Raleigh police investigate rape of 27-year-old pregnant woman
Posted March 28
Updated March 29
Raleigh, N.C. — A 27-year-old woman, who is seven months pregnant, told police she was raped Saturday night while walking home from work in the 7000 block of Sandy Fork Road.
According to authorities, the woman took a short construction detour through some woods at about 10:45 p.m., when a light-skinned man grabbed her from behind.
"She was walking home. He came up behind her and all she saw was his hands and he said, 'I've been watching you,'" said a family member.
Police said the man told the victim that he had a knife, and then he raped her on the path. She was able to get away and run to her apartment where a relative called 911.
"I heard somebody screaming, 'Help me, help me. He raped me,'" said a 911 caller. "So, I ran outside because I knew it was her. I ran outside and I saw her. Her clothes were ripped and she didn't have any pants on and she only had one shoe."
The suspect, who indicated he was armed with a knife, ran away following the rape, police said.
"The fact that this guy is still out there is scary," said the woman's family member.
Because the attack happened from behind, the suspect's description is vague.
"It's tough for all of us, it's tough for all of us to deal with," the family member said. "We are just trying to ban together and be supportive. That's all you can do when something like this has happened."
Authorities said the woman and her unborn child are going to be ok physically.
Detectives are seeking information from people who were in the area between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday night. Anybody with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.