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Bicyclist from Florida sexually assaulted in Canaan

12:02 PM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
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CANAAN, Maine (AP) - Maine state police say a 50-year-old woman visiting from Florida was pulled off her bicycle and sexually assaulted in the town of Canaan.

Police say a passer-by stopped to assist the cyclist after her attackers fled Sunday afternoon. She was treated at Redington Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan and released.

Police are asking for the public's assistance. They want to speak to anyone who traveled along the Whitten Road in Canaan between noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

State police in Augusta can be contacted at 624-7076 or 800-452-4664.

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