crime & courts

Woman reports rape on near south side

A woman reported Sunday she had been raped early that morning outside a residence on the near south side of town.

Police obtained the report while collecting a sexual assault evidence kit Sunday afternoon from Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington Police Department Lt. John Kovach said.

The woman had been brought to the hospital that day by family members.

She did not want to speak to police immediately, so a nurse relayed information to police, Kovach said.

The rape occurred at about 2 a.m., the victim told the nurse.

She had been looking for a friend outside a residence when an unknown man, who she described as dark-skinned and about 6 feet tall, assaulted her.

The case is still active, and police plan to follow up with the victim, Kovach said.

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