Suffolk police: Search underway for man who raped woman in broad daylight in Coram woods

Police say the woman was walking in a trail near Route 112 and Skips Road around 1:45 p.m. when a man assaulted and raped her.

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2021, 7:17 PM

Updated 1,053 days ago

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Suffolk police are searching for the man they say assaulted and raped a woman in a wooded area in Coram Thursday.
Police say the woman was walking in a trail near Route 112 and Skips Road around 1:45 p.m. when a man assaulted and raped her. Pplice say the woman didn't know her attacker.
"She reports that she observed an individual following her, a male following her," says Acting Suffolk Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron. "At some point he jumped in front of her and grabbed her. That then resulted in an extremely violent assault to her where at one point she was knocked unconscious and raped."
Police say the woman was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital Center for treatment.
People who live nearby say the area is not the greatest. They say people use the trail as a cut through to get to the bus stop near Home Depot.
Cameron says this is an unusual and extremely disturbing rape. He says it is extremely high priority to solve this case.
According to police, the man is described as having a dark complexion with a medium build and unshaven.
Police are looking for surveillance video and any witnesses.
"A forcible rape out in the public during broad daylight is very, very unusual for Suffolk County," says Cameron. "So it's a very unusual event, it's a very disturbing event for us, for our department. We want to solve this case as soon as possible."
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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