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Locals Beat Detroit Man Blamed in Teen's Rape

Locals Beat Detroit Man Blamed in Teen's Rape
Posted August 14th, 2013 @ 12:10pm by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– After a teen with Down syndrome was allegedly raped in Detroit, residents felt police were acting too slowly—so they took matters into their own hands. Using a baseball bat, several neighbors pursued and beat a man whom the victim's family and other locals accused of the sexual assault, CNN reports. He hadn't been charged, but they knew who he was based on posters around the neighborhood. A relative of the victim had posted the story on a community list-serve.

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