June 20, 2018
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Woman beaten, raped in home

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

PASSADUMKEAG, Maine — State police warned residents Friday to lock their doors, keep their lights on and report any suspicious activity after a woman in her 60s was beaten and raped by a man who forced his way into her home.

The Pleasant Street resident reported that the assault occurred early Wednesday, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

“We have had a presence in Passadumkeag since this happened and we would like to hear from anyone who has information about this,” McCausland said Friday. “This was a violent assault.”

The woman reported the assault after the man left her home. A state police evidence team and several detectives went to her house to assist in the investigation.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln and transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor before she was released, McCausland said.

Police could provide no description of the assailant on Friday.

“A lot of the information at this point we are keeping to ourselves for investigative reasons,” McCausland said.

Anyone with information is asked to telephone state police at 866-2121. All calls will be kept confidential.

Passadumkeag is a community of about 440 people about 15 miles north of Old Town. Pleasant Street is about a mile long, off U.S. Route 2, near the Penobscot River. It parallels a long, winding stream or thin river that eventually connects to Saponac Pond.

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