Police: Officers rescue woman being raped in back of van

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Massachusetts officers rescue woman being raped in van

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A rape victim was rescued by police from a van in an MBTA parking lot in Attleboro, Massachusetts, Friday morning, according to a release.

An alert and concerned citizen called police just before 6 a.m. saying she was walking her dog in the area of South Main Street and Wall Street when she saw a suspicious van. She told police that she saw a woman being forcibly thrown into a van near Riverfront Drive, police said.

The woman reportedly gave police a description of the woman, the suspect and the van. Police say they found the van shortly afterward in the Riverfront Drive MBTA parking lot.

Police said they found the victim, a 57-year-old local disabled woman, being assaulted by 63-year-old David Rogers, inside the van. Police say he confessed to having forced the woman into his van against her will and driving her to a secluded area of the parking lot.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated rape, kidnapping, assault and battery, and indecent assault and battery on a person 60 years old or disabled.