A 24-year-old woman of Pomona Valley was raped by a man who took her to the Dump area of Punta Gorda after the woman asked him for a ride to Punta Gorda from the 6-mile junction of the Southern Highway and the Stann Creek Valley Road.
The incident occurred about 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The woman told police that she was travelling from Pomona to Punta Gorda and got a ride in a vehicle with a man whom she did not know.
The woman said that after they passed Bella Vista, the man began to touch her legs and her vagina without her permission, and when they arrived at the Dump area in Toledo, instead of going into Punta Gorda Town, the man drove the car into San Antonio Road and turned left into a little road off the highway, where he raped her.
After the ordeal was over, the rapist abandoned the woman in the area and drove away. The woman was assisted by people in the area and was taken to the Punta Gorda police, where she made a formal report.
So far the rapist has not been found. He was described as having short black hair, with “red skin”, and has a tattoo on his arm.