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Gang raped at 17. Therapy at 65.

By Leonora LaPeter Anton | Times Staff
Published: January 4, 2018 Updated: January 4, 2018 at 12:09 PM
MONICA HERNDON | Times Evelyn Robinson posed for a portrait in St. Petersburg, Fla. on November 17, 2017. Robinson was raped at 17 years old in 1969 in St. Petersburg. She returned to the corner where she called the police for this portrait.

It’s March 29, 1969. Evelyn Robinson is 17, and she has just won a beauty contest. She’s walking to her sister’s house in south St. Petersburg late at night, when a man she barely knows offers her a ride. It starts to drizzle, the man circles around, picks her up. Other men get in the car. That night changes her life.

Decades later, she is still wrestling with what took place.


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