10 Women Who Fought Back Against Their Attackers-MainPhoto


2. Erica Hammermeister, Fights Off Serial Rapist

Serial rapist Larry Takahashi sits in a British Columbia prison thanks to victim Erica Hammermeister. He attacked her in 1983. Her screaming during his attack sadly caused the miscarriage of her twins, but clued police in on what was going on behind closed doors. While Hammermeister didn’t physically conquer the man who sexually assaulted an undetermined number of women from 1979 to 1983, she was and remains responsible for his imprisonment today. She and a few of his other victims regularly petition to keep him in jail and serve the remainder of his three life sentences.