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Cannon Falls police search for rape suspect

Authorities are asking the public to help identify a man accused of raping a woman Monday, Aug. 27 at her Cannon Falls home.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 6 feet tall, stocky build, thick chest with a noticeable stomach, wearing a baseball cap, wire-rim glasses, dark patchy beard, T-shirt, khaki shorts, tattoo on both legs, black socks and had the odor of marijuana, according to a Cannon Falls police news release.

Anyone who saw a man matching the description in the Cannon Falls area around 3 p.m. Aug. 27 is asked to call police at 507-263-2278.

Cannon Falls police took a report of a sexual assault in the 900 block of Park St. W. The victim reported she was at home when an unknown man knocked on her door. The woman was selling an item online and she believed the man was there to purchase a computer, according to the news release. Once inside the residence, the male suspect raped the woman in her bedroom.

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If you know of someone that has been a victim of sexual assault the HOPE Coalition is here to help victims. Hope Coalition can be contacted 24 hours a day at 800-519-6690 or 651-388-9360 or hope-coalition.org

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