17 year old Kheilani Castaneda describes allegedly being drugged, kidnapped and raped in an empty barracks room on Fort Bliss. According to Kheilani, she was out at a bar on September 10, 2022 when she suddenly blacked out and woke up as three Fort Bliss soldiers were trying to put her in the trunk of their car to smuggle her on base where she would later be raped multiple times by one of the soldiers. The incident was recorded and distributed by this soldier. Kheilani describes reporting the rape to Army CID, but felt like they spent more time investigating her than they did the soldier. At one point, they attempted to blame the bruises she had on an innocent soldier as well as threatened to press charges against her if she shared her story publicly. Multiple people have since reached out to Kheilani describing similar situations with the accused soldier and his friends group. She is sharing her story in hopes that the Army will reopen the case so that justice may be served and to prevent other women from experiencing the same.
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