25-year-old victim who suffered two dislocated shoulders, lost some teeth and suffered multiple stiches behind her and head and lips during a brutal attempted rape at the Riverwest neighborhood satisfied with guilty verdict of assailant.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 4, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, a Milwaukee County jury found Derrick D. Brown, 33, guilty on three felony counts for first-degree sexual assault while using a dangerous weapon (facing up to 60 years in prison), kidnapping (40 years and $100K in fines) and substantial battery (3 years and 6 months and $10K in fines) for the December 12, 2014 attack of Alena Joling, 25, also known as Colin Acumen. Brown is facing up to 103 years and 6 months in prison and $110,000 in fines when he is sentence on July 22.
Joling was walking on the sidewalk by the Snails Crossing Park and playground at the 3200 block of N. Bremen St. in the Riverwest neighborhood when she was attacked by Brown.
According to the criminal complaint, Brown forced Joling into the park, then struck her several times with a weapon and attempted to sexually assault her. She resisted, managed to scream and Brown fled after people came to her aid.
Brown was arrested by police a month later of the attack and identified through DNA.
The day after her brutal attack by Brown, Joling in her Facebook account under Acumen posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed directly giving the “Bird” (middle finger), as a defiant statement to Brown who brutally assaulted her and attempted to rape her that December night. She wrote, “Guess who didn’t get raped last night? This woman right here.”
Joling suffered four lacerations in the back of her head requiring 15 staples, ten stiches in her noise, six stiches in her lip and damage to her two front teeth, which were eventually pulled. She also suffered from two dislocated shoulders as well. In her posting on December 22, Joling wrote that she was healing and the staples had been removed, fracture bones were healing and was expected go through several surgeries.
Joling acknowledged those (heroes) who heard her screams for help and came to her aid.
Joling, is a Drag King who uses the stage name of Acumen as part of the Sharp Brothers, Milton Kings, a Burlesque and Draglesque performing and entertainment show in the Milwaukee area. A Drag King is usually a female performing artist who is dressed up in masculine drag and portrays man stereotypes while on stage during a musical performance.