Woman says she was assaulted

Police investigating

Craig Police are hesitant to say that an attacker is on the loose in Craig after a woman reported that she was physically assaulted about a week ago.

"I don't want to put out into the public that there's some stalking, serial rapist out there," said Lt. John Forgay of the Craig Police Department. "There are just a lot of questions that need to be answered."

Officers took a report at about 11 p.m. Jan. 19 that a woman had been assaulted in the area between Mack Lane and Colorado Highway 13. The woman said a man approached her offering to help with her car that wasn't working properly. The woman said the man grabbed her by the wrists and pushed her to the ground, after which she doesn't remember what happened, according to the police report. The woman said the incident happened between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., but police didn't receive the report until a few hours later. After she said she came to, the woman first called a friend from Craig's east end Kum & Go.

After the woman was contacted by police officers, she was taken to The Memorial Hospital for a medical exam.

The woman did not tell officers she was sexually assaulted, and her description of the alleged attacker is vague, Forgay said.

"If we knew more, we would want (the public) to know," he said. "We started looking at all the circumstances, and they didn't make sense. I wish everything were in black and white."

Amy Hatten can be reached at 824-7031 or ahatten@craigdailypress.com.

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