Rape Victim Fighting for Rights

A woman who was brutally raped in her South Richland apartment is taking her story to the state legislature to try to protect other women.

51-year old Dana Widrig was assaulted at the Villas Apartments on Gage Boulevard in 2009.  Her attacker, Cody Kloepper, was a maintenance man for the complex and used a duplicate key to gain entry into her unit.

Widrig wants to change state laws regarding who has access to duplicate apartment keys.  She is working with lawmakers in Seattle where she currently lives and in Richland, as well as tenants rights groups.

Widrig has just settled a lawsuit against the previous owner of the Villas Apartments, and the property manager.

Kloepper is serving a minimum of 24 and a half years in prison.