Sketch released of man accused of sexually assaulting woman

Sketch released of man accused of sexually assaulting woman

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Atlanta police are asking for help identifying a suspect in a sexual assault.
  • Story Highlights
  • A woman woke up in a sparsely furnished apartment on New Year’s Day.
  • She told police a man she didn’t know was sexually assaulting her.
  • She had fallen asleep in a car outside a nearby club.

Atlanta police on Wednesday released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault on New Year’s Day. 

The assault happened in the 300 block of McDaniel Street in northwest Atlanta, police said. 

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The woman who was assaulted told police she fell asleep in a car outside the Blue Ivory Club after she’d had drinks about 11:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve at Club Rave in College Park.

When she awoke, she was completely naked in a sparsely furnished apartment and a man she didn’t recognize was sexually assaulting her, the police report states.

The woman said, “Stop” and when she started to ask, “Who are you,” the man tried to calm her down by saying her friends were nearby, police wrote in the report. 

After finding her clothes in a dryer, the woman ran out of the apartment and climbed a wrought iron fence, hurting her left knee, elbow and hand. Police took the woman to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The suspect is described as having a dark brown skin complexion with high cheek bones. He is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9 and has a slim build, police said. The victim told police the man might have been in his mid-30s to early 40s.

Anyone with information is asked to call 404-577-TIPS.

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