Victim Of Serial Rapist Speaks Out About Importance Of Rape Kit Testing

“I was raped by a masked man in 2003.”

It’s taken Meghan Ybos ten years to say those words publicly.

“I knew he was still out there attacking other women because it was clear from his method that he was really good at it and he thought through everything he did,” Ybos said.

She had a rape kit exam, evidence she expected would help catch her attacker.

She waited.

Nine years.

No follow-up.

No leads, no suspects.

Then police arrested serial rapist Anthony Alliano in 2012.

Was he her rapist, too?

She called Crime Stoppers

“I said, ‘Can you please check on my case, it’s been a cold case, let’s see if it matches,'” Meaghan said “Then I found out the DNA had not been tested.”

Meghan’s rape kit sat on a shelf, untested for nine years.

It was a slap in the face,” Meaghan said

She knew this was her rapist.

He hunted for victims in the Cordova area, and he wore a mask, just like her attacker.

She waited two months for her rape kit to be tested.

Then came the phone call.

Meghan was right – Alliano had raped her, too.

“It was one of the best days of my life, just because I finally had the question answered of who was this guy and I knew that he was now in a jail cell and not looking at me through my window,” she said.

She read her victim impact statement to Alliano during his sentencing.

“I was standing right next to him,” she said. “I was probably within four feet of him. And I screamed my statement at him and forced him to look me in the eye, and he did.”

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