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Police Investigate Possible Sexual Assault on Trail

By Aaron Kraut

Monday - 10/22/2012, 5:45am  ET

A 21-year-old woman jogging on the Capital Crescent Trail on Sunday evening was knocked unconscious and dragged into nearby woods, Montgomery County Police said.

Capt. Paul Starks, MCPD spokesman, said police are investigating the incident as a possible sexual assault. The woman went to the hospital for treatment of a head wound, according to a report from NBC4.

The incident occurred just after sunset about a half-mile south of Massachusetts Avenue, according to police. The woman said she stopped to watch a group of deer cross the trail, when she was struck from behind. She regained consciousness in the woods off the trail, Starks said, before a male jogger passing by helped her to a house in the 4900 block of Brookeway Drive.

Police were called to the house at about 7:13 p.m. A forensic team was on the scene late Sunday night. Police taped off an area in front of the house, at the end of the cul-de-sac that backs up to a trail entry point.

Starks said police will put out a release on the incident today.