Rebecca Rutland, at the age of 41 from Thunder Bay, Ont was on a vacation in Playa del Carmen with her fiance Richard Coleman, age 51. After some drinks they stopped at a restaurant on the way back to the resort, when a guy tried to pick up Rebbecca and Richard stepped in and got into a argument. Four cops were walking by when they intervened. Richard and Rebbecca were taken to jail because they thought Richard was a drug dealer. they threw Richard to the ground and hand cuffed him. They also arrested Rebbeca.
when they got to the jail they were separated. Richard says he was placed in a cell with others and it reeked of urine. Rebbeca says she was taken to a room where they preformed a frontal body search,touching her breasts and undoing her jeans. She says that the officer made her kneel and forced her to have sex with him.
She says she didn’t put up much resistance because she feared for her life. In her own words she tells why she didn’t fight back. “I did try sort of push him away but I had four officers standing there in Kevlar with machine-guns and my feeling was if I tried to resist it was going to make things a whole lot worse for me,” says Rebbeca. “And I just wanted to get out as intact as possible, which is not really all that intact actually.”
she says that they beat her and also bit her in several places. she says she saw a night supervisor and thought that he was going to stop what was happening.
When Richard found what was happening her tried to comet suicide hoping the indecent would distract the officers so Rebbeca wouldn’t get hurt anymore.
But eventually they got let out and they went to the judicial police who investigate local police in Mexico and also the Canadian consular agency in Playa del Carmen.
I think this is very important because a vacation is supposed to be relaxing and fun but i don’t think that was relaxing or fun. Also I think you should be careful when you are out of your country because stuff like that can happen and they will happen if you don’t take precautions.