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NEWORLEANS-- Police are investigating the aggravated rape of a woman in the Carrollton area Wednesday evening, in the 7300 block of Hickory Street, according to the New Orleans Police Department,

Shortly before 9 p.m., a woman was forced into her home and sexually assaulted, accordiing to a police report. The woman's home was also burglarized.

Superintendent Ronal Serpas has scheduled a 12:45 p.m. press conference to 'discuss recent developments in the Uptown burglaries and sexual assaults,' Officer Garry Flot, a spokesman for the NOPD, said.

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