It started as one rain drop… that turned into a flood of messages, screenshots, comments, and re-shares. This is how I uncovered an active serial rapist in my own hometown.
HE IS STILL ASKING GIRLS TO SHOOT AS OF 4/4/18 UNDER USERNAME “BUSINESSBOT” ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS INCLUDING IG.
SACPD is involved.
CONFIRMED SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS:
Sacramento, CA (lives in Roseville) *SAID HE LIVED IN RANCHO CORDOVA AT LEAST ONCE*
BAY AREA, CA
Los Angeles, CA *WAS IN LA IN 2013*
Las Vegas, NV
Lake Tahoe, NV *WAS IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE IN 2013*
How this all started…
A few nights ago a friend and I linked up for the first time in a while. Something was in the air that day because we just started getting real from the jump. We started talking about abusive exes, our PTSD nightmares, and all around fucked up shit. Then she tells me about the time she was raped by a photographer in Sacramento. Of course my hairs are standing on end as she’s telling me this fucked up story because… that’s my town… that’s my scene… I’ve probably bumped into him, he might be a friend of mine. She finally tells me his name… Marco Malek. It sounds familiar, but def not someone close to me. I feel like it took a lot out of her to even tell me this story and we’re longtime friends. She’s only told a handful of people… I couldn’t believe it.
So, as soon as I get home I tear into my laptop bag and look him up. I’ve TALKED to this guy on Facebook. Reading the messages back now… I felt sick. He kept trying to meet up with me… but would suggest that I would take advantage of his body (the nerve). I never did meet up with him; I didn’t get good vibes from him, turns out I was never more right to keep my distance. This was back in 2013-2015. Looking back at these now… I feel like I dodged a bullet.
I asked her permission to post a “no-names” post and had instructed people to DM me for the name. It had gotten to the point where people were FINISHING my sentence for me… I was blown away. People named him before I could even tell them. “Was it Marco?” “Is it Marco Malek?” Then I had gotten a message from a girl who had warned me about him last year; it was her FIRST message to me. I couldn’t handle it. Then, came the models who told me about his “aggressive behavior” trying to “make them drink”. This one story… just read the screenshots.
The first message she sent me….
THEN came the other rape survivors. He had raped at least two more girls on my Facebook. I was floored. The last rape I had heard of (from the victim herself) was on Christmas Eve 2017. My friend had thought she was alone, felt ashamed of herself, blamed herself, and this guy was a serial rapist. It was then that I realized I was no longer just fighting for my friend, I was fighting for a lot of women who’ve been sexually assaulted and harassed by this guy and felt too ashamed to speak.
I then changed the post to include his name to find more people he’s harassed and assaulted… didn’t take long. I was bombarded with messages from people all over the place. People were coming forward in private messages.
Another girl came forward BEFORE I COULD EVEN FINISH WRITING THIS POST…. (I fucking can’t)
I’ve blocked everyone’s name but my own and HIS. I’m still currently collecting stories from rape victims and models who were harassed/assaulted by this creep. We want this guy in jail.
If you have your own horrific story, screenshots of your conversations with him (before and after your encounter with him), please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE OBJECTIVE: Make the survivors feel more comfortable with coming forward and to have them file reports to the police. He needs to be IN JAIL.
If you wish to remain anonymous please say so. We need people to come forward, but we’ll take what screenshots you have (and block your name if you choose).
Below are the screenshots that just keep coming… I’m going to keep adding as people keep coming forward. You are NOT ALONE. Take your story to the police!
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