Woman walking home attacked, raped

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are asking for your help finding a man they say raped a woman early Saturday morning.

It happened just off N. E. 23rd St. near the Capitol.

The neighborhood sits just around the corner from where Mary Crisp works.

“Just something around the corner is just shocking. It makes you wonder what kind of world we live in,” Crisp said.

It was a world the victim said she trusted.

She was walking home alone from the Phillips 66 gas station when police say a stranger started talking to her.

He asked her if she wanted to go to a friend’s house with him.

“She agreed to go with him and that was really the beginning of the downfall there for her,” OKC Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

On the way there, she said the man held a screwdriver to her neck and raped her in a vacant lot near a home off of N.E. 24th St. and Jordan.

Investigators said cases of rape rose 15 percent last year in our state.

Just two weeks ago, a woman said a stranger raped her while she was simply taking out the trash.

“I think it’s terrible that we can’t walk the street anymore,” Crisp said. “We can’t have freedom without someone lurking in the ally.”

However, there are some things you can do that might protect you.

- Be aware of who is around you and suspicious of their intentions.

- Park your car in a well lit area.

If you have any information on this rape, call police immediately.