Archive for Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Woman reports rape by intruder

July 25, 2006


A 20-year-old woman told Lawrence Police she was raped Saturday night by a burglar who was inside her home when she came home from work.

The woman said she came home about 8:15 p.m. to her home in south-central Lawrence and noticed the light in her bedroom was on. She said she turned around and saw the man, who struck her, threatened her and raped her, according to a report.

She came to the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., to report the incident because the man had broken her cell phone, she told police. The woman had obvious injuries when she came to the police department, and officers called for paramedics, who took her to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, LPD spokeswoman Kim Murphree said.

Officers began a neighborhood canvass, but as of Monday, the suspect hadn't been identified.

There were no immediate signs of forced entry at the home, but a sliding glass door appeared to be ajar.

The woman described the attacker as a black male in his 30s, about 6 feet tall with a thin build, dark jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. The description does not match that of the suspect in a series of other unsolved home-invasion rapes reported around Lawrence since 2004.


Mama 11 years, 7 months ago

LOCK YOUR DOORS!! I will have to show this article to my 21-year-old daughter who, having moved to "safe little Lawrence" from KCK, doesn't understand what's the big deal about locking your doors. This is what the big deal is. I hope the girl will be okay and I hope they catch the evil man who did this.

Berserk 11 years, 7 months ago

I will be on the lookout, maybe we should just head over to the apartments off of (25th/27th?) to the east.

99% positive that's where your suspect lives.

You know, the brown ones that look like section 8 housing.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 11 years, 7 months ago

There is a reason why they look like section 8 housing.

Mama makes a super point. If some girl was told 100 times "lock your door" and doesn't do it, and gets raped, she will assuredly blame herself. The blame then becomes the second wound.

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