Last week, Jackson police responded to two potential incidents of rape. One, on the morning of March 16, involved a woman who woke up in the Elk Country Inn parking lot and couldn’t remember how she got there. The last thing she recalled was being out with friends till about 1 a.m. Another, two days later, involved a woman in a car at nearly 2 in the morning. She was stopped at the intersection of Hansen Avenue and Cache Street. When an officer circled the block and saw she was still stopped there, he approached her vehicle to investigate. That’s when she told him she had been raped.
Lieutenant Roger Schultz of the Jackson Police Department says two incidents in one week is not all that surprising. He says potential sexual assault crimes don’t always happen every week or every month even. Hear more: