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Rape Reported At Occupy New Haven Encampment

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Occupy New Haven tents on the city green. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Occupy New Haven tents on the city green. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven police have made one arrest in an investigation into a rape at the Occupy New Haven encampment.

Police say they were called to the camp on the city Green on Tuesday afternoon after getting calls about a protestor found in distress in her tent. The woman hadn’t been seen all day and wasn’t responding when people outside the tent called to her.

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England Gamble (Courtesy New Haven Police)

The woman was taken to Yale- New Haven Hospital. Police concluded that she had been raped either late Monday or early Tuesday.

Police say England Gamble of New Haven was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault and unlawful restraint. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

The Occupy New Haven protesters have been ordered out of the green by Wednesday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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