Woman raped near LSU’s campus; police seek suspect

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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 4:33pm

A young woman claims she was raped by a man at knifepoint over the weekend. Investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred sometime between 2:15 and 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. It happened south of LSU’s campus between Nicholson and Burbank.

We’re told the 25-year-old victim was standing outside smoking a cigarette when she was approached by the suspect.

The victim told police that she was attacked by a white man. He’s described as being in his mid-20’s, dark blonde or light brown hair, about 5’7”, with an average build. She said the man pulled a knife out and forcibly raped her.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

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