This is about a good friend. She is 26 and we live in the state of Connecticut. She is a teacher at a high school. 2 weeks ago a 16-year old student of hers showed up on her doorstep in tears, said he was having family problems and asked if they could talk. She let him in and talked with him about how his parent's divorce was destroying his family. As they were sitting on her couch talking, he leaned over to kiss her. She pulled back telling him that was inapropriate. This made him angry and he smacked her, and she screamed. He pulled out a knife and told her that if she didn't shut-up and do what he wanted he would kill her. He then proceeded to rape her on the couch. She was a virgin and he was rough so she bled quite a bit. This made him angry and he told her she was a dirty whore. He then forced her to preform oral sex on him. Afterwards he forced her to take a shower and scrubbed her telling her how dirty she was. Then he pulled her out of the shower and raped her again on her bed. He told her that if she told anyone what had happened he would say that they had a long-standing consenual sexual relationship and when he threatened to tell his parents they were sleeping together she cried rape. She hasn't told anyone but me and that took her two weeks. This kid has been calling her at home and she has to see him everyday at school. The emotional trauma that causes is beyond my imagination...not to mention she's terrified of him and that he'll try something again. What will happen if she reports this...does she have a legal foot-hold to stand on? Wouldn't you assume that if she reports the rape and he counters with his allegations...then she may very well lose her job? Can she get protection from him without reporting him and if she reports him is she just as likely to be burned at the stake? Any advice would be helpful...I really care about her and don't want to see her suffer...I also don't want to leave him free to destroy other lives. All we have is people saw her with bruises but no pictures...a little bit of blood on a couch cushion and her word. The kid has no priors...and pretty much stays out of trouble at school. We live in the state of Connecticut.