Police arrest man suspected of rape

On Wednesday, Lafayette police arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman.

Posted: Oct 28, 2017 9:27 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2017 9:27 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On Wednesday, Lafayette police arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman.

At around 5 a.m. on Oct. 22, Lafayette police responded to a report of a rape having occurred outside the Creasy Lane Dollar General.

The victim was treated at a local area hospital and later released. She described the assailant as being a male in his 20s.

Police say video surveillance obtained from inside the Dollar General showed a person of interest about 6 feet tall with a slim build and dark hair.

On Oct. 25, LPD detectives placed 21-year-old Julio Pina of Lafayette under arrest for rape. Pina was taken to the Tippecanoe County jail.

The case has been turned over to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutors Office to review for charges.

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