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Fayetteville woman reports sexual assault

Posted April 9, 2010

— A woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in Fayetteville Thursday night, but police said they have no evidence to suggest the case is linked to a recent string of rapes.

The woman told police she was walking through the woods between Wildwood Drive and Aftonshire Drive shortly before 11 p.m. when an unidentified man assaulted her. She said she fell to the ground, and the man sexually assaulted her.

She provided police with a vague description of her assailant and told officers that she doesn't know how he fled the area.

Six women in Fayetteville and one in Hope Mills reported being raped by a man who broke into their homes, usually apartments. The incidents occurred between June and January.

Anybody with any information about the identity of this suspect is urged to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1529 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).


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  • jellybeanz Apr 12, 2010

    No sane woman would walk through the woods in that area in the daytime! That is a very bad area of Fay.

  • Ready for Summer Apr 9, 2010

    Airbornemonty- this story does sound a bit off and that is coming from my perspective as a lady. I can only speak for myself, but I know I wouldn't be walking anywhere through any woods at that time of night.

  • airbornemonty Apr 9, 2010

    The woman was walking through the woods aroung 11PM, I don't believe it. Shoot, I am a man and a combat veteran and I wouldn't wood through any woods at that hour.

    What I do believe is that the John she was with refused to pay for services rendered and so the story.

    No sane woman would walk through woods at that hour, the story simply isn't belivible.