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ACCPD Seeking Information in Rape Investigation


The Athens-Clarke County Police Department would like to speak with a young couple who detectives believe were in the area of a rape Saturday morning.

The incident happened in the area of Dearing Street and Church Street and police say the couple may have seen the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Rick Dearing at 762-400-7174,  Frederick.Dearing@accgov.com,  or Sgt. Greg Dickson at 762-400-7070, Gregory.Dickson@accgov.com.

According to ACCPD’s initial investigation, a 22-year old female reported that she was raped by a black male with an athletic build.

The suspect is about 5’ 10” with a dark complexion and short hair. The suspect was wearing dark pants and a grey hoody. The incident occurred at approximately 3:00am. The victim did not know the suspect

ACCPD encourages individuals to consider these safety tips:

* Seek a safe ride home.

* If walking home, stay with a group and stay in well-lit areas.

* Always be aware of your surroundings and call 9-1-1 if you see someone or something suspicious

Police say If you or someone you know has been victimized by sexual assault or child abuse, call The Cottage Crisis Hotline at 1-877-363-1912.