Police investigate rape report

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— Walla Walla police are investigating an alleged rape after a woman in her mid-20s reported she was assaulted early Sunday morning.

According to Detective Mat Wood, the woman was from out of town and was visiting friends over the weekend. Wood said the woman was in the downtown area of Walla Walla, and was separated from her friends late Saturday night. The woman met and accepted a ride from an unknown man.

According to Wood, the woman said she was assaulted by the man in a residence in the southeast area of Walla Walla before she escaped. The alleged victim knocked on several doors before waking a neighbor who called police at roughly 3 a.m. Sunday.

The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation Wood said.

According to Wood the case is still under investigation.

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