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Broughton High student reports rape

Posted June 7, 2012
Updated June 9, 2012

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— A Broughton High School student told police she was sexually assaulted in broad daylight in Raleigh Thursday.

The 18-year-old woman reported that she was raped between Landmark Drive and Westvill Court, near Lake Boone Trail, around 11:30 a.m., police said.

Investigators were at the scene for at least three hours collecting evidence and interviewing potential witnesses.

Initially, she told investigators that she was raped on Park Drive in the Cameron Park neighborhood off Hillsborough Street around 2 p.m., police said.

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  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Jun 18, 2012

    SO WAS SHE OR WASNT SHE... TWO DIFFERENT STORIES, LOCATIONS AND TIMES.... WHAT'S GOING ON. THIS STORY SHOULD HAVE MORE DETAILS.

    AS A RAPE SURVIVOR, YOU NEED TO GIVE MORE DETAILS TO MAKE YOUR STORY BELIEVABLE... I FEEL BAD IF THIS REALLY HAPPENED, BUT BEFORE YOU CALL THE COPS GET YOUR STORY STRAIGHT SO PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE YOU.

  • loveapex Jun 8, 2012

    "If she's 18, and school just got out, wouldn't that make her a HS graduate

    It is much more difficult to know for sure these days. Some kids are younger and some older. Some start later than others. My neighbor is about to be 19 and just graduated. Yet, my daughter will be 17 when she graduates. Moving to different states will affect that also.

  • kparks79 Jun 8, 2012

    The original story did indicate Park Dr in Cameron Park, near Broughton, but the story was updated because she changed her story and timeline. Here's more: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8693856

  • gopack07 Jun 8, 2012

    "If she's 18, and school just got out, wouldn't that make her a HS graduate

    Not necessarily. Maybe she's a rising senior. As for the people telling women we need to defend ourselves, I agree..we do, but we don't know the situation. We don't know if weapons were involved. You never know what you're going to do until you're put in that situation. She could have panicked and drawn a blank as to how to protect herself or maybe she felt she couldn't defend herself against the person.

  • beaulahjackson4 Jun 8, 2012

    I would have sworn earlier that it said Park Drive in Cameron Park.. I actually saw a WRAL van there around 5 pm on my way home from work yesterday. But now it seems the story reads differently.

  • jacamoe Jun 8, 2012

    We need more details. Black , white , hispanic, tall , short. Please give us , the public descriptions of any kind so we can get these useless individuals put away for GOOD!!

  • ltotten Jun 8, 2012

    @loveapex - anybody who thinks any woman is a "willing victim" of rape needs their head checked out. How dare you suggest this young woman would ~allow~ something so horrible to happen to her?!? A woman can take every precaution in the world (not that she should have to) and still end up with something horrible and beyond her control happening to her. You should be ashamed of implying that she was "willing" to be raped, as opposed to hoping that she comes out of this OK and that the criminal (yeah, check your spelling) gets caught and sent to jail.

  • promethazine codeine lover Jun 8, 2012

    ABC11 is claiming "Park Drive in the Cameron Park Neighborhood off Hillsborough Street around 2 p.m. Thursday"

  • ncouterbanks69 Jun 8, 2012

    Was it on Park Dr. or off of Lake Boone? The story confuses me. I don't consider the Lake Boone area 'near downtown.'

    Depends on where you compare it to. Compared to the moon this is very close to downtown.

  • dwilson9400 Jun 8, 2012

    I believe the road names listed are wrong (Landmark Dr & Westvill Ct). The map above shows 309 W Park Dr, which is near Broughton High and near downtown, but not near Lake Boone Trail.

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