State Police: Woman raped on Carson Beach

Updated with new info from State Police.

State Police report finding a woman who told them she had been raped around 4:30 a.m. on Carson Beach by a man who was among a group of people who had gathered near the bathhouse - all of them "most likely members of the homeless community," according to police.

State Police say a passerby noticed the woman "in distress" shortly before 6 a.m. and called them. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment and observation, State Police say.

Detectives are working on a possible description of the suspect, they add.



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Homeless Lives Matter

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Whether the victim was homeless or wealthy is irrelevant. She was the victim of a sexual assault and needs to be treated with dignity and compassion. Treating homeless victims of sexual assault differently from other victims of sexual assaults will only lead to more violence against those who need help the most. How about checking the surveillance cameras at the bathhouse that were installed years ago when inner city kids used to hang out behind the bathhouse.

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Just because this woman is

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Just because this woman is homeless doesn't that it doesn't matter that she was raped. I hope she gets the help she needs.

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Practice comprehending what

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Practice comprehending what you read. The victim was not homeless, the rapist was. Key points in the reporting.

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ambiguously worded

Not obvious to me from the article or the linked report that they are saying the victim is homeless. "All" could refer to victim plus attackers or just attackers

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I was the person who called

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I was the person who called the police that morning. Not that it matters, but my sense was that the woman who was sexually assaulted by a homeless man was also homeless herself. She smelled of alcohol and had no purse, cell phone, or anything. I hope she is receiving the care she needs in the hospital.

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Thank you

Well thank you for doing your part to assist someone in need. If each of us just helped one other person each day, imagine what a better world it would be

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If that's true, you're going

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If that's true, you're going to be called as a witness. It's best you stop posting about this publicly.

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