NIGHT OF HORROR AT FAIRCHILD AFB
CIVILIAN INSTRUCTOR FROM "SURVIVAL
SCHOOL" ACCUSED OF RAPING WOMAN
IN INTERROGATION ROOM - "YELL AS LOUD
AS YOU LIKE - NO ONE WILL HEAR YOU,"
MIKE FASSBENDER ALLEGED TO HAVE SAID
FEMALE VICTIM COVERED WITH BRUISES
BLOOD FOUND ON CHAIR - "ATTACKER" SAYS
"ROUGH SEX" CONSENSUAL - 32 YEAR-OLD
SUSPECT ON TRIAL IN SPOKANE, WASH.
HAD BEEN FREE ON $20,000 BAIL
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There were no witnesses to the alleged rape of a Spokane, Wash. woman in the interrogation room of the Survival School at Fairchild Air Force Base. Just the word of one female against that of Mike Fassbender, a civilian instructor at the facility. However, the police photos of the victim's many bruises indicates something horrible indeed happened there the night of October 20, 2009.
Nine months later, the case has been brought to trial in Spokane Federal Court and Fassbender finds himself charged with three counts of rape and one of sexual assault. The 32 year-old man had been out free on $20,000 bail since his arrest the day after the incident took place.
"The attack was committed with extreme cruelty," Deputy Prosecutor Sharon Hedlund said. Fassbender "has never shown the slightest remorse for what he did," the prosecuting attorney told the court.
ALLEGED ASSAULT BEGAN AFTER DINNER AT LOCAL RESTAURANT
Court papers show the couple met on the Internet and had their first date the night of the alleged assault.
According to a statement from the victim, Fassbender took her out to dinner at a nearby restaurant, then suggested they go to his place of work to "see some torture devices."
Investigators say the survival school instructor told his date she had to leave her cell phone behind because having it on base would "violate regulations." He drove her to the facility and that is where - if you believe the young woman's account - Fassbender turned into a monster.
VIOLENTLY RAPED SEVERAL TIMES DURING "ORDEAL"
"Yell as loud as you like. No one can hear you," the rapist allegedly said, as he boasted of torturing eight other women at different times at the military base.
At one point in the attack, the female claimed she was choked into unconsciousness.
The victim told cops she was violently raped "several times" during the two hour ordeal. Blood was discovered on the desk and chair where she said she'd been attacked. When the woman was finally released to go, Fassbender drove her back to her vehicle, leaving her with a "good-night" kiss. The woman went straight to a hospital where photographs showed numerous red marks and bruises all over her body.
Fassbender worked for SERE Solutions, a Spokane-based company that provides contract instructors to the U.S. military.
Chances are they won't be doing any more "business" with Fairchild AFB or the Air Force anytime soon.