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Woman reports break in, rape in the night



Bloomington Police responded to a call at 6:40 a.m. Monday that a 24-year-old woman had been raped in her apartment at 2036 N. Walnut St.

The victim reported she was asleep and was woken up by some noise in her apartment at approximately 5:30 a.m. She then said she saw a male standing over her bed. There were no signs of forced entry, and it is possible the door was left unlocked by accident, BPD Capt. Steve Kellams said.

The victim said the male ordered her to roll over or else he would kill her. Once she had rolled over, he tied her hands behind her back and raped her. She said does not remember what she was tied with.

The only current identification the victim said she could remember was that the male had a southern accent.

The victim was not able to call police herself as the male suspect had allegedly stolen her phone as well. She emailed her father who then called BPD.

The woman was then taken to the hospital for an examination.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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