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Woman raped in McCarthy Park following Facebook meeting

A Southern Tier woman told Northeast District police that she was raped by a man in McCarthy Park late Saturday night, following two incidents involving people she met on Facebook.

The 21-year-old woman said she first was assaulted by a woman while hanging out with the people she had met on Facebook. Later, a cousin of the person she had met through social media attempted to take her vehicle, before offering her a ride to the hospital for treatment of her injury, police said.

But on the way to the hospital, the driver took her to McCarthy Park where she was raped, according to police reports.

She was taken to Erie County Medical Center for a rape-kit exam.