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21-year-old woman reports man for rape Wednesday morning

A 21-year-old woman reported a man she met on the messaging app Whisper for rape early Wednesday morning.

The woman's sister told police she received a call from her sister at 1:49 a.m. Wednesday saying she had been raped. Her sister picked her up and took her to IU Health for a sexual assault exam.

The 21-year-old reported the rape to Bloomington police at 8 a.m. that morning, and officers met her at the hospital.

She told police she had messaged the 24-year-old suspect back and forth on Whisper since the summer. They decided to meet up in person for the first time in downtown Bloomington.

The woman told police she consented to performing oral sex while they were driving through downtown Bloomington. But at some point she said he forced her face-down on the seat of the car and raped her while parked in a parking garage.

The suspect has been identified, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Christine Fernando

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