Today, just before lunchtime my cell phone rang.
I didn't recognize the number. But as soon as I heard the voice on the other end, I knew who it was.
"I wanted to talk to you about my case," the woman said to me.
For the next 30 minutes or so, the woman told me about the night she was brutally raped. She spoke mostly about the man, who, she says, committed the violent crime.
Because she's a rape victim, we won't release her real name. Instead, we'll call her Christina.
In early May, Christina, a Broward Community College student in her mid-20s, was looking for someone to rent the other bedroom in her Fort Lauderdale apartment. Her former roommate - a gay man in his 40s - had moved and she needed help paying the rent.
Christina's longtime best friend told her she had the perfect person in mind - a former co-worker at Primo shoes on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
"She said he was a great guy and that she would live with him," Christina said. "I trusted her instincts."
A day later, Ronald Kaplan, a 50-year-old shoe salesman, moved into Christina's apartment on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Move-in day was the first time she met him.
At first, she said, he seemed "very nice."
"But then I noticed his strange behavior," Christina said. "He always wanted to have dinner with me. He said we should go wash our clothes together. He started being obsessed with me."
Kaplan also went into her bedroom and looked through her photographs, she said. He even tried befriending some of her friends.
One week after Kaplan moved in, Christina knew the living arrangement wasn't a good one. She asked Kaplan to move out and gave him 24 hours to do so.
She returned his deposit and rent money. He was gone the next day.
Christina thought he was out of her life for good.
"I thought it was a clean break," she said.
But on May 22, Christina's life changed.
At 2:30 a.m., she awoke to Kaplan, crawling naked on the floor beside her bed, she said.
"He was there, looking at me, naked, only wearing socks," she said. "He was ready to attack me."
For the next four hours, Kaplan raped Christina.
She yelled and begged for help. Neighbors later told police they heard her, but did nothing because they thought she was another tenant who regularly fought with her husband.
Christina said she had all sorts of images going through her head during the brutal attack.
There was a phone nearby, but she couldn't get to it because Kaplan threatened to kill her. She wondered why no one was coming to rescue her. She tried to plan an escape.
At about 6:30 a.m., when Kaplan stepped out of the room momentarily, she got the chance.
Christina ran out of her second-floor apartment, screaming for help through the building's hallways. Kaplan was not far behind her.
"He was coming after me," she said.
She was close to jumping off the second floor to the ground level, but just then a neighbor opened his door and let her in.
Kaplan, who has a rapsheet that dates back to 1974, continued running from the complex, as neighbors chased him. But he got away.
Police have spent the past two weeks searching for him, but have not found him. They believe he remains in South Florida and could be staying at local hotels or with friends.
Christina, who says she regularly breaks down in tears when she thinks about what happened to her, worries that other women may be in danger.
"Just knowing that he is out there and thinking that he is going to do this to other girls is the worst part," she said.
Fort Lauderdale police need help from the public in locating Kaplan. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Fort Lauderdale Detective Juan Ho at 954-828-5580 or Broward CrimeStoppers at 954-493-8477.