Deputies, K-9s search for woman's attacker in Strawtown

Man forced woman into cornfield

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. - Investigators scoured a small town for a would-be rapist who attacked a woman Saturday night in a Hamilton County trailer park. They say the man was scared away before he could finish the act of violence.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said at 10:30 p.m., deputies headed to speak to a 30-year-old woman who said she had been attacked.

The woman said she had been babysitting in a mobile home park in Strawtown (north of Noblesville on State Road 37) and had gone out to her car for a moment to get a few things. Deputies said she was attacked, with something wrapped around her throat. The woman said she then felt something poking her in the back, and she was forced by an unknown man to walk roughly 200 yards down the road.

The woman said she was then thrown into a nearby cornfield and the man forcibly ripped off some of her clothing. But then, the woman said the man got scared by several passing cars, so he abandoned her in the field. That’s when the woman ran back to the house and called 911.

The sheriff’s office said deputies and K-9 units had Strawtown Avenue shut down in the area as they looked for a man, possibly white, wearing a dark hoodie. That search was called off sometime Sunday morning.

Anyone with information on this man or incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 317-773-1282.

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