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Woman reportedly raped in Fayetteville

Posted June 2, 2010
Updated June 11, 2010

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— A woman reported to Fayetteville police that she was raped and beaten early Wednesday.

Police said the woman contacted them around 1:20 a.m. but she could not tell police about her attacker or where the assault took place.

She was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

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A new policy stipulates that Fayetteville police must notify general public within 72 hours of the sexual assault of an adult in which the suspect is unknown.

The policy was changed in January in the wake of a series of rapes in Fayetteville and Hope Mills from June 2009 to January. Police did not publicly link the cases until January.

Authorities have not named a suspect in those cases, and police gave no indication that Wednesday's assault was connected to them.

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  • w1981l Jun 3, 2010

    Ok first of all you never should make a comment on something that has never happened to you until you been in thoes shoes..I'm not saying being out late was a good thing but who cares of the time of night it was and WILDCAt how do you know she was young? I think some poeple really need to think about what they say before they say it! Its not like she choose to get RAPED

  • wildcat Jun 3, 2010

    Some of these young girls will never learn. Being hard-headed can get you in trouble or killed. Wake up, ladies while you have the chance. Be smart!

  • 4Just-ice2 Jun 3, 2010

    Yesterday they reported that they had the guy who was linked to these rapes???

  • wildcat Jun 2, 2010

    Police said the woman contacted them around 1:20 a.m. but she could not tell police about her attacker or where the assault took place.

    What was she doing out there that late and by herself? That is just asking for trouble. I do hope she will be OK in time and that the criminal will soon be caught.