Detectives investigating report of rape in Tavernier

Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a reported rape that happened Sunday night in Tavernier.


The victim, 39, told deputies she was walking to Dillon's Irish Pub and Grille in the Tavernier Towne shopping center at mile marker 91 when a man came out of the bushes, dragged her into a wooded area behind the plaza and raped and beat her. 


She suffered a broken bone in her face, multiple broken ribs and other injuries to her face, head, neck and back, said Deputy Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for the Sheriff's Office. The reported attack happened around 9 p.m., Herrin said.


The victim was taken to Mariners Hospital for treatment. She could not describe the attacker, other than to say he had an "afro" hair style, Herrin said.