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College Student Raped In Broad Daylight

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Police in South Euclid are searching for two men responsible for abducting and raping a Notre Dame College student in broad daylight, 19/43 News' Lynna Lai reported.

The abduction occurred at approximately noon on Tuesday, while the student was walking along Campus Road just north of Cedar Road, a few blocks away from the Notre Dame campus. The student was walking to class when she was suddenly snatched off of the sidewalk.

"That's why you really can't prevent this from happening," Notre Dame freshman Catherine Forchheimer said. "It's not what you're used to."

Extra police patrols have now been deployed across campus.

Detectives said that the student was grabbed from behind, thrown into a car and driven blocks away to a dead end, where two men sexually assaulted her in the back seat of the car.

"I think it's pretty brazen and aggressive," South Euclid Police Lt. Kevin Neitert said. "Cedar is highly traveled, it's broad daylight. You're chances of being detected are much greater than if it happened at nighttime or in an alley."

Notre Dame College is a small school, with an enrollment of only about 1,000 or so students. This is the first year that men were admitted into the school, so the women on campus are used to walking together in packs. Hey know not to walk alone at night, but this incident changes everything.

"I told my players to make sure that if you do leave campus, don't go walking by themselves," softball coach Ali Brian said.

Police described the two men as 20-24 years old, with dark complexions and slight foreign accents. They said that the men were driving a newer model, black Ford Taurus.

If you have any information about Tuesday's abduction and rape, you are encouraged to call the South Euclid Police Department.

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