A couple details their experience.
A popular haunted house in Ohio is facing criticism following allegations concerning a mock rape scenario. According to some visitors, employees subjected them to participate this abusive simulation without asking for their permission.
One particular incident took place at the Akron Fright Fest, located on the Kim Tam Park property. According to one couple, the house in which the rape scene was set up was not a "special house" that requires participants to sign a waiver, although such locations are offered on the property.
"There was a man in a mask standing over my boyfriend, my boyfriend was on the edge and he was being pushed down," said Sarah Lelonek.
"She comes over and yells, stop, what are you doing? That's my boyfriend," said Lelonek's boyfriend Ryan Carr. "Not anymore, he's mine now I'm going to rape him and then he started thrusting against me."
The couple says this all went down at the Akron Fright Fest, which is housed on the They say this is not the special haunted house where you had to sign a waiver to enter, although they do offer a haunted house like that on the property.
Other individuals have complained about the situation on social media as well.
A representative of the haunted house stated they were "shocked and appalled" by these testimonies and affirmed that an investigation had been initiated.
“Obviously, rape is a horrible act. Even a mock rape scene has no place as part of any entertainment. And it has no place at our park.”