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Neighbors React to Rape on JU Campus

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Updated: 8/09/2012 7:45 pm
People who live near Jaksonville University are frightened after hearing there was a rape so close to home.  Carrie McTyre says, "It's scary. I have almost a 20 year old daughter. And we do a lot of walking. And it makes it very scary." People And it was for one woman Tuesday night. She was walking alone on Arlington Expressway and Cesery Blvd around 8:30. All of a sudden a man pulled up in a car next to her. He pulled out a gun and ordered her into his car. Fearing for her life, she got in. He drove her about 3 miles down the road, pulled into Jacksonville University. He took her to a wooded area toward the back of the campus. That's where she says he raped her.  According to the JSO report the woman says that after the suspect sexually assaulted her, "He told her that she had 15 seconds to walk away, and that if she looked back at him he would kill her." Neighbors say they're actually not surprised. Alicia Cox say, "I don't like this neighborhood at all. I don't think it's safe. It's scary." After hearing this story, People who live near this area are scared. "They need more security guards out there.. More lights." Another woman says her daughter's a student at JU. She says an attack like this worries her about her daughters safety. "I don't know. I'm worried." And she says her daughter had no choice but to take a night class this semester. Which worries her even more. "I'm scared because my daughter. This time she has to go in the night. I'm worried." The victim is not a student at JU, however campus security sent out a not to all JU students hoping the community will rally together to find the rapist.
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nativejax - 8/9/2012 10:28 PM
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Ladies, don't walk alone, unless you can 'lock and load'..
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