Park City police investigate whether woman was drugged, raped
January 30, 2016
The Park City Police Department is investigating a report that a woman might have been drugged at a Main Street nightclub and then raped somewhere else.
The police received the information at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday. The incident occurred sometime in the early morning hours of that day, Darwin Little, a police lieutenant, said.
According to Little, the person reported to be the victim is 22 years old and from Utah. The woman was seen with two suspects, one man and one woman. Little said it appears the woman did not know the other two prior to Tuesday. They had drinks at the nightclub and the woman was seen leaving with one of the suspects, he said. The police did not identify the nightclub.
The police believe they went to a Park City hotel. Little said video surveillance at several locations in Park City show the woman with the two others.
The woman woke up disoriented and called a friend and then a taxi, Little said. She went to a hospital on Tuesday, he said. The Police Department believes the woman was drugged, Little said. The Police Department by midday Friday had not received test results.
Little said the two others are believed to live outside of Utah. Investigators have identified one of them, he said. Nobody had been arrested by midday Friday.
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Little said he is not aware of a similar case in Park City in the last month.
He said people at nightclubs should exercise caution and use the buddy system.
The investigation is continuing.