With the rape of a 17-year-old girl Wednesday, the Summerville community is questioning the safety of the Sawmill Branch Canal trail where the incident occurred.
The trail is a 7-mile long stretch from East Richardson Avenue to the Oakbrook YMCA off of Old Trolley Road.
On Twitter, one resident said this about the trail: "(the) drug related crowd uses this trail between neighborhoods from trolly road all the way down."
Patch reported in November rapes and murders have increased in Dorchester County. Click here to read more.
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