Local woman says she’s been waiting almost a year for justice after her sexual assault

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A local woman says she’s had to wait too long for justice after her boyfriend beat and sexually assaulted her last year. 

Teisha Haynes told Local 4 News her boyfriend, who is in the army, beat her with a wire hanger and raped her last June. She reported it to the military and police, but Haynes said it doesn’t feel like they are doing enough. 

She filed for an order of protection, but her attacker is fighting it. Because he was deployed overseas, the hearing has been delayed. 

Haynes says it feels like her life is on hold and she doesn’t want other survivors to feel silenced like she does.

“I want people to speak their truth and demand justice. You know, nobody should have to go through this. Nobody should have to go through all this just to get justice,” Haynes said. 

Haynes said she plans to demonstrate outside the Rock Island County Justice center every Wednesday.

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