Sexual assault leaves Montford on edge

- A popular night spot in the Queen City is shaken up after a sexual assault over the weekend. 

Montford Drive is lines with bars and restaurants. Folks in the area say it's a very popular spot for young people on the weekends. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating a reported rape that happened near the area early Sunday morning. 

Officers said a 27-year-old woman noticed a man following her from a nearby bar. 

The woman reported the man dragged her by her hair, strangled her with his hands, and then sexually assaulted her near the 4700 block of Park Road. 
 
The victim was taken to Presbyterian Hospital for minor bruises and scratches. 
 
Folks in the area said they're shocked this happened, and will be taking extra precautions when they are out and about. 
 
 
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