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Updated: 8/26/2013 7:26 pm
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- Rochelle Moore and Fawn Price are regulars at Crossroads Regional Park, but rape definitely altered their routine.

"I was very concerned. I bring my children here. They play here a lot-especially in the evening time, so I was very concerned," Moore said.

"I did get scared. I didn't come for a couple days, but I feel better now," Price said.

Corinth Police say a man raped a young woman close to midnight August 15. While he got away, police strongly believe it won't be for long.

In the meantime, much time is being devoted to restore confidence with those who use the park.

"We have officers making trips through the park routinely as well as unmarked vehicles driving through the park checking on the people walking and kids playing," Corinth Police Captain Ralph Dance said.

Park Director Todd Witt is calling on city officials to fund private security for the park and to install surveillance equipment.

That sounds good to Moore and Price.

"I feel safer. I know that I can walk and I can put by headsets in and I don't have to worry about anyone coming up behind me and attacking me or anything."

"I bring my little girl and stuff over there, so it's fine. It's better."

It's better for them but not enough to convince some ladies to come back after dark.

"I don't know. I try to get my walking done before five," Lois Shults said.

That may be an opinion shared by many others until a suspect is behind bars.
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