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Brazil police investigate rape of American woman in World Cup host city

Police say they are investigating the alleged rape of an American woman visiting the Brazilian World Cup host city of Cuiaba.

The police department says in a statement the 24-year-old woman told them she was attacked Friday night after the Chile-Australia match.

She told police she was sleeping in the house of someone she had met in a party held to celebrate Chile's victory when she was attacked. Her screams woke up her boyfriend and scared away the rapist.

Police say she was treated at a local hospital and is now in the care of representatives of the U.S. Embassy.

The embassy said in a brief statement it was aware of the incident but because of the Privacy Act it could not share information about a U.S. citizen without his or her written permission.