A Greenwood woman who, detectives said, was raped while her children were inside the apartment shared her story with Fox59 Thursday afternoon.
"It's extremely traumatic, but, I am a strong woman and I'm, you know, staying strong for my kids," she said.
She is a mother of two children. She said she cannot forget what happened Sun., July 29.
"I did not know him. Nope. I had never seen him before in my life," she said. "I have flashbacks just seeing his face and hearing, you know, the -ugh- the vicious (things) he would say and then do."
Greenwood detectives believe 33-year-old Shawn Corbally broke into her apartment and raped her repeatedly. She said he was there for at least two hours.
"There were many times where I just wanted to fight and, you know, he had threatened to kill my little girl, if I didn't do what he said."
Since that day, she said she has not been back inside her Ashmore Trace apartment. She moved to a new home and said she planned to buy new furniture. She said this has also become a financial burden.
"I do feel vindicated that I was brave enough to go to the police and, you know, explain what happened and now he is behind bars," she said.
The mother told Fox59 she is upset Corbally had been arrested in Indianapolis a week before on a sexual battery charge. Corbally was released when that alleged victim could not make a positive identification.
"It makes me feel extremely disgusted and very, very mad that they let him go."
While she said she probably will not be able to forget what happened, she plans to try.
"I just have to go on. I have two young children. I have to stay strong for them," she said.
She said she is thankful that her family, friends, and strangers are helping her financially. A fund was set up to help her called Helping Heal Victims Fund, Inc. She said people have already made donations to MainSource Bank, located at 989 U.S. 31 in Whiteland. The number is (317) 535-3069 or 1-800-713-6083.
She told Fox59 she plans to apply for financial help under the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Violent Crime Compensation Fund.
Corbally remains behind bars. He faces several charges, including rape and burglary. Fox59 requested to speak with him. He declined.
"If this has happened to anybody just, you know, go to the police or somebody," she said.