Bloomingdale Library Rape Survivor Goes Public
Five years after she was raped, beaten and left for dead outside the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library, a Hillsborough County woman is sharing her story. Queena, as the Tampa Bay Times identifies her, was 18 when Kendrick Morris assaulted her in an attack that left her unable to walk, talk, see or eat on her own. On Saturday, Queena's family will launch JoinQueena.com, a website that documents her ongoing recovery. Morris, who is two years younger than Queena, is serving a 65-year state prison sentence.
Five years ago, she was 18 and planning for life after high school. Then came the attack outside the Bloomingdale Library that left her unable to walk, talk, see or eat on her own. The public knew her only as a rape survivor.