A member of the Occupy New Haven movement was raped in a tent at the Occupy camp late on Monday night or early Tuesday morning, police said.
Police said a woman went to find the victim on Tuesday afternoon because she had not seen her.
She went to the woman’s tent and called for her, but there was no answer, so she looked inside the tent and found the woman, police said.
The victim wasn’t able to respond, police said, so the witness yelled out to other Occupiers to call police and emergency medical services.
At some point, the victim told the witness she had been raped in a tent at the camp, police said.
Police responded to the camp at 3:25 p.m. The victim was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital and police charged England Gamble, 53, of New Haven, with first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint.
Gamble is on the state sex offender registry for a first-degree sexual assault conviction in 1991. The registry said he was released from prison in 1996 and did not register his address.
Members of the Occupy movement said neither Gamble nor the victim are members of the movement. They said both are homeless and set up a tent nearby.
Police have not classified Gamble as homeless, but said if the Occupy movement was not on the green, that Gamble would not have been able to set up camp there.
Hat tip: Memeorandum
There are just an awful lot of rapes happening to "non-members of Occupy" and being committed by "non-members of Occupy" at Occupy encampments around the country. What would the media coverage of the Tea Parties have been like if there were this many rapes, assaults, and thefts happening at Tea Party protests?
Let me ask who on earth would want to live in a society run by the Occupy people and their sympathizers?
If these encampments are any indication, I don't think anyone in their right mind would want to.
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