Woman Who Says She Was Tortured and Raped Feels Robbed of Justice
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In an exclusive interview with FOX 4′s John Pepitone a woman who says she was kidnapped, raped and tortured by a 56-year-old acquaintance wants the community to know she did not receive the justice she deserved.
Carey J. Clark was at first charged with Forcible Sodomy, two counts of Attempted Forcible Rape and kidnapping charges. But, prosecutors allowed him to plead to a lesser charge of assault, and he received a sentence of “time served”, meaning he spent no additional time in jail other than what he had served waiting for his trial.
“Nine months for torture, kidnapping, sodomizing, attempted rape. Nine months! It’s unbelievable. I’ve never heard nothing like this in my life. Ever,” the victim, who wanted only to be identified as “May” said.
In May of last year, the 49-year old victim says Clark offered to take her to dinner and she thought she was going on a date. According to court records, Clark and the woman met at a nightclub and she agreed to go on a date. After Clark picked her up, she says he told her he needed to return to his home in the 5900 block of Agnes to get credit cards.
Then victim says when she went inside with him, Clark locked the door and punched and kicked her in the stomach and told her, ‘That’s what you get for being a whore.’
According to May, Clark told her that he hated all women and that he “wanted to kill whores.”
The victim says he then made her take off her clothes, covered her mouth with duct tape and forced her to have sex with him for the next two days, torturing her with electrical shocks from a stun gun. During her captivity, the woman told police Clark smoked PCP.
“He took my purse. He made me get undressed and he proceeded to knock me down, punch me, kick me. He didn’t start torturing me with the stun gun until the second day of captivity,” she said. “I would get beat and tortured every four to five hours. For like ten minutes and then he would stop again for four to five hours, then he would do it again, over and over and over. The whole entire time. I was not allowed to go anywhere but the bathroom.”
She says in between the torture session, Clark would cry.
“He would actually cry, real tears, hold me in his arms and say, ‘I’m not going to hit you no more. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.’ Then in four hours, he’d do it again.”
She says the entire time she was in captivity, she didn’t eat or bathe. When Clark finally left the house to get something to eat, the woman said she escaped out an unlocked window, running naked to a neighbor’s house.
FOX 4′s John Pepitone spoke on the phone to Mike Mansur, the Public Information Officer for Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker’s office. Mansur said the assault conviction was the best they felt they could get. In all, Clark served less than seven months in jail.
“I would have taken my chances with a jury. I wouldn’t have cared if they had let him walk, not found him guilty. I would have mentally just felt more justified with a trial. I wanted to face him on that jury stand. I wanted to have eye to eye contact with this man,” May said.