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Teen Assaulted in S. Memphis, Rescued by Passerby

Police are investigating the attempted rape of a 17-year-old girl in south Memphis Tuesday morning.
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Police are investigating the attempted rape of a 17-year-old girl in south Memphis Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to South Parkway near the Montgomery Plaza Apartments around 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14. When they arrived, they found a teen victim had been attacked while walking along South Parkway to the apartment complex. Witnesses saw the girl being dragged into the bushes, stopped to help the victim and the suspect ran away.

The suspect, 25-year-old Lorenzo Kirk, was apprehended in the nearby area by police. He was charged with Rape and is being held without bond at the Shelby County Jail.
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