Woman allegedly raped and robbed in Spring Valley

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Spring Valley police are investigating the rape and robbery of a woman that took place Thursday morning.

The young woman, who is in her late 20s, says that she was attacked from behind while walking along a wooded path. She says that her attacker placed a knife to her throat, raped her and then robbed her of $80.

The victim says that following the incident, her attacker fled on foot. At that point, she went home to call the police.

She initially reported the attack as a robbery, but with the help of an interpreter, the Spanish-speaking woman told investigators that she was also raped. The young woman is recovering at a local hospital, investigators say.

The woman describes her attacker as a black male in his late teens, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black backpack.

No one saw the alleged crime, including students at a nearby Yeshiva.

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