College student shares spring break nightmare: kidnapping, rape

College student shares spring break nightmare of kidnapping, rape

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A student at Michigan State University, who will remain anonymous, went on a spring break trip like many college kids do.

But she encountered a horrifying experience -- one she is now sharing with others to warn about the dangers of thinking you're invincible.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear her story in a report from FOX 2's Taryn Asher

She was with her friends in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at a club. They decided to go back to the hotel for the night, but she says she couldn't find her friends so she was going to get a cab by herself.

She was alone for less than a minute when she remembers a local man approached her and offered to hail her a cab.

She got in the cab -- and so did the man.

She pleaded to be taken back to her hotel but instead the cab driver, who was apparently in cahoots with the man, drove her to a field. She remembers them talking in Spanish about killing her.

At the field, she tried to run but they grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

Eventually, another car pulled up and the two attackers took off. She was able to run to a nearby hotel for help.

She was taken to the hospital for tests and treatment, but her emotional scars are still there.

"You hear these stories but you never think it's going to be you, and it happened to me in 10 minutes. And it was easy for them, and if they did it to me they could do it to anyone else. And so I really want people to be aware that, really, don't be alone."

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