One evening while I was from work way back in 2019 , I met this man who used to be a client at the law firm that I work for in Kampala the capital city of Uganda . Having known him for some good time , I looked at him as a responsible gentleman and the fact that he used to meet my boss who used to handle his legal work ,I did respect him because I saw someone influential then . Little did I know that the person I respected was a monster . So , on that fateful evening as I was on my way home , he stopped his car and gave me a drive as he told me he would drop me somewhere that was close to my home and then I would connect home not knowing his evil intentions . So as he drove , we nearly reached where he was supposed to drop me but then he started acting weird , trying to molest me which I couldn't stand , then I told him to stop the car and all he did was to instead increase the speed whereby we even passed where he was supposed to drop me . In a few seconds , this man turned into a monster , I couldn't understand him anymore . On seeing his attitude , I tried to open the door where so that I could just take off cause my heart was beating hard , I was so nervous , and I knew if I stayed in his car he would rape me , unfortunately he had locked up everywhere . Then I asked him to open for me but he was so abusive and he started threatening me of how he would end my life if I didn't shut up. For the time I had known him , I had never known he was even in the security forces , there and then I saw him pull out his pistol and he started praising himself of how he was going to use me and that no one would save me from an officer with a high rank . I saw tears flowing out of my eyes , so scared and my first worry that came into my mind was this monster infecting me with HIV. However , though I was in too much fear , I still prayed silently to God to save me from this evil man. So as it was getting dark , he lowered the car seat for him to sexually abuse me and threatened me if he ever finds out that I told anyone , he would ruin my reputation at my workplace and would even make me lose my job cause he was so close to my boss but luckily enough his phone rung so he concentrated on his call as he had unlocked the car , so as he spoke on phone , I felt some voice telling me to extend near the door so that I could take off but again I remembered that he would become furious and shoot me . One thing I can tell you ladies out there , there is nothing God can't do , He actually saved me from this monster , in that process as he was still on phone I saw a motorcycle coming close to where he had parked the car , remember I had checked the door was not locked so I moved out of the car slowly and stopped this motorcyclist , never told him where I was heading but I only told him to set off , and as we were leaving this evil man noticed but we were already at a distance. So , I narrated the whole story to this man as he rode me but he advised me to go to police and I told him how this man had threatened to ruin my reputation and more still , reporting such cases without evidence would not help me especially with our police . I know out there , so many women and young girls are passing through what I faced and some end up being raped but because of the fear to speak out , they end up having unwanted pregnancies , diseases , psychological torture, and I really thank world pulse for putting up something beautiful for us where we can raise our voices and I believe together we can help the victims . ## ''Stop violence against young girls and women" .
This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.