DELAND, Fla. - DeLand police are investigating after a woman said she was raped Thursday night.
According to police, the 911 call was received from someone flagged down by the victim. The victim said she was walking in the area of Parsons and Beresford Avenue when a Hispanic male forced her into a black Ford Mustang. The victim told police she was taken to a secluded area in DeLand where she was then sexually battered and suffered injuries during the attack.
According to police, the 911 call was received from someone flagged down by the victim. DeLand Police believe the man was targeting women in the area and are asking people to be alert.
“Especially women in that area be on the lookout for that individual and that car,” Police Chief Jason Umberger said.
Police believe the man has attacked other women in the area too.
“There are some women that told us that they were injured by this person, but they did not report it to us,” Chief Umberger said.
The woman described her attacker as a tall, slim build Hispanic male with a full head of dark black hair, scruffy facial hair and a thick accent.
The investigation is ongoing.