11 The investigation met with a woman who claims she was raped in an apartment building for employees at Cedar Point in 1994 and became pregnant.

SANDASKI, Ohio – it was 1994. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl, “Forest Gump” became the hit of the year, and fashion shifted from bright colors to grunge.

The teenager, whom we will call Annie, was 18 years old, she lived a full life, but she needed money. Toledo decided to get a job in one of the biggest attractions in the state – Cedar Point.

Do you know the movie “Lubricant”? Well, that was the summer, ”she says. Time for work, parties and young life. She decided to live in housing for Cedar Point employees.

“It was a fun summer – until August 5,” Annie said.

It’s a rendezvous that lingers in her head. Annie said she met a guy who also worked at the park and he asked her to come to his dorm. She said they were just having fun, playing booze. Except that the fun and games stopped quickly.

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“He was on me. He was taking off my clothes. He … he didn’t stop when I said no,” Annie said.

She said she went to park officials to try to find out more about the man who raped her, but she said they would not give her that information. She only knew his dorm number and name.

“I really went to the office and told them about it. They said, “Well, did you drink?” I said everyone drinks, and they say, “Well, you’re a minor. Did you drink? Because if you drink, you lose your job and you lose the bonus,” she said.

Survivors are afraid

Annie went home for a few weeks, confused about what to do next. But she never saw what happened.

“I found out I was pregnant,” she said. “I didn’t know what to do, I really didn’t know. So many things were going on in my head. “

She did not believe in abortion and decided to leave the child – to raise him alone.

Annie said she did not contact police because she feared they would do nothing and that she would be blamed for what had happened.

“What the survivors are telling us is that they are afraid and afraid of revenge from their criminal. They are afraid that the people they will tell will not believe them, ”said Sondra Miller, president of the Cleveland Rape Crisis. Center.

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Annie said her mother kicked her out of the house after she told her about the pregnancy.

“For years, I thought it was my fault, and now I know it’s not my fault, I didn’t do anything wrong,” Annie said.

In WTOL 11 she was asked if she understood this. “When I was at my son’s doctor’s office and heard the news,” she replied. “I thought, ‘My God, I didn’t do anything wrong.’

The news was about our investigation which found that Cedar Point staff over the past five years have received police reports of 27 allegations of sexual assault.

“It’s been almost 30 years and I hope it now helps other women get out,” Annie said.

She added that the burden was lifted from her shoulders when she learned that she was not alone, but along with that awareness came anger.

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“They’re still putting children at risk, and they’re still not doing anything to change that. I have living proof of what happened to me,” Annie said.

A WTOL 11 investigation confirmed Annie’s allegations. Our team has spoken to her roommate at Cedar Point since that summer, a woman who continues to be her best friend all these years. The woman confirmed many key details of Annie’s story.

A friend admitted that Annie did not tell her about the rape until she saw the report of 11 investigations earlier this month, but she told us: “Now everything makes sense.”

A friend said that after August 5, 1994, there was a change in Annie. The extroverted, tumultuous teenager became more wary. She said she would like Annie to tell her earlier, but she is 100 percent sure Annie is telling the truth.

Accusations of sexual assault continue

Complaints received by our editorial office continue to be investigated by our investigative team.

WTOL 11 appealed to Cedar Point regarding Annie’s claims. The spokesman did not consider these claims, but he answered a separate question about staff data verification, saying these verifications are a key part of the hiring process.

Cedar Point officials continue to cite their initial statement:

“The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority. Through a variety of methods our on-site housing is monitored 24/7. In addition, our team is ready to assist partners at any time through a variety of resources, including on-site security , a program for sending text messages in emergencies, a specialized and confidential hotline and access to mental health programs.

Cedar Point takes these issues very seriously. All reports of misconduct are promptly responded to, reviewed and, if necessary, passed on to local law enforcement for further investigation. ”

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