Police investigating alleged rape at Athens convenience store


Circle K at 990 Prince Ave.

By Joe Johnson

Investigators are looking into a woman's report that she was rapedthis week at an Athens convenience store.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, an officer was flagged down Wednesday morning by a 28-year-old woman at (location redacted) who said she had been raped at around 3 a.m. at 990 Prince Ave., the address of a Circle K convenience store/gas station.

The report did not indicate whether the alleged assault occurred inside the business or outside.

Anyone who has been sexually assaulted or knows someone who has can contact The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center. The agency provides a range of free services to child and adult victims of sexual and physical abuse, including medical care, advocacy, referrals, counseling and support groups. The Cottage also maintains a 24-hour crisis and information hotline at (877) 363-1912. For more information visit www.northgeorgiacottage.org


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