Rape and kidnapping of a 23-year-old

In Westlake, police are investigating the rape and kidnapping of a 23-year-old Brazilian.

The kidnapping happened around midnight today in the parking lot on the east side of the Promenade shopping center.

Police say the suspect used an unknown item to cover her head, then forced her into the passenger seat and later into the trunk of her car.

The victim was driven around for about four hours and raped twice. She was finally released on Lands End lane in Westlake.

She went to a nearby home for help where residents called 911. She was treated at St. John-Westshore hospital. The car she was using belongs to her host family.

It is a 1999 silver Honda civic 4-door with Ohio passenger plate dng9567.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's, clean-shaven and with dirty brown straight hair.