Investigation underway after woman is violently sexually attacked

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve clarified the sheriff’s rape quote with additional information. The sheriff did not mean to discount or minimize date or acquaintance rape in his quote. Any intimation of that was unintentional and came from EastIdahoNews.com staffers. We apologize for the misunderstanding.

VICTOR — The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who violently sexually assaulted a woman early Friday morning.

The attack occurred around 1 a.m. in a public setting in Victor, Teton County Sheriff Tony Liford said. The sheriff declined to release the exactly location of the attack at this stage of the investigation.

“This was a stranger. This was not a date rate, this was not an acquaintance rape,” Liford tells EastIdahoNews.com.

The woman says she did not know the suspect, and investigators describe him as a white male wearing a dark colored hoodie with a buzz-cut haircut.

Few details are being released about the crime, but Liford encourages everyone to take precautions when out late at night.

“A lot of people believe this is a fairyland. Everyone needs to be safe, use the buddy system and be very cautious,” Liford says.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Teton County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 354-2323.

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