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Police: Man allegedly 'violently attacked and raped' woman in Syracuse

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Syracuse Police have made an arrest in a rape investigation.

Police say the investigation began when officers responded to the 200 block of Turtle Street at about 4 a.m. on June 28. There a female victim told officers she was violently attacked and raped by a man over the course of a few hours.

Detectives identified a suspect and on July 4 went to 607 Turtle Street to locate him and search his home.

“SPD S.W.A.T. responded to the scene as a precaution, due to the violent actions of the suspect reported in this incident,” police said in a release.

Police said the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Hickey, was arrested without incident.

He now faces the following charges:

  • First-degree rape
  • First-degree robbery
  • First-degree criminal sex act
  • First-degree sex abuse
  • Second-degree assault
  • Second-degree strangulation
  • Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Forcible touching


Hickey was later sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center, according to police.

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