Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cookeville Police Investigating Rape Case

Cookeville police are investigating a report by a local teenager, who says that she was raped by someone she met at the movies on Saturday night. Police say it was apparently Monday before the girl told her mother what had happened. The mother took the girl to the hospital for an exam and police were called. The victim then told officers that she and a friend had been at the movie theatre on South Jefferson Avenue when they met a couple of guys who took them to a vehicle in the rear parking lot. The girl then reportedly went for a walk with one of those male suspects, who forced himself on her. According to Lt. Carl Sells, an "active investigation" of the case is underway. Anyone with information that may help is asked to call the department at 526-2125.