Diamond: I came to Savannah because I was doing a lot of things in Augusta and my mom wanted me to go to a new environment. When I got here, I met this Jamaican. He was a bootleg and he was very old.
So, me and my sister had been going to him for about 9 months to get sodas and stuff. He was like a candy man, you know? Every time I’d try to pay for something he’d say “no, no you keep.” My sister told me, “you better start paying because you don’t want to owe that man.” So, I stopped going around so much because he was always trying to give me things.
One day I saw him and he asked if I want to smoke a blunt, so I said yeah. I’d seen other women there so I thought it was OK. I was like eight months pregnant at the time. He left and came back from another room. When he came back, he had a machete. He saw that I had some money and so he started accusing me of stealing from him.
It was me and another lady in this room when he started acting crazy. I started crying and the other lady kept telling him that I was pregnant. He let the other lady leave and told her, “if you tell, I’m gonna kill both of y’all.” *Tears* She left out the door.
He started throwing plates and stuff like that. He was snorting coke. He started taking off his clothes, looking at me, playing with himself. He made me take off all my clothes and he tried to rape me.
I was in there for a couple of hours. Finally I got a chance to get out. I ran out of the house butt naked. I stayed right there til the police come. They took him away but I was so scared.