Rape reported in Austintown

AUSTINTOWN — Township police are investigating after a 21-year-old woman said she was raped Saturday.

No charges have been filed, according to a police report, but the investigation continues.

Officers met the victim at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Warren, after she went in to seek medical treatment.

The report states the woman was drinking with the accused man at a bar in Rootstown and got into an argument with an ex-boyfriend, who also was at the bar.

She said after the argument, she and the man began kissing but it quickly turned into more as he attempted to grab her. She then pulled away from him, and that’s when her ex-boyfriend’s brother yelled to stop touching her, according to the report.

The report continues that she told police the man said she could stay at his residence in the 500 block of Notre Dame Avenue in Austintown because her ex-boyfriend kicked her out. The brother then drove her to that residence and told the man not to touch her.

The brother then left, leaving the suspect and the victim in the residence by themselves, she told police.

The victim then said she laid down on a couch in the basement. The man followed her and laid next to her and she told him to leave her alone.

Despite repeated attempts to rebuff the man, the woman “said she gave up stopping (the suspect) because she was afraid that he might hurt her due to him having a violent past,” the report states.

She told officers when the man was done, she called her ex-boyfriend and left.

Back at the ex-boyfriend’s house, she told him and the brother what happened. The report states she changed her clothes, put them in a bag and went to the hospital. She told officers she wanted to press criminal charges.


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