Woman reports rape in Lower Paxton Township

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Police are investigating a report that a 22-year-old woman was attacked and raped while walking along a Lower Paxton Township road.

The woman told officers she was on Middle Avenue just off of Colonial Road when an unknown man pushed her to the ground and raped her Tuesday night, township police said in a news release.

She said the attack occurred at around 11:25 p.m.

The woman described her attacker as a white man with a muscular build, about 6’0″ tall, and wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up.

She told officers she heard a car door before and after the assault, and she heard a car leave the area.

Anyone who saw or or heard anything suspicious in the area is asked to call Lower Paxton police at 717-657-5656.

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