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Authorities Search for 3 Rape Suspects

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RED HILL — Johnston County authorities are searchingfor three men who allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman near the Red Hillcommunity yesterday.

Sheriff's deputies said a woman was driving her car when three menriding in a truck forced her to stop her vehicle.

"One white male and one black male jumped out of the truck, got intoher car, and made her drive down the road and the truck followed," saidDet. Jason Barbour with the Johnston County sheriff's office. He saidthe vehicles came to a stop down a dirt road, where the men sexuallyassaulted her.

The suspects were driving a small silver truck with a burgundy roof.

One assailant was described as white with dark brown hair and a scar onthe right side of his chin. The second was described as white, withlonger hair and acne scars on his face. The third suspect was black, anddescribed as heavy set.

Officials ask that anyone with information about the case call theJohnston County sheriff's office at 919-989-5000, or call CrimeStoppers at919-934-TIPS. The latter number may also be dialed at 919-934-8477.

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