Mum captures terrifying moment ‘knifeman breaks into her home and tries to rape her before she bravely fights him off’

A TERRIFIED mum captured the shocking moment a man wielding a knife broke into her home and allegedly tried to rape her.

The brave woman was finally able to fight off her attacker and has since shared the video on her Instagram account in a bid to warn others.

Psychology student Sara Quintero, 25, was at her home in the town of Apartado in the northern Colombian department of Antioquia.

The mum-of-one was filming a university assignment when suddenly she can be seen screaming as an intruder breaks into her home.

The man, who is pointing a small blade at the woman, tells her to get on her knees and then go to bed, which she refuses to do, La Piragua reports.

During a physical struggle, he leads her to a different room while her cries can be heard in the background.

A few moments later she returns alone and turns off the camera.

''He tried to touch me and kiss me and he wouldn't leave me and told me he was going to kill me,'' the woman told City TV.

She added that she was ''grateful'' her child was not at home at the time and insisted the act was premeditated.

Local mediaclaimed the suspect is a 22-year-old who receives treatment at a local psychiatric hospital. reports that the man's family has defended him claiming he is bipolar.

The mum-of-one shared the 11-minute-clip on her Instagram account that has since had over 3 million views, in order to help authorities catch the culprit and warn others.

She wrote in the caption: ''He entered my house to rape me!

''Everything was recorded because I was filming a video for a university assignment.

''I was saved by the blessing of God and that I always fight for my life and my physical integrity.

''I managed to escape because I pulled myself away and dragged him down the stairs.

''Help me so this does not go unpunished, as he apparently has a mental disorder and there is not much that can be done, we want to put pressure on the authorities by showing the facts so it does not go unpunished.''

Authorities said the incident was reported to Urabá Police, El Tiempo reports.

''This Sunday morning the young woman's complaint was received after we were able to locate her. 

''With the data that she provided and what can be seen in the video, the possible attacker is located,'' Colonel Giovanny Puentes confirmed.

"The evidence that has been collected will be delivered tomorrow (Monday) to a prosecutor who is guiding the case and the case is under investigation," said a police spokesperson. 

''At the moment it is known that the young woman did not suffer any damage, is in good health and is expected to receive psychological attention to face the attempted rape.''


Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, where you call 999 and press ‘55’ if you can’t safely speak.
  • Always keep some money or a bank card on you, including change in case you need a pay phone or bus fare.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to move towards an exit if you are inside the house and get your phone in case you need to call for help.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other potential weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom.

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available every day from 10am-6pm or email [email protected]

SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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