- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) - More than 60 people participated in a walk down an Oak Hill trail in a show of unity with a woman who was attacked there.

The woman was tied up and sexually assaulted by a knife-wielding man June 14 on the White Oak Rail to Trail. The Register-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1lhJG9y ) that the man threatened to return to kill the woman, but she was able to free herself from the restraints and run to a house to call authorities. A suspect was arrested nearby.

Participants in the unity walk braved scattered showers Saturday, walking in small groups down the trail. Sen. Joe Manchin sent a message of support and commended Oak Hill residents for keeping a sense of community following the attack.


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