Indianapolis--Another Rapist on the Loose, Where are the Police?
Opinion: Rape is not an uncommon crime. However, in recent years, there has been a spike in sexual assaults and rapes in the City of Indianapolis. Most of these predators have not been caught and are still on the loose. It has been widely reported that since gas prices have skyrocketed, there are less police patrolling the street in their vehicles and in an effort to save money, the police have opted for officers using bikes and "walking the beat."
Would an officer on a bike or on foot be able to protect our citizens? I understand the financial pressure due to the high cost of gas, but this is definitely a concern that needs to be addressed immediately.
Indianapolis - Police released a sketch Monday of a man who reportedly abducted and assaulted an Indianapolis teenager.
The alleged incident happened on June 10th at around 5:30 pm. The 18-year-old victim told police that a man approached her as she walked near East 42nd Street and North Post Road. (Note: This is a high crime area that NEEDS additional patrolling and police attention.)
The victim said the man grabbed her and forced her into a red SUV, then drove her to an industrial park in the area of 700 West and 400 North in Hancock County. Once there, the victim told police the man punched her in the face numerous times while he sexually assaulted her.
After the assault she says the man attempted to throw her in to a nearby pond, but when that failed he tried to run over her with his vehicle.
The victim was treated at an area hospital and is recovering from her injuries.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 35 years old, and was wearing tan work clothing at the time of the attack.