Provo River Trail rape case had profound impacts for victim, her family and community
Proctor said the public outpouring of concern was remarkable. While her primary concern was assisting victims and their families, she also had to deal with a barrage of well wishers, who had included high ranking public officials. Some were refused visits.
While many people wanted to conduct fundraisers and open accounts to benefit the sexual assault victim, Proctor said the only fund established was not named for the victim, which protected her identity and ensured that proceeds would not count as her income and conceivably "jeopardize her Social Security application."
Because the young woman's injuries were so severe, Proctor helped the family work through a Medicaid application practically from the start.
While Proctor has guided many victims through the criminal justice system, this case involved frequent hospital visits and months of contact with her family.
Proctor said at times, she labored to keep her emotions in check. "Not once did I see him (Leonard) show any iota of remorse."
"I had to remember at all times, I'm the professional … this didn't happen to me."
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