[Buck], the Weld County [Colorado]district attorney, is facing criticism from a liberal group for not prosecuting an acquaintance-rape complaint five years ago, when he told The Greeley Tribune that a jury might conclude that “this is a case of buyer’s remorse.” * * *
The Colorado Independent reported the case Monday in the first of three parts. On Tuesday, the progressive online news site published a transcript of a call the accuser made to the man allegedly involved at the request of police. In that recorded call, the man acknowledged the couple hadn’t had consensual sex, according to the transcript obtained by the site. The Colorado Independent also said it interviewed the woman.
The 2005 case involved a then-21-year-old Greeley college student who invited a former boyfriend to her apartment. She was drunk, and the man allegedly ended up having sex with her as she passed in and out of consciousness, telling him “no” several times, according to the Colorado Independent and police reports. In the telephone transcript released Tuesday, the man acknowledged those circumstances when questioned by the woman.
The transcript of the recorded call is here. The most stunning part? This exchange:
Her: I’m just really frustrated and I’m really hurt and …
Him: I know. Like, I, I, I know, like I feel, I feel awful, I really do. * * *
Her: I mean do you realize that … it’s rape.
Him: Yeah, I do.
Buyer’s remorse? No. An admission of a crime.