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Walk and Donation effort for Rail Trail victim

Local - 6/18/2014 4:42 PM by Rachael Cardin

OAK HILL - After a woman is attacked on the Oak Hill Rail Trail, the community decided to come together in support.

 

The sexual assault that took place on the Rails to Trails Walkway is pulling the community together to raise awareness of this type of crime. Volunteers have decided to take action and make a statement that these acts of violence will not be tolerated. A walk will be held on Saturday morning for anyone wanting to show their support for the victim. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will be handed over to the Oak Hill Police Department so they can give them to the victim. Volunteers said this woman is a hero for escaping her attacker and bringing the detailed description to law enforcement so a quick arrest could be made.

 

 

Volunteer and organizer, Regina Mims said, "I just want everybody to come together as a team to show them that this is our walkway and we are taking it back and we are going to make sure, from here on out, that people are safe when they walk here.  And whether you're a female, a child, a male, everyone has the right to feel safe."

 

The meeting place for the walk is on the Rail Trail where Central Avenue meets Virginia Avenue and it starts at 9 AM.


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