Crime Police: Man grabbed, raped woman outside Thornton Park home

19:35  28 october  2019
19:35  28 october  2019 Source:   wesh.com

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Police in Orlando are searching for a person they say grabbed a woman and then sexually battered her outside a home in the Thornton Park neighborhood.

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Officials with the Orlando Police Department said it happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at home on East Jefferson Street.

Police said the victim was in front of her home when a man wearing all black with a bandana over his face grabbed her and forced her to the side of the house where he sexually battered her.

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The woman described the attacker as a light-skinned black man, who was around 6 feet tall with a thin build and short black hair.

Police searched the area, but were unable to find the man.

Police said they have increased manpower and resources in the Thornton Park area.

Investigators said it’s unclear at this point if the incident is related to an attack earlier this month on Cathcart Avenue in Thornton Park.

In that incident, a woman was coming home from walking her dog when a man came up behind her and covered her mouth to stop her from screaming, then tried to push her into her apartment.

Officials said the victim was able to make enough noise that her neighbor came outside, causing the attacker to flee.

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