later, in 2014, her friends wanted to wear small blue ribbon pins on their graduation gowns. School administrators threatened to not allow them to graduate on stage if they did. The graduation story made news, and school officials eventually gave in. If you Google her name, you'll see news stories about the graduation. Police treated her like garbage. The rapist's parents are well connected in the wealthy county (top five wealthiest counties in the USA, per Wikipedia -- I suppose some think they are above answering to allegations). The latest class of recruits lacks a mix of females that could help the department add perspective to situations: https://twitter.com/HCPDNews/status/585956851482808321/photo/1 It's time to make some arrests for witness intimidation. She reported a rape. He threatened her life. That's a felony. Why has he not been charged? The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, filled with low-income people, while rich rapists enjoy their place above the law. Three years have passed. The county has a different police chief and a different county executive (mayor). Any tweets you send to #HoCoMD (for Howard County, Maryland) would be seen by area bloggers.