Police in Roswell are investigating an incident from earlier this week during which a woman was sexually assaulted in one of the city’s parks.
According to a Facebook post from “Friends of Roswell Parks” a man made “physical advances and accosted” a woman in the Roswell Area Park on Monday. The post says those advances were “in a sexual manner.”
Police said that the woman goes to the park regularly and is “somewhat familiar” with the suspect, having seen him around the park and they have previously had “small conversations.” On Monday, the man began asking “personal questions” that made her “uncomfortable” and when she tried to leave the suspect “grabbed and groped” her.
The victim, a 28-year-old Woodstock woman, got away and called 911.
A Roswell police spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing.
A police report from the incident notes that an officer responded to the scene at 10495 Woodstock Road around 11 a.m. in “reference to sexual battery.” Five other officers assisted the first responder.
Police describe the suspect as being about 6-feet tall with blue eyes and a cut on his bottom lip. Police added that he is in his 60s and at the time of the incident was wearing a red shirt that said “America” on the front. He was also wearing a fanny pack, navy blue shorts, white high socks and dark tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about the incident or suspect is asked to contact Det. Kirk at 770-640-4383. Police said if you see this person in the park, call 911 immediately.
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