Woman raped while walking home from LGBTQ Orlando nightclub

Orlando police investigate rape as possible hate crime

ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police are searching for three men after a woman walking home from a LGBTQ nightclub was raped in a possible hate crime.

Police said the rape occurred early Sunday after the woman left Club Revolution on South Bumby Avenue, and the men yelled sexual comments, including "lesbian" and "dyke," at the woman before the attack.

According to Orlando police, the woman was walking home around 1 a.m. when three men in a silver-colored vehicle yelled as they approached her.  The men exited the vehicle and two of them pushed her to the ground, took off her underwear and one of them raped her, Orlando police said.

During the attack, the man who raped her allegedly said, "I'll show you how a real man feels," according to a police report.

The men drove off after the attack, police said.

The woman could not provide a detailed description of the assailants but said the driver had short hair and was wearing a black T-shirt and khaki shorts.  The woman also could not provide an exact location but said she remembered walking under an overpass, police said.

The rape is also being investigated as a hate crime, police said.

Anyone with information about the attack is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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