Teen sexually assaulted while walking home from Cleveland Heights High School

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio-- A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while walking home from Cleveland Heights High School last week.

The student was walking with a friend late afternoon on Thursday, but the two went their separate ways.

The University Heights Police Department said the suspect followed victim and raped her before she made it home. Police would not say exactly where the attack occurred.

The teen was taken to Hillcrest Hospital.

Police said they believe the attacker knew the victim.

Investigators want the public to know they believe this is an isolated incident and they do not feel a serial rapist is on the loose.

Cleveland Heights High School