Who Is Gerald Friend?

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This true story has very little to do with Nirvana's song, "Polly," except to provide a source of inspiration perhaps. Kurt Cobain's references prove he had no knowledge of the actual events and he knew little of what actually happened to the girl kidnapped by Gerald Friend. I served on the jury that convicted Gerald Friend of the kidnap, rape and torture of this girl. Yes, a fourteen-year-old runaway girl in Tacoma, Washington, was kidnapped by Gerald Friend, but initially, she willingly got into his car with him. The girl had run away from home and had been secretly living in the closets of various friends. She was not kidnapped on her way home from a punk concert as related by Kurt of Nirvana. Friend picked up the runaway girl on lower Pacific Avenue, a known pick-up location for prostitutes at that time, and the belief was that she was turning tricks as she willingly got into his car late one night (later than any fourteen year-old girl would be out alone walking through the seediest part of downtown Tacoma, Washington). Friend first took her for for a hamburger at Frisko Freeze, then took her, with a knife at her throat to keep her silent, into to his single-wide trailer where the rapes occurred. Friend hung the girl upside down in ski boots from a pulley attached to the ceiling of his mobile home and raped and tortured her with a leather whip, a straight razor, dripped hot wax on her, used a hot roller glued to a stick on her, and a blowtorch. She never "flirted" with her captor to trick him into "trusting" her as reportedly mentioned by Cobain. After he was through raping and torturing her, Friend trussed her arms with a leather belt, gagged her with duct tape, and threw her on the floor of the back seat of his car for what could have been the last ride of her life. She escaped from his car when he stopped for gas as he was heading out on rural Highway 7 away from Tacoma. She jumped out of his car and ran into the gas station office and dove behind the clerk's desk, cowering behind the clerk's legs. Friend raced away from the gas station and abandoned his car in a K-Mart parking lot in Lakewood, Washington. Friend was later arrested in Yakima, Washington, and eventually convicted of these crimes. Prior to this particular kidnapping and rape, he had served 20 years for a similar incident where he kidnapped a brother and sister in Pierce County, Washington. He pushed the brother out of his car, took the girl into the woods, tied her to a tree, and raped the sister who also escaped from Friend by swimming across the freezing-cold glacier-fed Mashell River. Friend's parole officer at the time of this conviction believed that he was taking her out towards Mount Rainer where his family owned rural property, and that there are bodies of other girls Friend had disposed of in rural Pierce County.
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Who was Gerald Ford?

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When was Gerald Ford the US President?

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Where is Gerald small?

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Who is Gerald Finzi?

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What is Gerald Fords favorite food?

Gerald Ford's favorite breakfast food was English muffins, which according to news reports when he became president, he toasted every morning.

What did Gerald Ford do?

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Where is Gerald Ford buried?

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Who was Gerald Nye?

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What was Gerald R Ford famous for?

Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for Watergate crimes thatperveted our democracy. In return Gerald Ford became president andRichard Nixon resigned. The deal besmirched Ford's reputationforever.

Is Gerald Ford still alive?

No. Gerald R. Ford died on December 26, 2006 aged 93. He was born on July 14th 1913.

Why is Gerald Ford famous?

He was a homegrown Congressman from the great state of Michign, andthe Vice President under Nixon, becoming the President of theUnited States when Nixon resigned.

What is the origin of the name Gerald?

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Who is Gerald Earwood?

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Where was Gerald Ford from?

Gerald Ford was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He lived most of his life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Michigan

Who is Gerald Robotnik?

he was the creator of shadow the hedgehog using black dooms blood. and he was maria robotnik, and eggman's grandfather

What president came after Gerald Ford?

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Gerald r Ford was know for what?

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What did Gerald Ford major in college?

Gerald Ford graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He then went to Yale Law School.

What was Gerald Fords rating as president?

Above Millard Fillmore and reaching toward the lows of Hoover. Rankings improve as the citizens begin to understand his efforts to heal the Nation after the Nixon abuses to Democratic government. Call it a C Minus but with potential.

Who is Gerald in the book Tears of a Tiger?

Gerald is the boy that decides not to go on the ride with them and drink beer because his dad would be there to pick him up after the game he is also abused by his stepfather and only lives with his stepfather, his mother abandoned him when he was younger because of the abuse.

Was Gerald Ford assasinated?

No, he was defeated by Jimmy Carter in 1976 and retired to Southern California, where he lived out his life. There was an attempt but he wasn't injured.

How old is Gerald Edelman?

Gerald Edelman was 84 years old when he died on May 17, 2014 (birthdate: July 1, 1929).

Who is Gerald R Smith?

The City of Hoover, Alabama had a building inspector from 1974 - 2002 name Gerald R. Smith.

Why was Gerald Ford never elected?

He was appointed to replace Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew when Agnew resigned and replaced President Richard Nixon when he resigned.

What was Gerald Ford's home state?

Ford was a long serving congressman from Michigan. The home state of President Ford was Nebraska. President Ford wasborn in Omaha on July 14, 1913 and died in 206 in California.

Who was Gerald Fords kids?

he had 4 Micheal Gerald, John Gardner Ford, Steven Meigs Ford, and Susan Elizibeth Ford

When was Gerald Ford' funeral service?

The state funeral in Washington, DC was held Jan. 2, 2007. A second service was held the next day in Grand Rapids, MI , where he was buried.

What type of person was Gerald Ford?

Ford was what I would call a "good guy" - honest, open and friendly. He did not claim to be smarter than anyone else . He had very few enemies. He was something of a plugger- not flashy or a genius but he worked away and got many things done.

When did Gerald leave ncis?

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Who is Roque R Gerald?

Over the course of his professional career, Roque Gerald, Psy.D., has worked to improve the lives of children and families. Most recently, Roque Gerald worked for the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) of Washington, D.C., where he served as Director of the organization. Through direct services ( Full Answer )

Where did Gerald of Wales go?

All around wales searching for people who wanted to go and fight in the middle east for the crusades

When did Gerald Ford got elected?

Ford was not elected as president. He became president when Nixon resigned. He ran for president in 1976 but lost the election to Carter.

Did Gerald Robotnik die?

Yes, after he said his speech about destroying the world we hear a GUN soldier shout "READY!" as well as a gun shot, implying that the video shown in Sonic Adventure 2 was taken during Gerald's execution.

How did Gerald Ford get elected into office?

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What were Gerald Fords terms of office?

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Was Gerald Ford ever an astronaut?

No he was not. Gerald Ford was a lawyer and US Congressman from Western Michigan's 5th District becoming Minority Leader in the US House of Representatives before being named Vice President under Richard Nixon.

How old is Gerald Bull?

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How old is Gerald Emmett Carter?

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Who is Gerald McCullouchs boy friend?

I can't be specific, because I only met him for half a second. I met Gerald at a screening of Bear City 2 and his boyfriend was standing nearby so he introduced him. He's young, very cute, shorter, and works in L.A. Shook his hand, but that's about all I know.

Is Gerald a fagat?

Yes I see him with his dad all the time, holding hands. They kiss on the lips and bang each other in the butt on days of the week that start with s m t w. They take breaks on friday.

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He is a television producer. He has worked on Rick Mercer Report and Made In Canada.