Mother of rape victim speaks out
Posted at: 06/08/2012 4:52 PM
| Updated at: 06/08/2012 5:50 PM
By: Joangel Concepcion | WHEC.com
A mother is speaking out after the man who police say raped her mentally challenged daughter was taken into custody.
News10NBC is not identifying the mother or the daughter in this case, but she was willing to speak with us Friday afternoon. The mother revealed some disturbing new details about David Issac, the man charged with raping her daughter in Canandaigua. In fact, the mother told News10NBC Isaac moved right next door to them after police say he raped her daughter.
The victim is 18-years-old. Her mother tells News10NBC when she was two, she was hit by a car and suffered traumatic brain injury. Police say she was walking to a local store when they saw David Issac talked her into going to a nearby house and that’s where they said he sexually assaulted her.
The mother is torn apart, confused. Police say Issac did the unthinkable. They say he raped her 18-year-old mentally challenged daughter.
Mother said, “Does she understand what happened to her? No, she really doesn’t.”
Police arrested Issac Thursday afternoon, months after the victim told police he sexually assaulted her. Police say he lured her into a home where they had sexual relations. Her mother says he knew she was mentally challenged. Police spent months gathering evidence against Isaac. But during that time, he moved right next door to the victim, making matters even worse.
Mother said, “She’s depressed. She's depressed and anxious and she just kind of doesn't know what to do.”
The news didn’t sit well with neighbors either who didn’t know a suspected rapist was living close by.
Edward Dietsche said, “It does make me uneasy that something like this would happen inside the neighborhood. We just need to take more steps to make sure it doesn't happen again.”
Erica Barnhart said, “It makes me feel disgusted, really disgusted especially with a mentally challenged girl. To me that's really wrong, taking advantage of somebody.”
The victim’s mother says she was happy to know her daughter is no longer in danger and hopes other parents take notes.
Mother said, “Just watch your kids carefully. Watch your kids carefully. You just never know anything can happen, anything bad.”
Police charged Isaac with second degree rape. If convicted, he faces up to seven years in prison. As for the victim, her mother says she is looking for a counselor to help her daughter and she just tries to make her smile everyday.