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Protester allegedly raped at 'Occupy Cleveland'

Occupy Cleveland protestors camp along a sidewalk Monday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2011, in downtown Cleveland. The protest, modeled after the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York, is in its 12th day. AP Photo/Mark Duncan

Occupy Cleveland protestors
AP Photo/Mark Duncan
(CBS/WOIO) CLEVELAND - Cleveland police are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident that occured Saturday at the "Occupy Cleveland" rally involving a 19-year-old female student.

According to police reports, the 19-year-old student was instructed by "Occupy Cleveland" personnel to "share a tent with the suspect due to a shortage of tents."

The suspect identified himself as "Leland" to the woman. The woman told police that after she thought the suspect went to sleep in his own bed, she slept in a sleeping bag provided to her by the rally, reports CBS station WOIO.

The student then went to school Monday and told a teacher about her sexual assault incident, which is now being classified as a "kidnapping/rape." This prompted the teacher to immediately contact the authorities.

"Occupy Cleveland" is one of many movements taking place nationwide in the wake of "Occupy Wall Street," which is protesting against corporate greed.

  • Crimesider Staff

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