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Dispatcher tells rape victim to stop crying

911 Dispatcher Tells Rape Victim To 'Quit Crying'

"Ma'am, you're going to have to quit crying."

That's what a 911 dispatcher in Columbus, Ohio told an alleged rape victim.

The woman who called 911 says a man broke into her home around 4am and forced her to perform oral sex on him at gunpoint before stealing several items and fleeing.

Dispatcher: "Where did he come in at?"
Caller: "I have no idea. I have no idea. I think the back door."
Dispatcher: "They aren't going to be able to find him on this information that you have given."
Caller: "I don't know what you deal with every day, but the kind of sympathy you have is zero."

The dispatcher's supervisor told WSYX the call could have been handled better, but the dispatcher won't be disciplined because the victim got help and the suspect, identified as 30-year-old Michael Callaghan, was arrested.

The department says out of the 1.5 million calls its received this year, only six resulted in complaints.

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