• Victim reports being dragged into woods, assaulted in Mashpee


    MASHPEE, Mass. - Mashpee police are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Tuesday evening. 

    Police said a woman in her early 30s was waling near Commercial Street in the area of Community Health Center of Cape Cod around 5:30 p.m. A man approached her, grabbed her by the wrist and dragged her into the woods, said police. The victim was allegedly assaulted and managed to fight the suspect off. The man then fled into the woods.  

    Officers from the Mashpee Police Department searched the area with the help of Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, but were unable to locate the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a tall black male in his 40s, wearing a dark coat, said police

    Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mashpee Police Department Detective Bureau at 508-539-1480.

    This story was originally published in January and due to a technical malfunction, a duplicate was created with May, 16, 2018's date, which is not accurate. We apologize for the issue. 

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