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WILKES-BARRE -Police are investigating the reported sexual assault of a woman early Sunday morning on the railroad tracks near Parrish and South Main streets.


According to police: The woman said she met a male at Mr. Pizza on South Main Street and they later walked to the Turkey Hill convenience store on Blackman Street. They stayed there a while and left with the male telling her to follow him because he knew a shortcut. Once on the tracks he pulled her down and assaulted her. The woman got away, saw a pizza delivery person and asked for help. The delivery person drove her to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital where police were contacted around 12:25 a.m.


The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build.


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