Source: Two More Victims Step Forward in Wilson Pool Rape Case

Victim told her family her attacker was a pool employee who let them in for an after-hours party

By Mark Segraves
|  Friday, Dec 6, 2013  |  Updated 1:04 PM EDT
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A woman's family tells News4 that she was beaten and sexually assaulted in side a locker room at DC's Wilson Aquatic Center during an after hours visit.

Jackie Bensen

A woman's family tells News4 that she was beaten and sexually assaulted in side a locker room at DC's Wilson Aquatic Center during an after hours visit.

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Two more victims have come forward to say they were raped at the Wilson Aquatic Center by an employee who brought them there after hours, a law enforcement source told News4.

Both victims are teenage minors and say they were taken to the pool on Nov. 9 by two men, one of whom is an employee at the pool. Police are currently investigating that same employee after similar allegations were made last month.

D.C. police say on Nov. 26, a woman claimed she was severely beaten and raped at the Wilson Aquatic Center in Northwest by a pool employee who let himself and the victim in after hours. The man then drove the injured, 22-year-old victim back to her home in Prince William County, Va., where he left her at the doorstep of her home, her uncle and father told News4.

The pool is run by the District's Department of Parks and Recreation, and the workers there are rec department employees. A spokesperson for the rec department also confirmed an ongoing investigation into an incident at the pool.

Last month, a rec department spokesperson told News4 “safety is our top priority.”

The pool is next to Wilson High School, and the school's swim teams use the facility, but it is not run by the school. The school's swim team practiced on Tuesday morning, apparently before the attack had been reported.

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