The woman who survived a sexual assault in the Ballard Carter Volkswagen in May last year has spoken out in a short documentary.
The video (below), produced by filmmaker and former candidate for city council Christoper Rufo, is a detailed account of Lindsey’s experience.
According to Rufo, Lindsey reached out to him last year and asked him for help in telling her story, “and demand change in our city, so that no woman has to endure the same horror that she endured that morning last year,” Rufo writes on Facebook.
Lindsey’s attacker was 24-year-old Christopher Teel, who was a resident of Ballard’s city-sanctioned homeless camp. At the time of the assault, he had a warrant out for his arrest.
According to the King County Prosecutor’s office, Teel said he’d been in Seattle since 2016, and at the time of his arrest for the sexual assault, had a $5,000 warrant out for his arrest after he failed to appear for a hearing for trespassing in a home in Magnolia.
“I think we all need to acknowledge what we’re doing isn’t working,” Lindsey says in the video. “What we’re doing right now is actually harming the city. And, we need stronger leaders.”
Teel’s trial starts in May.