Police Investigate Report of Rape

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Police are investigating after a victim reported being raped in the city of New Philadelphia.

According to a press release issued by the department on Tuesday afternoon, the incident reportedly took place on the Southside of town, in the area of the 800 Block of 3rd Street. SE. Police note the female victim reported that at approximately 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning a masked male walked into her home and physically assaulted her and then sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as less a white man, less than 6 feet tall wearing a black sweatshirt.

Police added, “please remember to always keep your doors locked.”

Investigators indicate the victim received injuries to her face. The New Philadelphia Police Department is asking for any assistance from the public.

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