The victim told police the suspect was a black male with a medium complexion, wearing all black and walking with a limp.

Police seek suspect in rape despite questions about victim’s story

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a knife-wielding suspect accused in a recent sexual assault.

The victim told Atlanta police she was attacked in her car last Wednesday night at East Lake Park off Memorial Drive. The suspect had asked her for a light and when she gave it to him he punched her in the head and dragged her into some nearby bushes, the incident report states.

There, she was forced to perform a sex act at knife point. The report states the suspect briefly dropped the knife, leading to a tussle, but he regained control and stabbed his victim repeatedly.

Eventually she escaped, flagging down a passing motorist who dropped her off at Hughes Spalding Hospital. She was eventually transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital, where doctors told police she suffered wounds to her left arm, left hand and underneath her left breast.

The victim described the suspect as being a black male with a medium complexion, wearing all black and walking with a limp. She stated that he was approximately 5 foot 8 inches with a slim build.

In a press release, Atlanta police noted how “several of the victim’s statements doesn’t match up to the physical evidence at the crime scene, including but not limited to her vehicle being secured with the windows up. The victim’s pants were recovered at the hospital contrary to her account of being naked and flagging down motorists.”

The incident remains under investigation. Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS, online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CRIMES (274637).

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