Rape reported outside of gas station
Monday, August 12, 2019 10:54 am
Murfreesboro Police were recently called to a gas station at the corner of John R. Rice Blvd and Old Fort Parkway in reference to a rape.
Once on the scene, it was learned that a gas station customer came in and purchased cigarettes. After buying them, he allegedly asked the female clerk if she wanted to join him outside for a smoke. While outside, the customer reportedly kissed the female. It was during that kiss that he got too aggressive with the worker, according to a police report.
The woman told officers that she asked the subject to stop, but he allegedly continued to push his hand down her pants penetrating her. The woman was able to get away and quickly went inside the store to tell a co-worker. That co-worker called police who are now trying to figure out the identity of the customer.
After talking to police, the victim was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital where she underwent an evaluation and nurses completed a sexual assault exam.
No arrests have been made, but police know the suspects name.
MPD Incident 19-00150115
(a) Rape is unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or of the defendant by a victim accompanied by any of the following circumstances
(1) Force or coercion is used to accomplish the act;
(2) The sexual penetration is accomplished without the consent of the victim and the defendant knows or has reason to know at the time of the penetration that the victim did not consent;
(3) The defendant knows or has reason to know that the victim is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated or physically helpless; or
(4) The sexual penetration is accomplished by fraud.
(b) Rape is a Class B felony.