COLUMBUS OH July 21 2017 As a security guard and mom, a north side woman said she enjoyed helping people and felt safe working patrols at the Ashley Village Apartments on Sunshine Place.
"I got to say hi to children that were outside," the security guard said under the condition that she would not be identified. "Some people would say, 'You come out. You seem concerned of us.'"
Then in May during midnight patrols, police said a teenager targeted the security guard by hitting her in the back of the head, knocking her unconscious, raping her and stealing her gun.
"He could have taken the gun and killed me," said the security guard. "There's a lot that went though my mind."
Police say DNA left in the case matched the DNA of Nehemiah Hunter, 18. Hunter has a prior record in juvenile court and past cases cited him as using drugs and having anger issues. Now his alleged victim said she's struggling with her bills as she struggles to go back to work.
"I don't want them to pity me or see me less of a person," said the security guard.
However, Hunter maintains he does not know the victim or any officer. He also denies any involvement in the case. He faced a judge Tuesday on rape charges and the case is expected to go before a grand jury within the next two weeks.