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Police: Woman allegedly raped on Riverside Park trail

Riverside Park (Courtesy: Lynchburg Park and Recreation Dept.)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department is investigating an alleged rape that occurred in Riverside Park.

Police say they were called to investigate on June 19, but the incident occurred on Friday, June 15.

On June 15, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., the victim was walking on one of the trails in Riverside Park, when an unknown male assaulted and raped her.

Police say the man was described as a man in his mid-thirties, 5'11"-6'0" in height, with and average build, short hair, and wearing a gray t-shirt.

Detectives are currently on the case to gather and verify the facts related to the incident.

Officials say they are not aware of any similar incidents that have allegedly occurred recently.

They are asking that anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the alleged incident and seen suspicious activity to call LPD immediately.


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