Denison Police search for three men accused of sex assault

Published: Mar. 9, 2017 at 12:24 PM CST
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DENISON, Texas (KXII) -- Denison police are looking for three men

after a woman claims they kidnapped and raped her Wednesday night.

The 18-year-old woman was found a few hours after she went missing from the Creekmore Apartments.

Investigators are now scouring the area for the suspects.

"Got a text from her mom saying she couldn't get ahold of her, so I called her couple times no answer, so I called my neighbor," Sam Hollingsworth said.

That neighbor told the missing woman's fiancé, Sam Hollingsworth, that he had seen her around 3:30 p.m., but hadn't seen her since.

Hollingsworth said he then rushed home from work and found her car in the parking lot, but she was nowhere in sight.

"Her back door wide open, phone keys right over here, phone case was broken, right over in this area over here, I found one of her shoes," Hollingsworth said.

Hollingsworth immediately called police.

"Had our canine officers out, and about 8 o'clock we received a call that she was located at the New Creation Church on Spur 503," Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said.

Police said the woman was then taken to TMC for an exam and treatment.

"I can't really describe how she looked, it's just awful, it tore me up really badly," Hollingsworth said.

"She said she was sexually assaulted and three black males in a black SUV took her," Eppler said.

Hollingsworth said the suspects also took her jewelry.

"Four rings, our engagement ring, class ring and a necklace in the shape of a heart," Hollingsworth said.

As for what happened from the time she was taken to when she was found, police said those details are still unknown.

"The only thing she said was they went down a bumpy road and that's the only thing that she could tell us, so right now we're really wanting information," Eppler said.

Anyone with any information relating to this incident is asked to call the Denison Police Department at (903) 465-2422.