Woman Who Reported Rape Gets Arrested -- After Her ‘Rapist’ Reports HER

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A 20-year-old student was arrested after reporting that she'd been raped -- and her rapist turned her in. Sound crazy? Well, that's because it is!! The young woman, Mary Kate Gullickson, is a student at North Dakota State University, and she got into trouble for reporting that she'd been raped. The problem was, she'd asked for it. No, I mean really asked for it. Police say she set the whole thing up on Craigslist. And then, after her rape fantasy was fulfilled, she went to the cops and reported that she'd been raped. But she didn't get away with it -- because her "rapist" reported her! This is disturbing on so many levels, I can't quite count them all, but it gets even more disturbing ...

First of all, you've got a young girl who has a rape fantasy. Although this sounds twisted, it's not that uncommon. I don't know too many women who actually go through with making sure it happens, but I do know women who have this unfortunate fantasy, and they can't even quite explain why they have it. I think these women are starved for attention or they are trying to re-enact abuse that happened to them when they were young -- what psychologists call "repetition compulsion."

Reportedly Gullickson placed her ad on Craigslist, which asked for a man to kidnap her in a ski mask, force her into a car, bind her with duct tape, rape her, and then drop her off where she'd been picked up. Would you be shocked to learn that Gullickson apparently had many, many applicants for the job?

Once she picked a guy to be her rapist and went through with it, she then promptly reported it to cops. The "rapist" himself was shocked when he saw reports of this same girl being raped and the police scouring campus for her abductor.

So the man came forward to tell police that on the very day of this alleged rape, he had fake-raped a young woman who had placed an ad on Craigslist. Campus police found the ad online, tracked down the email and phone number connected to it, and traced it to Gullickson, the very girl who had reported being raped. She was arrested for filing a police report.

But I think one of the saddest parts of this story is that when Gullickson showed her phone messages to investigators, there were so many texts from men responding to her ad that she couldn't even tell which reply came from the dude who had fake-raped her!

And there's even another level of ugh going on here, and that is that Gullickson told police she had filed the report because she did consider it rape because her boyfriend forced her to place the ad. Not sure I believe this story, because why not tell police about your boyfriend in your original report then?!

Gullickson is reportedly a psychology major, yet it sounds like she needs serious help herself. It's unfortunately stories like this that can throw suspicion on a real rape victim's report.

Do you think the man should be arrested too? Why do you think a young woman would do this?


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lalab... lalaboosh

What a mess.

worki... workingmama86

That is absolutely crazy. But I do not believe the man should be arrested. He only did what was asked of him. To me, it's no different than a boyfriend and a girlfriend, or husband and wife acting out such a fantasy. It was performed only because both were consenting for it. 

nonmember avatar kaerae

Most important thing I ever learned in high school was from a Justice of the Peace who taught our law class: "When you get to college, watch out for psychology majors. Half of them are there because they want to help people. The other half are just there to figure out what the hell is wrong with themselves." Welcome to Group B, Ms. Gullickson.

CAP1015 CAP1015

Not to use a broad brush of generalities, but unfortunately there are many people with issues that seek out and become counselors, psychologist, and therapists...............doesn't say if the Boyfriend was interviewed or not, wonder what he said.........

Juliet Jeske

She is obviously out of her mind.  How sad, if the cops can prove the emails and correspondence between the two of them are real, and that she asked for a fake rape situation there is no reason to arrest him.   People are into weird fetishes etc.  But to do this and then claim rape, is sad, pathetic and obviously a cry for help.  The woman needs it! 

szinna szinna

It's these women who make it so much harder for the rest of women to be taken seriously when it comes to rape.  No wonder our society has the inclinations to feel sorry for the rapists, such as the Steubenville boys.  Shameful.

LuvMy... LuvMyDandD

I agree with szinna. In the culture we have now, people like this woman should be punished to the max. I don't care about her obvious mental problems. The facts are that there are real victims out there reading this story who will now hesitate to come forward. Not to mention the next women who DO come forward will now be dragged though the mud, Stuebenville-style, for this idiots crime.

nonmember avatar Joshua

Dear Christ, Szinna, Stueubenville is a COMPLETELY different situation. In Stuebenville that girl didn't ask to be violated, nor gave any sort of consent. In the situation above, the woman asked and gave consent. See the difference? The Stuebenville boys were dragged through the mud because that's exactly what they deserve.

nonmember avatar Zuri

This story is too disturbing for words. I feel sorry for the man that got set up.

Craft... CraftyJenna

This is messed up. It also shows how scary craigslist can be; it sounds like in this instance she posted the ad then regretted it, but consider if a angry ex had placed the ad. I had a co-worker who's ex kept placeing ads on craigslist saying she was a sex worker looking for johns and giving the work number, we'd get scary calls all night, until we could get the ads taken down. 

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