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Red Wing police search for two rape suspects

Hastings,Minnesota 55033
Hastings Star Gazette
Red Wing police search for two rape suspects
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

RED WING, Minn. -- Red Wing police are investigating an abduction-rape case reported Thursday.

According to preliminary reports, a 17-year-old Red Wing girl was walking at sunset on South Park Street between Ninth and 12th streets when she was approached by two men.

The men, who were not known to the victim, struck her over the head and put her into a vehicle, police said. The girl told officers she was then taken to another location, where the men sexually assaulted her.

The men later released her and she walked home, Capt. Darold Glander said.

Chief Tim Sletten described the vehicle as a white van with considerable rust.

"There are two suspects in the case," he said.

One is a black male approximately 5 feet,

7 inches tall. The second is a black male believed to be between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall.

The report was made at 10:42 p.m. Thursday.

No arrests have been made. The incident remained under investigation Friday.

The police chief urged anyone who has information concerning the case or may have seen a vehicle matching the description in the South Park vicinity to call police at (651) 385-3155.