Fayetteville Police investigate woman's sexual assault

The Fayetteville Police Department's Special Victim's Unit is investigating a sexual assault that happened about midnight Monday near Cain Road and Pamalee Drive.

A woman told police she was walking on the sidewalk along Cain Road when a man approached her from behind, pulled her to the ground, and sexually assaulted her.

She described her assailant as black, tall with a thick build and callouses on his hands. He was wearing a black shirt, and the woman told officers the suspect had strong body odor and the smell of alcohol about him.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Caldwell with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 366-5853 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted online by completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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