Victim in Kenneth City rape case says sex was consensual

12:04 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

Kenneth City, Florida- Last week, it was the top story on the evening news. 

Kenneth City Police reported the case of a man who allegedly barricaded himself in his ex-girlfriend's apartment. A news release sent out to local media went on to explain when officers made a forced entry, they reportedly found 20-year-old Preston Meierhoff sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in a back bedroom.

"I was shocked," said the victim who asked not to be identified, and says news reports of what happened did not accurately depict what really happened inside her apartment in the early morning hours of May 7th.

"I initially said no, but after I said no it became consensual," said the alleged victim in an exclusive interview with 10 News.

She says while her story to police has remained consistent, she is sure her longtime boyfriend doesn't deserve to be charged with rape.

"I think that was interpreted wrong, or maybe I came across wrong. It was all very fast and overwhelming and upsetting."

Meierhoff, an amateur mixed martial arts fighter, is accused of battering one of the victim's friends- who she arrived home with the night of the attack.

"That was definably wrong," she says of the suspect's actions. "That's why I said he definitely did this to himself and is in jail for that reason."

Meierhoff's mother says she is also upset how her son was portrayed on television and in the official police report.

"I could literally feel my heart dropping," said Frankie Styles, the suspect's mother after watching reports of her son's alleged actions on television. "I know what kind of boy he is- very respectful- and he knows to always treat women with respect."

Kenneth City Police stand by their initial investigation and say the case is now in the hands of the State Attorney's Office which is still waiting to review related evidence. 

The alleged victim only hopes prosecutors listen to her side of the story and take into account her wishes.

"I would like to drop the charges that they have me having against him," the victim said. "He didn't rape me."

Follow 10 News Reporter Beau Zimmer on twitter @Zimm10

You may also like...

Tropical Trouble: Code enforcement wants dream treehouse torn down

Prostitute Roundup: 92 arrested in online sex sting

Attractive Convict: Woman behind mug shot meme sets the record straight

Crime-Fighting Gator: Man flees cops, attacked by alligator

Homebrew Soda: Man claims to find Coca-Cola recipe, sells it on eBay

Friendly Fire: Woman accidentally shoots friend at Starbucks

Science project gone bad: Teen arrested after school explosion

PHOTOS: Bikini bike wash!

Trapped: Elderly man trapped in car for days, survives on snacks

Happy Reunion: Kidnapped kids taken to Cuba back with grandparents

Faces of Meth: Before and After pictures

Sex tape scandal: Miss Delaware Teen USA resigns

Neigh! Video shows man brutalizing, having sex with horse

Sex blog: Tampa area school CFO busted over her dirty sex porn blog *warning, GRAPHIC*

Nasty Nasty Dining: 10 of the nastiest restaurants in Tampa Bay in 2012

APP-tastic: Download the 10 News app for your iPad

Yowtch! Teen accidentally shoots off his penis, testicle

Bikini Photos: 2012 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

Money MondaysHow you can search for unclaimed cash

Sex Offender Mugshots: Look up Florida Sex Offenders here

Bikinis, mud, trucks: The Redneck Yacht Club

Naughty Schoolgirls: Naughty schoolgirl night at Tampa club pictures

Nip/tuck: Hooters tries surviving middle age with a makeover

Outrageous mug shot galleries...

Strange: Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen

Notorious Women: Bad girls behind bars

Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots

Celebrities: The rich and famous have their own booking photos

Jaw droppers: Open mouth mug shots

Laughers: What's so funny mug shots

Prostitutes: Prostitute mug shots

Athletes: Professional athlete mug shots

Porn arrests: Child porn arrest mug shots

Local Mugs: Hillsborough County Mug shots

More unusual mug shots and galleries: 10 News slideshows and galleries

Most Watched Videos