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Clarksville police searching for clues in downtown rape

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Clarksville police are looking for two men who allegedly raped a young woman while she was walking home Tuesday night near downtown.

The 18-year-old woman was walking near South First Street and Washington Street when police say the two men pulled her into Kline Alley and attacked her about 9 p.m.

"One of the suspects held her down while the other sexually assaulted her," said Clarksville police spokeswoman Natalie Hall.

Police say the victim had been talking on her cell phone with a friend when she noticed she was being followed.

"Her friend told her to go back to her residence, which is close to this area," Hall said.

After the attack, the victim started running back home, where a neighbor saw her and said her shirt had been torn off and her pants were ripped.

He called 911.

Police responded quickly, in part, because they were close-by.

"We live here next to the jail and share a property line with the police station only 500 yards from where the action was," said neighbor Stricia Lack.

Police used a K-9 team to try and find the men, but they had left the area.

"I won't be on the street by myself. I'll let my neighbors know what happened," Lack said.

Investigators say the suspects are described as black men, one is about 6'3" with short hair and gold caps in his teeth, and is estimated to be in his early 30s. The other is short and stocky, with shoulder-length dreadlocks and a Fu Manchu moustache.

If you have any information about this crime that could help police, call Clarksville Crime Stoppers at 931-285-TIPS.

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