A Raleigh rape survivor’s artistic ability played a major role in making an arrest in the case.
“She was able to draw a picture,” said prosecutor Katy Pomeroy. “She’s an excellent artist and was able to draw a picture of her attacker right then. She said ‘I never knew him. I’ve never met him.'”
In May 2017, a man raped a 15-year-old girl near the Dominion Park neighborhood in North Raleigh, North Carolina. Investigators said the attack was random.
The girl was walking home from the neighborhood pool when a man grabbed her on the sidewalk, pulled her into a backyard, and brutally beat and raped her.
“She suffered a dislocated jaw as you can see, has some horrific bruising to her entire face. She had memory loss,” Pomeroy said.
Sean Thomas Klinek, 28, of Apex has been arrested and charged with the crime. Pomeroy said Klinek was in the area working “doing cable, laying out cable.”
Klinek is charged with first-degree forcible rape, first-degree kidnapping, and assault inflicting serious bodily injury.
“She immediately said, ‘Oh, my God. That is him. I recognize him. I know that is him. That is the man who attacked me,'” Pomeroy said.
The 15-year-old survivor is an artist.
She drew a