Fayetteville woman, left on side of road after traffic stop, claims she was assaulted
A sexual assault and carjacking was reported Sunday after the victim was stopped by a Fayetteville police officer, authorities said Monday. The assault occurred after the officer left the area, police said.Posted — Updated
The woman, who is in her 50s, was stopped on the 2400 block of Murchison Road for not having a valid driver's license. Unable to drive, the woman was offered a ride by the officer but declined, police said.
After the officer left, a man approached the woman, forced her away from the road at gunpoint and assaulted her, police said.
The man is described as light-skinned, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, medium build with a burgundy hooded sweatshirt and armed with a silver handgun.
The suspect also took the woman's vehicle, described as a 1996 black Honda Accord, N.C. registration CKC-2756. The vehicle has damage to the hood, police said.
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