The rapist who knew how to play the rape game

The rapist who knew how to play the rape game
He only played with the right players


For his first rapes, Hy Doan didn’t have a good story to tell, but later, he figured it out: he pretended to be a doctor willing to offer a woman thousands of dollars to be his companion.

That way, after he raped her, he had a reasonable "get out of jail card" when she reported the rape. He would say that she was falsely claiming rape because he was refusing to pay her for sex, and he was only guilty of "theft of services."

It worked:

In 2000, Doan went for a late-night snack at the Eat ‘n Park on Cuyahoga Falls Avenue. There he noticed 18-year-old Colleen Imes.

"By the state’s standards, she was an adult, but really, she was still a kid," says Summit County Detective Patrick Hunt. "She was so petite, she couldn’t have weighed more than 90 pounds wet."

Imes was just Doan’s type — tiny and troubled. He approached her with a polite bow and offered to buy her food. Imes agreed.

Doan claimed to be a Dr. Chang. He said he worked at Akron City Hospital.

She told him that she was a dancer at Lisa’s Cabaret, a strip joint on Exchange Street. She’d had a troubled childhood, she revealed, and recently moved out of her mom’s place.

Doan made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, she later told police: He’d pay her $6,000 to be his date to various professional dinners and events. No sex, just companionship, he promised. Imes accepted.

Read the article: Sex Thief. Over 25 years and six dropped rape cases, Hy Doan has perfected the art of stealing sex. Cleve Scene>>

One thought on “The rapist who knew how to play the rape game”

  • Anonymous says:

    This squares with what I’ve always known about rape – it’s not a crime of sex as much as it is a crime of power – a crime that uses power over someone weaker to have "sex." This creep picked on weaker girls because he was weak himself. He promised desperate girls money and they were blinded by him. Watch out!

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