Thats why a lot of survivors dont come forward, she said.
They dont want people to say they brought it on themselves.
Smith told investigators there were other assaults more serious than this. Like Koval, she met Smith on POF.com, the Plenty of Fish dating website.
They went on two dates back in February and had consensual sex once.
But once they were at his Northeast Side home, he took it too far, according to Sgt. Shed gone to Smiths Northeast Side apartment willingly, after meeting him on an online-dating website a week earlier and spending a few hours hanging with him and her friends. Smith is charged with two counts each of rape and kidnapping in connection with the assaults on Koval and the woman he was with on Monday.
When SWAT officers arrived at Smiths apartment at 5005 Clancy Court on Monday, they saw him leaving with another woman.
Officers went to his house to check on him and found nothing wrong.
Terry Mc Connell, of the Columbus police sexual-assault unit. In some of the cases, the women agreed to consensual sex and went to Smiths house voluntarily.But once theyd got to the house, hed take it above what was agreed upon, Mc Connell said.The detective said Smith would force the women into sex acts they didnt want to do.Accused of raping two women he met online, Terry L. told detectives that he was surprised it took so long to arrest him, Columbus police said. dropped Shirley Koval off at a Hilltop intersection early on Sunday morning, he likely figured shed say nothing. It was pressure from Kovals 11-year-old sister that persuaded her to go to the emergency room, and later police. After Smith was in custody, the 25-year-old woman who had been with him told police that she, too, had been raped.The women Smith met on Internet dating sites agreed to have sex with him. None of the others that police say were raped by Smith had reported it, silenced by a combination of fear, shame and self-blame. After all, Smith later told Columbus police, hed done much worse to at least a half-dozen other women. The 21-year-old didnt want to tell anyone what had happened, didnt want to deal with an invasive exam, the questions or the accusations. Instead, she said, he raped her and took her virginity. The Dispatch does not typically name victims of sexual assault, but Koval agreed to tell her story and be named.