Fire Detective Accused of Raping a Sexual Assault Victim

Target: Andy Beshear, Attorney General of Kentucky

Goal: Terminate employment of detective who allegedly forced himself on a rape victim.

A rape victim was violated a second time when Kentucky detective John Nissen allegedly offered to give her a ride home only to take her to a motel and demand sex. The victim claimed Nissen also tried to persuade her not to press charges against her first assailant. Nissen has since been suspended and awaits arraignment.

This is beyond unacceptable. It is horrific enough that the poor woman was sexually assaulted even once, but the authority figure she trusted to aid her allegedly took advantage of her; not only by forcing her into sex for a second time, but attempting to intimidate her into keeping quiet about the first assault. This is no way for a man on the police force to behave towards a victim, especially in the wake of many sexual misconduct allegations against a variety of men in different fields.

Suspension is not nearly enough punishment for Nissen for his alleged crime. The poor woman deserves justice, just as this man must be forced to face it to the full extent of the law. Sign this petition to have Detective Nissen’s employment terminated.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Beshear,

A detective has recently been accused of raping a woman who had sought his aid after previously being raped. John Nissen allegedly offered to take her home, only to bring her to a motel and force her into sex as well as persuading her to keep quiet about the first assault. He has been suspended, but that is not nearly enough.

Nissen’s alleged actions were unacceptable, reeking strongly of rape culture and misogyny. Not only did this man reportedly force himself onto a woman who had preciously been violated, but he also allegedly tried to silence her when she most needed her voice to be heard. Additionally, he is a man in a position of justice and authority who reportedly abused his power as well as the woman’s trust. Suspension is not punishment enough. Nissen must be terminated and never allowed to return to the force. Please ensure that he faces justice.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Chase Carter

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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    stop rape culture. just ban it!

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