Sorrento Rape Investigation Continuing



ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are continuing to investigate the rape of a young woman in Sorrento in July.

This flier posted on the bulletin board at Shaw’s Supermarket announces a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of raping a young woman in Sorrento this summer. —JENNIFER OSBORN
This flier posted on the bulletin board at Shaw’s Supermarket announces a reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of raping a young woman in Sorrento this summer. —JENNIFER OSBORN
The young woman, 19, reported that a man forced her into a van at gunpoint near the intersection of Waukeag Avenue and Forest Street. The man sexually assaulted the girl then let her go.

Authorities searched the area and put up roadblocks to question area motorists and look for the suspect the day the rape allegedly occurred, July 23.

The Maine State Police Criminal Investigative Division II is investigating the alleged rape.

“We have been following up on investigative leads as they come in and will continue to do so,” said Lt. Gary Wright.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with dirty blond, shoulder-length hair who is 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall. The man was driving an older model dark-green minivan, police said.

Meanwhile, a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the attack.

A flier posted on a bulletin board at Shaw’s Supermarket on High Street states that the offer will expire on Jan. 1, 2011.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Maine State Police at (800) 432-7381.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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