Olean Woman Reports Rape

OLEAN – An 18-year-old Olean woman reports that she was attacked and raped in Oak Hill Park on Monday night.

According to Olean police, the woman was walking home on Putnam Street at approximately 7:55 pm, when a man, described as black, attacked her from behind, covering her mouth with a cloth and then dragging her into the park where he raped her.

The man then uncovered her face and fled toward West State Street.

The woman was taken to the hospital for observation and evidence collection, as she also reportedly consumed 9 Benadryl tablets.

An investigation continues.


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