A 20-year-old woman was raped just before 8 p.m. Sunday evening in City Park, New Orleans police said.
Few details about the crime were made immediately available; the incident was in a daily email the NOPD sends out listing all major crimes that occurred during the last 24 hours.
The location of the crime was listed as 1 Palm Drive, which is inside the park, just below where Interstate 610 crosses it. But that address is simply the address on record for the park itself; police were still trying to determine the precise location of the crime Monday, said Officer Frank Robertson, an NOPD spokesman.
The NOPD’s offense log characterized the crime as an aggravated rape, which is a more serious charge than simple or forcible rape.
Editor’s note: This story was edited Feb. 9 to clarify that the rape took place inside the park, not near it.