Jan 23, 2020 3:29 PM

Former Kansas State student sues bar over 2018 rape

Posted Jan 23, 2020 3:29 PM
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas State University student is suing a bar in the Aggiveille entertainment district where she was raped almost two years ago, alleging it lacked adequate security.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court said the woman was at O’Malley’s bar after midnight in February 2018 waiting for a friend to get off work. The woman said she had half a drink before stepping into the bar’s restroom, where two men stepped in behind her when the door failed to lock. One man raped her while the other pinned her against a wall, the suit says.

The suit also says the security cameras at the bar weren't working that night and that employees cleaned the bathroom before officers gathered evidence. No arrests have been made.

“I want these two men to be found and to answer for what they did. I want O’Malley’s to do better,” the woman said in a statement to The Star. She is asking anyone with information to come forward.