By: Jenn Schanz
Police say around 1 a.m. Friday morning a Lincoln teenager was sexually assaulted while riding her bike.
It happened under the 27th street overpass, just south of Cornhusker highway.
"A 16–year–old girl was riding her bike to a friends home when she was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground. She was then assaulted," explains Officer Katie Flood of the Lincoln Police Department.
Police say she later went to the hospital with head and back pain.
Strangely, the victim did not know the suspect, which police say is rare.
"Typically the rapes investigated in Lincoln are by known offenders. Somebody that is known to the victim. We see a very small percentage of stranger rapes, so we are investigating this to the fullest," Flood says.
Officers are still investigating and don't know the exact location of the assault yet. Police say it might take the victim returning to the scene to get more information.
The suspect, who is still on the loose, is described as a heavy set black male, around 5'10".
He took off on a bike.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 402–475–3600.