Police: Teen accepts late-night ride on Lake St., is raped by stranger
- Article by: PAUL WALSH
- Star Tribune
- May 24, 2012 - 10:40 PM
A teenager accepted a ride home along Lake Street late one night this week from a stranger and was raped, authorities in Minneapolis said.
The suspect remains at large since the attack, which police say occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday on E. Lake Street near 21st Avenue S., police said.
Sgt. William Palmer described the assault as a rape and said the 17-year-old girl did not know her attacker. The girl was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for a sex-assault exam, police added.
The girl, who was walking home from a friend's house, was dropped off near 31st Street after the assault, police said.
The suspect is described as white, in his mid-30s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing about 250 pounds. He had short brown hair and was wearing tan shorts. He also had a large bump on his nose that the victim said may have been a pimple.
The suspect's vehicle was described as a white Dodge Intrepid with a partial Minnesota plate of 777.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the police sex crimes unit at 612-673-3790.
Paul Walsh 612-673-4482
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