On March 6, 2011 at 16 years old one of my best friends, Avery Peterson, raped me.
On November 5, 2016 I reported it to law enforcement after having a realization that others may be victimized by my rapist. It was an extremely difficult decision to make, and I read various internet articles to help me come to my decision. Along the way I documented my emotional experience during each step and in between of the process. Now I’m sharing them here to contribute to the resources for anyone thinking to report.
TL;DR: I’m glad I did report. It was one of the most agonizing experiences of my life.