Two sexual assault incidents have been reported within two days and in different parts of the globe. One case took place in Scotland at a Foo Fighters show and the other in Ohio during a KoRn concert.
According to the New York Post, a woman was raped at the Foo Fighters’ show on Saturday (17th) at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Scotland. A woman was being attacked by two men as a courageous dog walker eventually chased them away.
The dog walker spoke to the Daily Record:
“I heard a woman scream and ran to the bushes. One man was standing by the bushes and another was inside the bushes where the woman was.”
“So I chased the men. One of the men had been in the bushes and the other seemed to be keeping a lookout. They both ran off.”
The unidentified walker mentioned that show security at the venue were nearby but “seemed unaware” of the horrific activity. Meanwhile, the police eventually told the witness that a second rape was reported as well.
A Police Scotland spokesperson later confirmed the incident, stating:
“Report of a 32-year-old woman having been sexually assaulted whilst attending an event in Bellahouston Park around midnight.”
In more disturbing news, Lambgoat reports via Fox 8 News, a man has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman during KoRn’s concert on Friday (16th) at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place around 11:00PM. The 19-year-old victim told police a heavily intoxicated man “grabbed her breasts” during the show.
The woman was unable to identify the suspect but she did provide a photo of him to the police. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office posted the image on Facebook asking for help to identify the suspect. The suspect was later identified as 44-year-old Ryan Bollas. Bollas confessed to the incident as he turned himself in to the Sagamore Hills Police.
Bollas has been charged with sexual imposition and has since been released after a $5,000 bond. Cleveland.com reports Bollas is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing on September 10th.
Concerts are supposed to be a safe haven for fans to let loose and enjoy themselves while watching live music. Unfortunately, we are facing a time when nothing seems safe anymore. People should look out for each other. If you notice any inappropriate activity, do something about it. Sexual assault of any kind is simply unacceptable.