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Downtown garage owner insensitive regarding alleged sexual assault, victim says

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a downtown parking garage says the garage owner was not sensitive to what happened to her.

The victim was allegedly sexually assaulted by Floyd Crawford, 44, in a parking garage in the 700 block of N. 7th Street. Crawford is also accused of sexually assaulting two other women in downtown garages.

“The door opens and I proceed to get off the elevator, he reaches up under my coat and grabs me between the legs and tries to pull me back,” the victim, who did not want to be identified, said. “I feared for my life. I didn’t know what he would do to me. I’ve never been violated like that in my life. All I kept thinking of is my family.”

The victim, a mother of four, fought back and got away. She said she then contacted SP Plus, the company that owns the garage, and was told there were no working surveillance cameras in the garage. She also said she received a very insensitive response from SP Plus on what occurred.

“'We apologize for the inconvenience,' is what they said,” the victim said. “The inconvenience. Where is your compassion? I hand you a monthly fee and assuming that I have safety not just for my car but for me, and I have neither. You have no safety whatsoever.”

The victim told News 4 she later learned about an identical attack at the same garage in 2014. That victim also told News 4 she expected security to be better.

“I blame the company for my attack because this was the same person that attacked the woman two years ago and had those cameras been working, he would have been caught and we wouldn’t been sitting here now,” said the victim.

SP Plus previously told News 4 a professional security company conducts patrols throughout the garage on a daily basis.

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