‘He Was Willing to Say What No One Else Would’

“Rape is ugly. Fear is devastating. Witnessing a murder is a life-changer. But on the other side of that was the joy of the relationship I had been in with Teresa, an upcoming wedding, our plans to have a baby and live happily ever after. He spun these two tales together, and it was as if someone reached inside my heart and pulled out the truth — all of it.”

Jennifer Hopper, “the bravest woman in Seattle,” whose horrific experience was recounted in Eli Sanders’ Pulitzer-winning feature story.

Hopper showed up at the office of The Stranger yesterday to congratulate Sanders.