It is an event they have tried to forget for the last six years. But on Thursday, two women raped at knifepoint by a masked man who burst into their college apartment in September 2008 took the stand in Suffolk Superior Court to recount the brutal attack and to face questions from their alleged assailant.
Neither woman looked at accused rapist Marcos Colono, 36, as they described to the court how the masked man pressed the knife to their bodies and forced them to lie on their stomachs in the living room and raped them repeatedly. The man told them to be quiet; he said he would “leave happy.”
When he was finished, the masked man tied them up.
“He was deciding whether or not he should stay and wait for [our third roommate] to get back, or if he should just leave,” said one of the women, who appeared to cry softly throughout her testimony, but who spoke firmly as she was questioned by the prosecutor. “A little while later, we realized we couldn’t hear him anymore.”
The Globe does not identify victims of sex crimes.
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