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Sheriff warns of sexual assaults on rural roads in Black Hawk county area

WATERLOO – At least three sexual assaults have occurred this month along rural roads in Black Hawk and Linn counties in Iowa, prompting a warning from law enforcement.

In August of 2017, three females have reported being assaulted in Black Hawk and Linn Counties while driving on sparsly populated roads (rural or outer urban roads), the Black Hawk county sheriff’s office said.

The general locations in Black Hawk County are near Dunkerton and in Cedar Falls. The Linn County assault was near Cedar Rapids.

Also, Tama county recently had a report of a female being approached by a male south of Black Hawk County.

The Black Hawk county sheriff is urging caution “while driving on the roads and if you see anyone suspicous sitting along the highways to report the incident immediately; and if your vehicle breaks down and you do not feel safe, stay in your vehicle with the doors locked and call your law enforcement dispatch center and report this so an officer can be dispatched to either help you or check out the suspicous person.”

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