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Posted on: December 18, 2020

UPDATE: Detectives Seek Video Footage, Witnesses Related to Madison Avenue Rape Investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2020


The Charlottesville Police Department continues to investigate a rape in which a woman was abducted and raped at gunpoint in the 700 block of Madison Avenue around 10:15 p.m. on December 17, 2020.

Specifically, CPD is asking for the public's assistance with obtaining any video footage from doorbell cameras, Ring cameras, or any other home security system from individuals who live in the vicinity of where the crime occurred.

If you have video footage or any information about this case, please contact CPD immediately at (434) 970-3280.  If you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Whether you think it may help or not, any little bit of information you have could be very helpful and could solve this case.


IMMEDIATE PUBLIC SAFETY RELEASE

December 18, 2020


The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a rape that occurred in the 700 block of Madison Avenue at approximately 10:15 PM last night, December 17, 2020.  

A female was walking in the 700 block of Madison Avenue when she was abducted at gunpoint by a black male described as thin, approximately 6’2” tall, short hair (possibly buzz-cut), wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants.  The suspect took the victim behind a nearby apartment complex and raped her at gunpoint.

Detectives and Forensic Teams are currently in the area investigating the incident.   Specifically, detectives are looking to obtain all possible surveillance video footage in the immediate area of the 700 block of Madison Avenue.  If you have a surveillance system, such as a doorbell camera, please contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 immediately.

If you have any other information related to this case, you may contact CPD at the above number, or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may provide information to Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.  A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

Media Contact
Tyler Hawn
Public Information Officer
Charlottesville Police Department
434-409-3439
hawnto@charlottesville.gov

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