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SRJC victim talks about attack

A Santa Rosa Junior College employee said Friday she fought off her attacker with her fists, screams, bites and any object she could use as a weapon.

?I tried to reason with him, but then I finally went into scream mode,? she said in her first public comments since the Tuesday morning attack at the campus. ?I thought, ?I could end up dead.?

The 59-year-old longtime employee recounted the attack that left her with extensive bruises and cuts. She said she was speaking about the incident with the hope that more details will help police catch the suspect.

?I?m not going to let him win,? she said.

The woman spoke by phone from her home on condition of anonymity. The Press Democrat typically does not identify the victims of sexual abuse.

On Tuesday morning, she said, she was working alone in an office in the back of the Burbank Auditorium building. No classes were in session, and there were few students on campus.

At 10:45 a.m., she answered a knock at her door.

?He was wearing a wife-beater (tank top), carrying a light gray or white sweat shirt. He had that over his face,? she said.

He threw the sweat shirt over her head and pushed her back into the office.

Almost immediately he wrestled her to the ground and sat on her head to try and control her, she said.


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